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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

Halloween is in full swing at the Magic Kingdom for  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party . 

Halloween is in full swing at the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Epcot's 2017  International Food And Wine Festival  continues through November 13th.  So much yum!

Epcot's 2017 International Food And Wine Festival continues through November 13th.  So much yum!

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular   runs through October 29th on the weekends. Fun for the entire family!

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular runs through October 29th on the weekends. Fun for the entire family!

  Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights . Universal Studios Florida™ comes alive with ultra creep factor.

 Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Studios Florida™ comes alive with ultra creep factor.


Foodie Events

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.


Family-Friendly

October 6th, 6pm     Movie Night at Leu Gardens  - showing   Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them  . Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden. Blankets or chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. Gardens open at 6pm, Movie time at  8pm. Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (5-17 years of age). 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando.

October 6th, 6pm

Movie Night at Leu Gardens- showing Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them. Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden. Blankets or chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. Gardens open at 6pm, Movie time at  8pm. Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (5-17 years of age). 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando.

October 6th thru 29th   Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at the farm! Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays / Sundays 10-5 pm. Admission $10 per vehicle, per day, with no limit to the amount of passengers in the vehicle, and will include access to the farm with music, pumpkin patch, games, petting zoo, Kids Zone, food/beer, lots of fun stuff to do!  Southern Hill Farms : 16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont

October 6th thru 29th

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at the farm! Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays / Sundays 10-5 pm. Admission $10 per vehicle, per day, with no limit to the amount of passengers in the vehicle, and will include access to the farm with music, pumpkin patch, games, petting zoo, Kids Zone, food/beer, lots of fun stuff to do! Southern Hill Farms: 16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont

October 14th & 15th, 10am - 4pm   34th Annual Fall Festival at Lukas Nursery- a fun-filled family-friendly weekend - including Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch and more! 1909 Slavia Rd, Oviedo

October 14th & 15th, 10am - 4pm

34th Annual Fall Festival at Lukas Nursery- a fun-filled family-friendly weekend - including Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch and more! 1909 Slavia Rd, Oviedo

October 21st to 22nd, 10am - 5pm    Winter Springs ARToberFEST  is celebrating 10 years of exceptional art, tasty German food and drink, rockin’ entertainment, kids’ crafts and much more. Free admission. 

October 21st to 22nd, 10am - 5pm

Winter Springs ARToberFEST is celebrating 10 years of exceptional art, tasty German food and drink, rockin’ entertainment, kids’ crafts and much more. Free admission. 


For Adults

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.


Sporting Events

10/1 4pm: vs NY Giants

10/1 4pm: vs NY Giants

10/15 5pm: OCS vs. Columbus Crew

10/15 5pm: OCS vs. Columbus Crew

10/18 7pm: vs. Miami Heat

10/18 7pm: vs. Miami Heat

10/24 7pm: vs. Brooklyn Nets

10/24 7pm: vs. Brooklyn Nets

10/27 7pm: vs. San Antonio Spurs

10/27 7pm: vs. San Antonio Spurs


Fundraisers

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

October 27th

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


Cultural Events

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

Vanessa Loomie