This Week in Orlando: Arts, Culture, Food and Hot Rods?

Enjoy Orlando's beautiful fall weather at one of several special outdoor events this week featuring everything from music and art to a chef competition and custom cars. Here's what's happening in Orlando Nov. 1 - 6:

10th Annual Winter Park Concours d'Elegance, Nov. 5 - 6

Do Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey and Mercedes Benz cars get your motor running? Then don't miss Winter Park Concours d'Elegance this weekend. Set in Old Winter Park, six blocks of Park Avenue close to welcome more than 120 of the world's most prestigious automobiles. As one of the most highly regarded, judged exotic car shows in the U.S., highlights include Tour d'Elegance, a free exotic car parade, on Saturday, Nov. 5 and an awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

Concours d'Elegance

Church Street Car Show, Nov. 5    

The Church Street District hosts the Classic to Customs Car Show on the first Saturday of every month on Church Street beginning from Orange Avenue toward the Amway Center from noon to 5 p.m. Food and drink specials from District members, special car-themed vendors and more than $1,000 in prizes make for a fantastic and free family event.

Fall Fiesta in the Park, Nov. 5 - 6

The 41st annual Fall Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando features more than 600 juried artisans in all media, including ceramics, glassware, jewelry, photography, wood and clothing. This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's Sunset & Symphony, Nov. 5

The award-winning Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Bok Tower Gardens present the 10th annual Sunset & Symphony fall concert. Bring along family and friends for a picnic on the Great Lawn and enjoy a magical night as the sun sets atop Iron Mountain. The pre-show begins at 4:30 p.m. and features ZEROtaiko. Taiko is Japanese drumming that dates back centuries and was traditionally used for ceremonial purposes and celebrations of life and death. Concert tickets include general Gardens admission. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children five to 12.


Battle of the Parks, Nov. 6
Popular Orlando chefs square off for Battle of the Parks, a food and wine competition in downtown Orlando. Highlights include chefs from K, Ravenous Pig and HUE competing to create the best dish using a list of mystery ingredients and top sommeliers battling in blind taste tests. General admission is $40, but VIP tickets for $60 will get you closer to the action. The event runs from 1 - 5 p.m. at 100 S. Eola Drive and proceeds benefit American Cancer Society - Central Florida Chapter, Hope and Help and Animal Safe House Brevard County.



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