This Week in Orlando: Festivals, Halloween & More

From culinary celebrations to Halloween-themed events, check out all of Orlando's happenings from Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Orlando Comedy Festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 2
The Orlando Comedy Festival, presented by Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, is  four days packed with more than 40 live comedy shows, including improv, stand-up and magic. Admission: shows range from $7-$20.

Epcot Food & Wine

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (pictured), Sept. 30-Nov. 13
Sip, sample and savor treasures from around the world at this 45-day festival at Epcot. From tasty tapas and refreshing beverages to celebrity chef demonstrations and rock star performances, there's something to satisfy most every taste and interest. Admission: event included in regular park admission ($85 for adults and $79 for children ages 3-9); tapas-sized portions of regional specialties run $3-$8 each.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, every weekend Oct. 1-30
Youngsters can dive into this Halloween underwater "fantasea" every weekend in October. At this daytime event, kids can trick-or-treat, dance with whimsical sea creatures, catch silly and spooky shows and create sea-themed arts and crafts. Admission: included in park admission ($81.99 for adults and $73.99 for kids ages 3-9).

Orlando Improv Festival, nightly through Sept. 27
Comedy improv groups from Canada, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta and Orlando gather together for this three-day festival of hilarious shows and workshops. Admission: shows range from $10-$15; all access passes available. 

Dragonfly (Magical Dining)

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month (pictured), nightly through Sept. 30
Satisfy an appetite for savings during Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month in September when more than 60 Orlando-area restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for just $30. One dollar from each meal is donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. See the list of participating restaurants, browse Magical Dining menus and make dinner reservations at Photo courtesy of Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi.   

Halloween Horror Nights, select nights through Oct. 31
Celebrating 21 years of fear, Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios as the nation's most intense Halloween event. During select nights, the theme park transforms into a bloodcurdling labyrinth of haunted houses, scarezones and live shows as brave guests confront extreme Halloween entertainment. Admission: $81.99.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, select nights through Nov. 1
Guests of all ages are invited to dress in costume and trick-or-treat at Magic Kingdom's boo-free bash after regular park hours. The "not-so-scary" festivities include Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade and the bewitching Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. Admission: party tickets start at $53.95 for adults and $47.95 for kids 3-9.

For more special events in Orlando, check out our calendar of events here.


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