Fall is a busy time in Orlando, when friendlier temperatures accompany a variety of special events that take over Orlando's neighborhoods and world-famous theme parks. It's the perfect season for, dare-we-say, delicious fun!
Fall flies by in a flash, so take advantage our list of 2014 festivities in Orlando.
Global Peace Film Festival
Celebrate the art of film - and its power to promote new understanding - in Orlando. Held in conjunction with the UN's International Day of Peace, the Global Peace Film Festival highlights the art of motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth, beyond anti-war, ideology and activism. Events include film programs, panels and parties.
The film program is from September 16 through 21, 2014
Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Taste your way around the world at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Sept. 19-Nov. 10, when diverse flavors pair with fine wines and sounds of popular musical acts by hit-makers from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
The Puerto Rico Marketplace returns after being absent for a year. Topping the menu is the "Carne Quisada con Arroz Blanco" Slow Braised Beef with Puerto Rican Grown Rice. This dish will be paired with a Sangriiia brand cocktail from Gasolina Urban Blends. Also available at the Puerto Rico Marketplace will be the Sweet Corn Sorullitos with Mayo Ketchup - presented in an innovative squeezable pouch. Drizzle a little and take a bite! YUM!
Celebrating Florida Artists
Hit the streets of charming Winter Park for the 41th annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, featuring more than 100 of Florida's finest artists, Oct. 11-12, 2014. Patrons can leisurely walk along the sidewalks of Park Avenue in Winter Park and meander through the exhibits in Central Park to view all the art entries of the festival.
While not taking-in the art, visitors can enjoy live music and entertainment on the Central Park Stage, snacks and meals from the many food vendors or children's workshops hosted by Crealdé School of Art. The festival is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
Raise your glass on Friday and Saturday night, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2014, the Fifth Annual Food & Wine Classic returns to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort features wines from around the world and a variety of culinary dishes prepared by award-winning chefs and kick back with live entertainment and fireworks.
Looking to impress friends with your knowledge of wines, cocktails and beer? Informative and educational seminars begin at 4:30pm and last approximately one hour.
Celebrate Latin Food
Take a tasty-trip to Crane's Roost Park in Altamonte Springs for the Orlando Latin Food and Wine Festival, October 18, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This unique festival brings 20,000 consumers to taste the Latin flavors of Central Florida's restaurants, as well as wine, beer and spirits. Join in the celebration of Orlando's Hispanic community with live music, art and chef stage demonstrations.
If it's frightful fall fun you're seeking, then check out our Halloween in Orlando page. But be prepared for a scream of a good time - you've been warned.