Weekend Happenings in Orlando Sep 9 to 11

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.


2nd Friday Art Stroll – Mount Dora – 6 to 8 pm

A festive evening of art, music, and hors d’oeuvres in downtown Mount Dora, designed to showcase the work of regional artists on display at several local venues. For more info: mountdoracenterforthearts.org

Food Truck Bazaar – Casselberry – 6 to 9 pm

The Daily City's food trucks hit Secret Lake Park. For more info: thedailycity.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats – Northland Church – 7:30 pm

Watch this classic from Andrew Lloyd Webber about the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. For tickets and more info: cfcarts.com/joseph


Fossil Fest – Orlando Science Center – 10 am to 4 pm

Amateur paleontologists are invited to go on Dino Safari Adventures, study fossils and skeletons up close, enjoy hands-on dino-inspired crafts, uncover fossils in the dig pit, and more. For more info: facebook.com/events/1730746087179352

Sunset Cinema – Cranes Roost Park – 7:30 pm

The force is strong in Altamonte this weekend with an outdoor showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For more info: altamonte.org


9-11 An American Movement – Northland Church – 2 pm

Commemorate the 15th Anniversary attack on the World Trade Center with this stirring performance by The Central Florida Ballet. For tickets and info: myboxoffice.us/program/911-an-american-moment-784

Multi-Day Events:

Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show – Orange County Convention Center – Fri noon-7 pm; Sat 10 am to 7 pm; Sun 11 am to 5 pm

Turn your home-and-garden dreams into reality with help from exhibits that feature the latest in products and services—everything from builders and contractors to decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage systems, plants, kitchenware and much more. This year’s celebrity guest is Alison Victoria, star of the DIY Network show Kitchen Crashers. Lots of activities for children as well. For more info: orlandohomeandgardenshow.com

Rock the Universe – Universal Studios – Fri & Sat 4 pm to 1 am

An entire weekend of faith and fun at Universal Studios Orlando, with Christian-music concerts headlined on Friday night by Skillet and on Saturday by Lecrae. But there’s more than music, including guest speakers, fan-zone autographs, a candle-lighting ceremony, Sunday morning worship—and your RTU ticket gives you access to all attractions in the Universal Studios theme park. For more info: universalorlando.com

Night of Joy – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Fri & Sat 6:30 pm to 1 am

Disney World also features a two-day contemporary-Christian music festival this weekend—and this year it’s at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, with performances by superstars in Christian rock, pop and gospel throughout the evening. For more info: disneyworld.disney.go.com

Special Olympics Florida 2016 State Golf Championship – Walt Disney World Resort – Fri 11 am to 6 pm; Sat 7 am to 4 pm

272 athletes from across Florida plus more than 300 coaches, volunteers, family members, and members of the public come together for this free event. For more info: specialolympicsflorida.org

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