Orlando Area October Events Calendar
October Events in the Orlando Area
Octoberfest, Bike Week, Halloween, Fall festivals... how could anyone hate October?!
Theme Parks & Attractions
Through October 12th (extended due to Hurricane Irma)
Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, at select restaurants in Orange & Seminole counties. Over 100 Orlando area restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $35 (usually with 3 courses or more). Through Visit Orlando, one dollar from each meal supports Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.
October 1st, 10am to 3 pm
17th Annual Taste of Thailand Fall Food Festival- Sample dishes from some of Orlando's Best Thai Restaurants. Featuring live Entertainment, displays of Thai Culture, including traditional music and dancing. $12 admission. Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee,FL2421 Old Vineland Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34746
October 18th, 6pm to 9pm
Winter Park Wine & Dine Fall Edition- more than 35 Orlando merchants set up to offer unlimited complimentary food, deserts, wine, specialty cocktails & craft beer samplings plus live music inside & outside. $39 GA tickets (limited to 200 tickets, $55 Gate) / $75 VIP with Early Entry at 5:30 (limited to 75 Tickets, $100 Gate)
October 28th, 10am - 6pm
Central Florida Veg Fest is back, bigger & better than ever, featuring healthy living & eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers/presentations; non-profits; fun & games for kids; dog / cat adoptions; restaurant booths; food preparation demonstrations, and live music & entertainment. FREE Admission. Orlando Festival Park, 2911 E Robinson St.
October 7th, 4pm - 1am
Oktoberfest Downtown Orlando 2017- Be part of one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in Florida! Multiple venues around town host their own Oktoberfest experience allowing you to travel around town and get your fill of German beer, food, music, and culture.
October 19th - 22nd
Biketoberfest 2017- More than 100,000 motorcyclists will roll into the Daytona Beach area for the 25th anniversary celebration of Biketoberfest®, a multi-day, annual event. This extended weekend of fun and sun includes motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways, with the fun spilling over into local bars & venues.
October 13th, 8:30pm - 11:30pm
OSC After Dark Party, Inspiring Innovation Gala- This event honors world renowned researcher & conservationist Dr. Peter C.H. Pritchard. Watch the night sky embrace the gorgeous Orlando skyline as you dance the night away, enjoy drinks & tasty morsels at an amazing after party benefiting Orlando Science Center and the Chelonian Research Institute. OSC Members: $75
General Admission: $100, Door Price: $125. Orlando Science Center
October 14th, 6pm - 10pm
21st Annual Tales & Tails Gala, benefiting Canine Companions for Independence- Southern hospitality takes on a whole new meaning honoring the 8 Southern states served by the Southeast Region. The evening will feature Southern inspired cuisine, live & silent auctions and entertainment. Tickers $250 / VIP $500, table sponsorships available. Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd Orlando
3rd Annual Charity Classic~ The Great Gatsby Costume Ball- Dress in your favorite 1920's attire & enjoy a fun night of dancing, silent auction, costume contests, great food, cash bar & more! Early Registration - $50 pp (by Oct. 15th) / $65 pp if reserved Oct. 16th or after / $75 pp at the door. Each admission includes 2 drink tickets for beer or wine. Benefiting the New Image Youth Center, Augie's Quest to Cure ALS, & Employee Partner Care Foundation. Citrus Club, 255 S Orange Ave, Suite 1800
October 3rd, 7pm - 9pm
Uncorked at The Abbey, Orlando Ballet- A behind-the-scenes look at how the Orlando Ballet performs. General admission tickets are $30, and drinks are available for purchase. Call Kamilah Smith at Orlando Ballet at 407-418-9828 to buy tickets. 100 S Eola Drive
October 5th, 6pm - 9pm
1st Thursdays "Ghosts and Ghouls!" at the Orlando Museum of Art- During this event artists extend beyond earthly boundaries for inspiration to create works depicting dark/horror/goth and other Halloween themes. Admission is $15; cash bar and food available. 2416 N Mills Ave
October 19th, 6pm - 9pm
3rd Thursday Gallery Hop- Multiple galleries downtown Orlando stay open after-hours for this monthly gallery crawl. A great starting point is CityArts Factory which will have a Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit & block party! 29 S. Orange Ave.
October 21st, 5pm - 11pm
Immerse 2017 : Presented by Creative City Project is an invitation to unexpected creative encounters in the heart of Downtown Orlando. You'll find yourself truly immersed in art, performance, and interactive installations. With collaborators like Cirque du Soleil, Orlando Philharmonic, Orlando Ballet, & the Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra, you won't want to miss this evening. Tickets $5-10. Financial hardship discount code: 50off (click "ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE")
October 27th to 29th, Show times vary
Orlando Ballet's performance of Swan Lake- Set to Tchaikovsky’s powerful Swan Lake score, and based on the folk tale of a young princess transformed into a swan by a vengeful sorcerer, this production promises an enchanting look at the classic romance. Live Music Funded by Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation. Tickets start at $19. Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center.
October Movie Releases
October 6th: Blade Runner 2049; The Mountain Between Us; My Little Pony: The Movie; The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One; Walking Out; Dementia 13
October 13th: Happy Death Day; Marshall; The Foreigner; Professor Marston & the Wonder Women; 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain; Goodbye Christopher Robin; Human Flow; Breathe
October 20th: Jungle; Same Kind of Different as Me; Geostorm; Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween; The Snowman; Only the Brave; Leatherface; Wonderstruck
October 27th: Suburbicon; The Square; Jigsaw; The Killing of a Sacred Deer; Thank You for Your Service; Novitiate; Crash Pad