Weekend Happenings: October 9 to 11

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

Autumn is here, pumpkin spice abounds, the weather is cooling down, and there's so much to do it's difficult to keep track. So we did it for you. Here's what's happening this weekend.


2nd Friday Art Stroll – Mount Dora – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A festive evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres in downtown Mount Dora that showcases the work of regional artists through displays at several venues within walking distance. For more info:  mountdoracenterforthearts.org‚Äč

Jake's Beer Festival – Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Beer lovers and foodies alike will love this event. With over 60 craft beers on tap, delicious food, and live music, who wouldn't? For more info: 

Underground Vampire Bar – DRIP – 8:00 PM

All month long DRIP has transformed into an underground vampire bar and things are getting spooky. For more info: ilovedrip.com

Friday and Saturday:

Oktoberfest  – Avalon Park – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

A free family festival with German music, dancing, games and contests, and both beer and root beer gardens. For more info: eventsatavalonpark.com


Come Out With Pride – Lake Eola – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The main event of this year's Pride United happens with vendors, food stands, and fireworks. For more info: comeoutwithpride.com

Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival – Uptown Altamonte – 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Pay homage to the glorious pig and craft beer. Sip your way through the park while listening to live music and savoring BBQ and bacon-inspired dishes. For more info: altamonte.org

Casselberry Founder's Day – Lake Concord Park – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Founder’s Day Tree Planting, Wachovia Bank Mural Unveiling, and an Outdoor Sculpture Award Ceremony Walk. For more info: casselberry.org

Jazz 'N' Blues Stroll – Leu Gardens – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Perfect date night idea to grab the picnic basket and listen to blues in the gardens. The Jeff Howell Blues Band, Robert “Top” Thomas, and the Thom Chambers Group will perform at different locations within the 50-acre gardens. For more info: leugardens.org

Saturday and Sunday:

Vintage Venture – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

It's a vintage car show with musical performances, wine tastings, and tours. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival – Central Park – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried art show to feature Florida artists exclusively. This annual community-oriented sidewalk show presents high-quality visual art along with live entertainment, children’s activities and more. For more info: autumnartfestival.org


Pixar in Concert – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – 3:00 PM

Memorable moments from 14 Pixar films in a multimedia show with musical performance by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. For more info: drphillipscenter.org

Lunatics Show – Moonlight Players Theater – 7:00 PM

Take an evening for laughter and fun before returning to the work week with the Moonlight Players. For more info: moonlightplayers.com

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