Updated Nov. 14, 2022
Between smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and a wealth of special events, autumn is the perfect time to visit Orlando. Experience our seasonal delights for yourself at these immersive cultural celebrations, fantastic food festivals and other things to do throughout the destination this fall.
Every autumn, the arts come alive in Orlando. Here are the major cultural extravaganzas you won’t want to miss in 2022.
FusionFest (Nov. 26 – 27, 2022)
Every Thanksgiving weekend, FusionFest brings the whole world to downtown Orlando — almost literally. Held at the open-air Seneff Arts Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, this unique, two-day gala invites you to explore more than 110 global cultures, starting with a bounty of dishes from around the world. You can also look forward to experiences and contests celebrating music, dance, visual arts, spoken word, games, interactive activities and more. Food, beverages and merchandise are available for purchase, and the festival itself is free to attend.
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Dazzling Nights 2022 (Select Nights, Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023)
Produced by Creative City Project, Dazzling Nights is back for its third year — and this time, it will be bigger and even more interactive. The all-ages holiday event transforms the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures. New additions for 2022 include character meet-and-greets, a giant inflatable yeti playground, a snowstorm in a 40-foot snowglobe, a curated VIP experience, and more lights than ever. Leu Gardens is part of Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District near downtown.
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Wondering about downtown Orlando’s IMMERSE by Creative City Project? It’s taking the year off but is expected to return in 2023.
Between downtown Orlando’s FusionFest and other fantastic food festivals, fall is one of the most delicious times of year to visit Orlando.
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EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World® Resort (Through Nov. 19, 2022)
The favorite time of year for foodies and wine enthusiasts alike has arrived — as has the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE®. Held at EPCOT® at Walt Disney World® Resort, this iconic festival serves up flavors from across six continents and unlocks unlimited fun through your tastebuds. You can also expect can’t-miss activities like the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare, the all-ages Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt, and Emile’s Fromage Montage, a flavorful food stroll. The festival is included with park admission, with food and beverages available for purchase.
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Fall Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic (Nov. 11 – 12, 2022)
Hosted by Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, and open to the general public, the open-air Fall Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic pairs wines from around the world with culinary artistry from the resort’s top chefs. Choose from event-only tickets, which provide unlimited samples of all food and beverages plus entry to the Beer Garden, or make it a gourmet getaway with overnight packages at the main resort and the brand-new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.
Cultural celebrations, food festivals and spooky thrills aren’t the only activities you’ll enjoy in Orlando this autumn. From joyful music to beautiful art to live sports, we have fall festivities for every age group and interest. Use our Events Calendar to see what’s happening during your next visit to Orlando.
Use this interactive map to track down all of the events featured in this blog. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images.)
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