Author Archives: Scott Baker

Halloween in Orlando for 2018

Halloween is more than a two month celebration in Orlando beginning in August and is then a week-long celebration as Halloween Night approaches on October 31st. Disney World kicks off their Halloween events in August with Universal Studios and SeaWorld kicking off their Halloween … Continue reading

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Best Halloween Events for Kids in Orlando for 2018 featuring Uptown Altamonte in Altamonte Springs, Disney World, and SeaWorld

Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season in Orlando when the fall season finally comes around and we great a break in the weather from the high 90’s during the summer down to the mid 70’s and 80’s that makes … Continue reading

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Best Halloween Events for Adults in Orlando for 2018 featuring Downtown Orlando at Church Street and Wall Street Plaza

If there was ever a time that you wanted to do something different in Orlando and check out Downtown Orlando, the weekend parties in downtown Orlando that feature costume contests is it. For 2018, those nights are Friday, October 27th … Continue reading

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Best Halloween Events for Teenagers in Orlando for 2018 featuring Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios and Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Halloween Horror Nights stands alone as the biggest Halloween event for the older kids. Universal doesn’t recommend the event for kids under the age of 13 but 16 and older may be a more appropriate age. The event can be … Continue reading

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2018 Maitland Screen on the Green Movie Showings

The city of Maitland will be showing family-friendly movies monthly this fall beginning with Peter Rabbit in October. Screen on the Green Screen on the Green is held outside at the Maitland Middle School soccer field located in the Dommerich … Continue reading

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2018 Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival at Turkey Lake in Bill Frederick Park

Each year, as many as 70 teams of competitive and recreational row teams compete together in the Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival. Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival The Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival attracts recreational and competitive row teams from … Continue reading

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2018 Maitland Art Festival at Lake Lily on November 17th & 18th

In its 42nd year, The Maitland Rotary Art Festival brings music, food, and of course, art to the centerpiece of Maitland’s Cultural Corridor, Lake Lily. For the 2018 festival, 135 artists will display their artwork competing for top prizes from the … Continue reading

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2018 Run Nona 5k in Lake Nona on September 29th

The Run Nona 5k kicks-off the block party that happens September 29th, 2018 in the Lake Nona area of Orlando. Run Nona 5k  In its 11th year, this 5k concludes at a Lake Nona block party featuring food trucks and live music from Cnergy. … Continue reading

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2018 St. Margaret Mary Fall Festival in Winter Park on October 19th

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, situated on the north end of Winter Park’s famous Park Avenue, hosts its annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 19th, 2018.  St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church Fall Festival  After shopping and dining along Park Avenue, enjoy … Continue reading

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2018 Maitland Fright Night Halloween Event on October 27th

Maitland’s Fright Night is a free event for children dressed in their best Halloween costumes! Maitland Fright Night The event is from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at Maitland Community Park with games, snacks, inflatables, and … Continue reading

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2018 Winter Park Halloween Events including Trick-or-Treating on Park Avenue and Rollins College

Winter Park celebrates Halloween on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 along Park Avenue, Rollins College, and Shady Park at Hannibal Square with three separate Halloween events throughout the day and night. Winter Park Trick-or-Treating From 10 AM until 2 pm on Saturday, October 27th, … Continue reading

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2018 “The Haunt ” Haunted House at Old Town in Orlando

Old Town is hosting its own haunted house, at The HAUNT at Old Town, on select nights September 28th – November 3rd. Old Town has partnered with the area’s only year-round haunted house, Mortem Manor, to create a frightening celebration for … Continue reading

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Trick or Treating at Orlando Malls for Halloween in 2018 for a Safe Halloween

Halloween is one of children’s favorite holidays to dress up and get candy with trick or treating and one of the most popular places to go trick or treating is at the mall. Fortunately, Orlando has several indoor and outdoor … Continue reading

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2018 SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular Trick-or-Treating every weekend in the months of September and October

SeaWorld is the only major theme park in Orlando (not including Legoland) that has a trick-or-treating event for children as part of their general admission price during daytime hours on the weekends in the month of October. With Halloween character greetings, … Continue reading

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater 2018 and 2019 Season Schedule and Preview

Celebrating their 30th year, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater officially kicks off their 2018 and 2019 season with their annual Season Opening Gala on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 5 pm at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park. … Continue reading

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2018 Global Peace Film Festival September 17th-23rd in Orlando

The 2018 Global Peace Film Festival will take place around several venues in Orlando, Winter Park, and Maitland on September 17th through September 23rd, 2018 to utilize film and media to help promote world peace. Global Peace Film Festival The Global Peace … Continue reading

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2018 SeaWorld Praise Wave Concerts featuring Michael W. Smith and Newsboys in September in Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando will be featuring two of the biggest names in Christian Music with their Praise Wave concerts of Michael W. Smith on September 15th, 2018 and Newsboys on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. SeaWorld Praise Wave Concerts SeaWorld Praise Wave … Continue reading

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2018 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is the Scariest Halloween Event in Orlando in September and October

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando has taken the traditional haunted house celebrated during Halloween and ran with it. For more than 25 years, Universal has served up screams and scares with several haunted houses, scream zones, and shows. Halloween Horror Nights … Continue reading

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2018 Mall at Millenia Fashion Week September 17th – 23rd

Orlando has two big Fashion Weeks, both that occur in the Fall season, with the first being held at the Mall at Millenia and the second being held in Winter Park with the Mall at Millenia’s Fashion Week taking place each … Continue reading

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2018 Taste! Central Florida at Orlando World Center Marriott on September 8th

Joining forces to support hunger relief and housing needs, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, host one of Central Florida’s largest annual fundraisers, Taste! Central Florida. Event Details Taste! Central Florida is held at Orlando … Continue reading

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2018 Ocoee Haunted House and Haunted Walk with Hayrides and Halloween Games

If you are looking for a great traditional haunted house featuring scary clowns and other haunted actors to walk through during the Halloween season, take a ride over to Ocoee for their 11th annual haunted house (see videos below). Ocoee Haunted … Continue reading

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2018 St Joseph’s Carnival at Waterford Lakes on November 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in the Waterford Lakes area in east Orlando, will be having their annual carnival on Thursday through Sunday, November 15th, 2018 through November 18th, 2018. Over 30 carnival rides and midway games are available to ride and … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend Events in Orlando 2018 Featuring the NKF Surf Festival in Cocoa Beach

Labor Day Weekend in Orlando consists of three big events to enjoy that includes a surfing competition, Disney on Ice, and family reunions. Also, September is Magical Dining Month in Orlando. NKF Pro Am Surf Festival About a 45 minute drive … Continue reading

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Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Intellectual Speaker Series at Rollins College featuring Maggie Doyne, Martha C. Nussbaum, Sean Baker, and Others

Since 2008, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College has brought in well-known and intellectual speakers to the campus to engage students, alumni, and the community through public lectures, readings, symposiums, seminars, master classes, interviews, and special-interest sessions that are … Continue reading

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