Now that we’re officially in last 90 days of the year and according to the calendar it’s “fall” – although I’m sure we can all agree that fall shouldn’t entail 90 degree weather but I digress – I thought it would be fun to create a roundup of the best fall activities in Orlando to check out this month! I absolutely love going out and finding fun + unique things to do in my city. You might even be surprised by all the various ways you can enjoy this season in the City Beautiful. Be sure to pin this post for later so you don’t miss any of these awesome events!
Sunday, October 7th: 3rd Annual Fall Festival + Pumpkin Patch @ Southern Hills Farm in Clermont. Enjoy live music, food trucks, local craft beer + wine and more! Can’t attend this weekend? No worries! They’ll be hosting the festival every weekend until October 28th. You can catch me by the fire pits stuffing my face with s’mores. Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Admission: $10 per vehicle
Friday, October 12th: Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest. I won’t be able to make this one because I’ll be on a bachelorette cruise to the Bahamas but you should definitely check it out. Located in Sanford, this German-themed restaurant has all sorts of specials for their Oktoberfest celebration. Get ready for tons of beer and don’t forget to put on your traditional Bavarian outfit!
Thursday, October 18th or Friday, October 26th: Girls’ Night Out: Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop. Head on over to East End Market with your best gals and get your craft on! These DIY succulent pumpkins look gorgeous. Hosted by FarmGal Flowers, it is sure to be a fun ladies night! Get your tickets.
Sunday, October 21st: Aziz Ansari at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. I’ve been a fan of Aziz’s ever since the Parks and Rec days and he wrote one of my favorite books, Modern Romance. He’s currently touring all over the east coast and has a single Orlando show so if you like laughing then get your tickets today – they’re selling quickly! P.S. If you haven’t watched his show Master of None, I highly recommend.
Admission: Starting at $35
Friday, October 26th: Orlando Science Center After Dark. Geared toward Orlando’s young professionals, from 8:00 pm- 11:00 pm you can enjoy lots of booo-z, costume contests, live music and more. If you can’t make it, be sure to check out their Science Night Live event on October 6th. They host this event about every other month where adults get the center at night to drink alcohol and perform science experiments – who knew science could be so fun?
Friday, October 26th: Movie in the Woods: Hocus Pocus. If early 90s Sarah Jessica Parker playing a witch isn’t your favorite Halloween movie I can’t help you. For everyone else, take a drive to Lakeland and get in the Halloween spirit with this interactive experience. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and chair and get ready for trivia, lookalikes + more. RSVP now!!
*Science Night Live Admission: $15,95
Saturday, October 27th: Enzian is hosting their annual Halloween party at the Eden Bar. Enzian is considered one of the hidden treasures of Orlando and they always find creative ways to bring in new business. For Halloween, they’ll be doing a costume contest + drink and food specials throughout the evening. Then, if you can make it until midnight, they’ll be screening the original Hills Have Eyes – sure to be a spooky night!
Moving screening tickets: $12
Wednesday, October 31st: Host your own Halloween party! Since Halloween falls on a weekday, for the past three years my roommate and I have hosted our own girls-only gathering. Pajamas are encouraged (nay, required), cocktails & pizza are served and we typically get through two movies. The first one we like to dip our toe in with a PG movie (think Halloweentown) while the second is more shut your eyes because I’m terrified type.
I hope you found this list helpful – now grab your planners and start scheduling these awesome events!