Free Activities in Orlando in October

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October brings tons of fun events for fall and Halloween. If you are looking for fun free activities to do in Orlando this October, you will want to check out this list.

Free Activities in Orlando in October

Here are some fun free activities to take the family to this month.

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Brew & View: Halloweentown

FRIGHT-FREE Family Night!
Brew & View: Spooky Series is taking over the Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co parking lot every Friday this Fall! Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an open-air movie theater on a NEW 20 FOOT SCREEN!
Food Trucks & Small Shop Vendors will be available starting at 7:00 and the movie will begin at dusk.
The First Friday of every month will be a fright-free Family Night!
ADMISSION IS FREE. We encourage you to enjoy the Food Trucks, Beverages, and shop from our local vendors!
THE PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSED. Free parking is located across the street, up the green ramp, or 100 ft down the road in a parking lot on the left.
Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 7:00PM to 10:30PM
Location: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, 1300 Alden Road, Orlando, FL 34711

First Friday Food Trucks

Check out Clermont’s monthly food truck extravaganza taking place the first Friday of every month. Stroll through Downtown Clermont while the DJ plays, enjoying food from a variety of vendors.

Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 5:30PM to 9:30PM
Location: Historic Downtown Clermont, 490 West Ave, Clermont, FL 34711

Lake Nona Town Harvest

Fall is finally here and what better way to celebrate its arrival than a good old fashioned Town Harvest! Join us in the Lake Nona Town Center on October 2nd for a fan favorite event.
This year’s event will feature a pie making contest where you can test your baking skills and really “crust” the competition, and become a prized blue ribbon winner!

Sign up here if you want to test your pie baking skills!

You’ll be able to share your harvest enjoyment as oversized tractors, hay bales, and pumpkins create the perfect cozy photo op. You’ll also be able to snag the perfect pumpkin for your front porch, and a hand full of flowers from our wonderful floral and farmer vendors! Toss down a blanket or pull up a chair to listen to The John Sparling Band in a magical concert under the stars. Bring out the whole family to enjoy a festive night filled with autumn delights!

Date: October 2, 2021
Time: 4:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Lake Nona Town Center, 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

Art After Dark

Lake Nona presents Art After Dark every Friday night.  Join in the fun for the whole family.  Art After Dark showcases local artists and their art displays, live music, demonstrations, and special exhibitions.

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Lake Nona Town Center, 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32827

The Grove Orlando Boo Bash

Ready for a spooky fun time with the family? Then join us at The Grove Orlando for our Boo Bash Halloween Party, Saturday, October 2nd from 2pm – 5pm! This FREE Halloween Family event will feature 24K pieces of candy, a Halloween Costume Contest at 4pm, FREE Kids Craft Station, and a DJ Dance Party. Come dressed in your Halloween Costume and enjoy great food and shopping all around the complex!
So gather your friends, family, and co-workers and head to The Grove Orlando for the Boo Bash, Saturday, October 2nd, from 2pm – 5pm!!
Date: October 2, 2021
Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: The Grove Orlando,4700-4876 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Windermere, FL 32701

Free Admission Day Leu Gardens

One Monday of the month, Leu Gardens offers free admission to visitors. Take the kids and enjoy looking at all the flowers and the plants. Right now they have their fairy door exhibit and kids will enjoy going on a hunt for all the doors.

Date: October 4, 2021
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Leu Gardens,  1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

National Night Out Event at Nona Adventure Park

Join your neighbors and the Orlando Police and Fire Departments at Nona Adventure Park for National Night Out, an annual nation-wide event that enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. There will be discounted tickets available for various Nona Adventure Park offerings and family friendly activities, a chance to meet first responders, and dinner options from Splashes Bistro and Gran Arepa.

Date: October 5, 2021
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Nona Adventure Park, 14086 Centerline Dr, Orlando, FL 32827

TPD Thursday Night Market

FREE family and pet-friendly event. Food trucks, local vendors, music and more.

Date: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
Time: 6:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: World of Beer,  431 E Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

Horizon West Block Party

Grab the family and head over to the Horizon West Town Center for a monthly hang out. The block party features food trucks offering a variety of local eats, kids games and activities and giveaways and fun prizes.

Date: October 8, 2021
Time: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Location: Lawn outside Cinepolis, 14111 Shoreside Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Altamonte Springs Cranes Roose Sunset Cinema

Bring your chairs and blankets to watch movies in Cranes Roost Park!  In October, they are featuring How to Train Your Dragon 2. These family-friendly events are free and open to the public. Concessions are available for purchase.

Date: October 9, 2021
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701


Avalon Park is hosting our annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 9th, 2021, with a Beer Garden Preview Friday, October 8th! There will be a Beer Garden, Live Music, Food Vendors, Alpine Dancing and plenty of good times to go around! The event will take place from 5-10 pm at 3651 Avalon Park Blvd East.

Date: October 9, 2021
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Avalon Park, 3680 Avalon Park East Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32828

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Popcorn Flicks in the Park series features classic films for the whole family. These films are usually held on the second Thursday of each month in Winter Park’s beautiful parks and they are FREE and open to the public. In October, the movie is The Abominable Dr. Phibes. We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us! Popcorn Flicks are typically scheduled at 7PM or 8PM, but may not start until sunset to provide an optimal viewing experience for our guests.

Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Central Park, 251 S Park Ave, Winter Garden, FL 32789

Uptown Vibes

Enjoy good music, good food and good vibes! This event brings performances from talented local artists across a variety of music genres along with interactive games and delicious food and beverage options.

Date: October 15, 2021
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Cranes Roost Park, 150 Cranes Roost Blvd., Orlando, FL 32701

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta

Pet and family friendly event where you can grab some amazing food from 20+ of Orlando area’s top food trucks, craft beer and cocktails from the bars, enjoy live music outside, craft artisans and vendors, plus plenty of outside tables and chairs to sit and eat your food truck bounty!

Date: October 16, 2021
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Historic Downtown Clermont, 490 West Ave, Clermont, FL 34711

The Night Market with Zombietoberfest

The Night Market with Zombietoberfest is on the books for Saturday, October 16th! Get out and have some Zombietober fun!

Date: October 16, 2021
Time: 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Audubon Park Garden District, 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803

Winter Park History Museum

Join Penelope on Monday mornings at the Winter Park History Museum. Penelope engages children (infants-5 years old) with interactive music, dancing and stories. This half hour program is provided without charge at 10 a.m.

Date: October Tues-Sat 2021
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Winter Park History Museum, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

National Night Out 2021

National Night Out 2021 Police-community Partnerships are Back in Avalon Park!

Join us for an fun event on October 5th from 6 pm – 8pm

Bounce houses, Carnival Games, Fire Trucks, Community Group Performances, Knoa Ice , Popcorn and Much More!

Date: October 5, 2021
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Town Park, 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

Movie Under The Stars

Join us for the October Movie Under the Stars Featuring The Addams Family sponsored by Polo Wiederhold Law, PA.

Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a fun family night out under the stars.

Date: October 22, 2021
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Town Park, 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

Winter Garden Halloween Experience

Why celebrate Halloween on one day when the fun can last 10 days! The City’s Halloween Experience provides family-friendly festivities throughout Downtown Winter Garden.

Date: October 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 2021
Time: 10:00AM to 11:00PM
Location: Winter Garden Historic District, 300 W Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Harvest Sidewalk Sale and Stroll

Shop the outdoor racks of sale and fall merchandise at the stores of Historic Downtown while enjoying the Halloween Experience decorations and festivities. It is a great time to purchase for the new season while getting a head start on holiday shopping.

Date: October 23, 2021
Time: 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Location: Winter Garden Historic District, 300 W Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Trunk or Treat Car Show

2nd Annual Promenade at Sunset Walk Halloween Kids’ Trick-or-Treating / Car & Truck show.

Live music, street performers, over 2 dozen candy locations, 24 unique restaurants and shops.

FREE ADMISSION. Outdoor event. Free parking. All ages. Pet friendly.

Participating show cars & trucks competing for the Top 3 best Halloween-themed decorations.

Date: October 30, 2021
Time: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Promenade at Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34747


Downtown Avalon Park Halloween Event with Trick or Treating! There will be a pumpkin patch, inflatable corn maze, caricature artist, games with prizes, music, food trucks, and MORE!

Date: October 30, 2021
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Avalon Park Orlando, 3801 Avalon Park East Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

Halloween in Cranes Roost Park 

Halloween at Cranes Roost is a community-oriented, door-to-door trick-or-treat alternative for kids brought to you by the City of Altamonte Springs. The event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids. The event kicks off with trick-or-treating around Cranes Roost Lake and live entertainment, followed by costume contests, games and surprises throughout the event.

Date: October 31, 2021
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Cranes Roost Park, 150 Cranes Roost Blvd., Orlando, FL 32701


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