Can't-Miss Orlando Events in October

Get the scoop on Halloween parties, food festivals, cultural celebrations, sports games and other events in Orlando this October.

Get the scoop on Halloween parties, food festivals, cultural celebrations, sports games and other events in Orlando this October.

By Nate Shelton

Looking for events in Orlando this October? We have you covered! In addition to food festivals and Halloween haunts, we're hosting concerts, Broadway productions, NBA and MLS games, family events, Come Out With Pride festivities and much more, including the highlights featured here.

You can also search for happenings around the time of your visit with our Orlando Events Calendar. No matter when you'll be here, there's always something to do in Orlando!

Theme Park Events in Orlando for October

Through Nov. 12: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is back and included with regular admission at Walt Disney World® Resort, featuring culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, tasting events and, most importantly, a cornucopia of gourmet food and beverages. Learn more.

Select Nights Through Oct. 31: Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

A separate-ticketed event, the Magic Kingdom's annual Halloween celebration is fun for all ages, with trick-or-treating, a parade, live shows, fireworks and character appearances. Learn more.

Learn more: Discount Tickets to Walt Disney World Resort

Select Nights Through Nov. 3: Halloween Horror NightsTM

Held at Universal Studios FloridaTM at Universal Orlando® Resort, this year's edition of the world-famous fright fest boasts 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, a live show and other surprises. Plus, Visit Orlando has Sunday – Thursday Flex Tickets at $45 off gate price. Learn more.

Learn more: Discount Tickets to Universal Orlando Resort

Select Days Through Oct. 28: SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

Included with regular admission, this daytime, kids-focused Halloween event at SeaWorld® Orlando offers live shows, dance parties, trick-or-treating and whimsical characters. Learn more.

Learn more: Discount Tickets to SeaWorld Orlando

Weekends & Halloween Through Oct. 31: LEGOLAND Florida's Brick or Treat

Packed with trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed LEGO models and build activities, a scavenger hunt, fireworks and more, LEGOLAND Florida® Resort's Halloween event is included with regular admission.

Learn more: Discount Tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Free Events in Orlando for October

Take Advantage of Free Events in Orlando
Take Advantage of Free Events in Orlando

These free, family-friendly events are taking place at locations throughout the Orlando area in October.

Oct. 13: Cranes Roost Sunset Cinema

Bring chairs and blankets to Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, about 25 minutes north of downtown Orlando, for a free screening of Goosebumps.

Oct. 27: Avalon Park Spooktacular

About 25 minutes east of downtown Orlando, Avalon Park's Halloween event includes a costume parade, trick-or-treating, a bounce house and other activities.

Oct. 27: Central Florida Veg Fest

Family- and dog-friendly, as well as smoke- and alcohol-free, Veg Fest at Festival Park, just east of downtown Orlando, encompasses more than 200 vendors and contributors with colorful, educational exhibits and activities centered around vegetables.

Oct. 31: Halloween at Cranes Roost Park

This community-oriented trick-or-treat party features live entertainment, a costume contest, games and fun surprises.

Oct. 31: Winter Garden's Halloweenfest

Held on Winter Garden's Plant Street, about 20 minutes west of downtown Orlando and 20 minutes north of Walt Disney World, this eerie event includes live entertainment and activities.

Downtown Orlando Events for October

IMMERSE in Downtown Orlando
IMMERSE in Downtown Orlando

These events are taking place in and around downtown Orlando during the month of October.

Oct. 8-14: Come Out With Pride Events

Held in and around downtown Orlando, this year's Come Out With Pride events include Drag Race 5K (Oct. 8), Reel Pride Film Screening (Oct. 9), House of Pride The Edge Reunion (Oct. 10), Weekend Launch Party (Oct. 11), Block Party (Oct. 12), the main festival (Oct. 13) and Recovery Brunch (Oct. 14).

Oct. 19-20: IMMERSE

Orlando's premier outdoor arts exhibition invites more than 1,000 artists and performers to the heart of the city, including interactive shows, art installations and live performances.

Oct. 30 – Nov. 4: Jersey Boys

The hit Broadway show comes to Orlando courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Additional Events in Orlando for October

Find More Things to Do in Orlando This October
Find More Things to Do in Orlando This October

These events are taking place throughout Orlando in October. Click each event's name to learn more.

Orlando City Soccer Club Games in October

Orlando City Soccer Club
Orlando City Soccer Club

All Orlando City Soccer Club games are played at Orlando City Stadium in downtown Orlando.

Orlando Magic Games in October

All Orlando Magic games are played at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.

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Written by Nate Shelton, Consumer Content Writer at Visit Orlando. He’s a native Floridian who appreciates the entertainment, historical and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.

 

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