Weekend Happenings: October 16 to 18

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

If this cool Fall-like morning weather and beautiful sunny days continue, it'll be impossible not to get out of the house this weekend and enjoy. Here's what's happening so you can make your plans.

Friday:

Booktoberfest – Orlando Public Library – 6:30 PM

It's the 3rd annual Booktoberfest, an event with beer and wine tastings, live music, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Orange County Library System. For more info: oclsfriends.info

Eat to the Beat: Sugar Ray – Epcot – 6:45 PM

Enjoy the festivities of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival while jamming to the beats of Sugar Ray. For more info: disneyworld.disney.go.com

Saturday:

College Park Jazz Festival – Edgewater Drive – 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Thousands of people will gather to enjoy jazz music by ten bands on three stanges along Edgewater Drive in the College Park Main Street District. For more inf0: collegeparkpartnership.com

Creative City Project – Downtown Orlando – 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Support the arts by coming out to watch performances by Cirque du Soleil, the Orlando Ballet, The Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra, and hundreds of artists in this annual Creative City street festival. For more info: creativecityproject.com

Art & Wine Stroll – The Village At Artegon – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

It's the monthly art-and-wine stroll where visitors to the market can browse the handcrafted items while listening to jazz and sipping on wine from Orlando's Quantum Leap Winery. For more info: artegonmarketplace.com

Sunday:

Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure – Oviedo Mall – 8:00 AM

Come out and cheer on the racers in this year's Race for the Cure. Make a donation and help support the search for a cure for breast cancer. For more info: centralflorida.info-komen.org

Latin Food & Wine Festival – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Make an afternoon of tasting the Latin-inspired dishes of local restaurants while listening to Latin music on the main stage. For more info: latinfoodandwine.com

National Young Composers Challenge – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Eight teenage composers come to Orlando to work with a professional conductor and orchestra on their 5-minute compositions. Watch as the orchestra rehearses and then performs the eight compositions. For more info: youngcomposerschallenge.com

GUTS Orlando – Orlando Brewing – 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Watch as local artisans compete in a pumpkin carving contest like no other and enjoy the food, entertainment, and activities. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Central Florida. For more info: gutsorlando.com

Saturday & Sunday:

Boktoberfest Plant Sale – Bok Tower Gardens – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Get ready for your fall plating at this plant sale featuring forty five vendors and enjoy the German entertainment, food, craft beers, and children's activities. For more info: boktowergardens.org

All Weekend:

Biketoberfest – Daytona Beach – Times Vary

It's a weekend celebrating motorcyclists with shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides, racing at Daytona International Speedway, vendors and all things motorcycle. For more info: biketoberfest.org

Garage Party and American International Motorcycle Expo – Orange County Convention Center – Times Vary

The inaugural Garage Party kicks off AIMExpo on Friday at the I-Drive Miller's Ale House while the Expo itself, open Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy live music and a Chopper Legends Showcase as well as motorcycle exhibitors, dealers, custom-bike makers and more. For more info: aimexpousa.com

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our On The Town and the list of Halloween Events, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today. Prefer to get your news in smaller bites? Sign up to receive our e-newsletter, CityScene, delivered straight to your inbox.

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