Things to do this weekend in Orlando: October 1- October 3

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Happy Fall! As we enter our first weekend in Fall be sure to check out what there is to do in Orlando with kids below. Are we the only ones excited about the cooler weather we should be expecting?

Things to do this Weekend in Orlando with Kids

Here is a list of fun activities taking place in the Orlando area this weekend.

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A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs

Plan for a night out! With food trucks, live entertainment, and fun packed front yard activities, your time with us can last as long as you like (but not past 11pm) Each one of our three trails is approximately a 15 minute long experience (depending on how fast you run…)

Club Lake Fall Festival

Our activities this year will include, but not limited to, two hay rides, corn maze, toddler maze, pumpkin patch, Country Store, play structures, high strikers, football area, basketball area, The Cow Wash, and much more!

ICON Park Halloween Events

Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, bring your little ballerina, pirate or princess out to ICON Park for a free ride on its signature attraction, The Wheel.

Kids Paddle and Pizza at Lake Ivanhoe Boat Ramp

Ages 3 and up • Great for beginners! • Unique ecosystem views! Come out and play with your kids on the water. Paddleboarding is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. Duration – 1.5 to 2 hours Come join us for a kid-friendly family day on beautiful Lake Ivanhoe.

Lake Catherine Farms: Fall Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Join us at the farm for our fall scavenger hunt maze. Starting September 24th, the maze will be open on Fridays from 6pm-10pm, Saturdays from 10am-10pm and Sundays from 10am-5pm until October 30th.

Longwood Haunted History Tour

Join us for a Hauntingly Historic event! This October, the renowned Bradlee-McIntyre House of Longwood, Florida will play host to an exciting experiment in the supernatural. Every home has its secrets!

Mortem Manor

Journey through Mortem Manor, two floors of an old victorian themed haunted attraction filled with scares, thrills and fun. Featuring live actors, animatronics and state-of-the-art special effects. Mortem Manor is open year-round just outside Orlando!

Old Town Thriller Nights

Plan for a night out! With food trucks, live entertainment, and fun packed front yard activities, your time with us can last as long as you like (but not past 11pm) Each one of our three trails is approximately a 15 minute long experience (depending on how fast you run…)

Orlando Magical Dining Month

Experience the wonders of Orlando’s amazing culinary scene with Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, celebrating its 16th anniversary from Aug. 27 through Oct. 3, 2021 — 38 delicious days!

Scream n’ Stream at Oviedo Mall

Scream n’ Stream, the drive-thru haunt attraction, returns this September, bringing new scares to a new location.  The attraction, which debut at Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures last year, will take over Oviedo Mall this time around, with activities taking place select nights Sept. 17 through Oct.31.

Theatre at St.Luke’s Presents: Guys and Dolls

GUYS AND DOLLS A Musical Fable of Broadway Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Tickets on Sale Now at

The Haunted Road

One of the last remaining haunted roads in Central Florida is now a seasonal drive-thru experience. After launching in 2020, the cast and crew quickly realized everything was not as it seemed. Rumor spread that tortured souls who died on the land materialize when the sun sets, resulting in paranormal phenomena and eerie occurrences.

The Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show- WonderWorks

Those who want a fun family experience this Halloween season won’t want to miss “The Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show” at WonderWorks Orlando. The long-running magic comedy dinner show will launch its first-ever Halloween-themed “spooktacular” beginning October 1, 2021, with shows running all month long.

3rd Annual Pumpkin Ponderosa

Join us for our 3rd annual Pumpkin Ponderosa at the Showcase of Citrus, Florida’s Fresh Air Attraction. This year it is even bigger and better, happening September 18th through November 28th from 9am to 7pm.

Friday, October 1, 2021

First Friday Food Trucks in Clermont

A food truck extravaganza the first Friday of every month. 685 W. Montrose Street, Clermont City Hall.

Florida Film Academy Halloween Make Up Workshop

Ages 10-12 and 13-18 Ring in the HALLOWEEN SEASON by learning how to paint your face like a sweet sugar skull, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS STYLE! Students will be given their own makeup kits & supplies and instructed on how to paint their own faces like a sugar skull.

Leu Gardens Movie Night- When Harry Met Sally

Enjoy an outdoor movie with your favorite date. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG, children under 13 years of age require accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting.

Movie in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon

Kissimmee Utility Authority will begin its 2021-2022 Movie in the Park series on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. The event will feature free admission, free popcorn, contests, prize giveaways, and the showing of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon on a 50-foot screen!

Story Time at Red Bug Lake Park

Babies and Toddlers with their caregivers are invited to a Story Time at the Park with Mrs. Kathryn on Fridays at 9:30 at Red Bug Park starting in September. Stories, Songs, Puppets, and Musical Instruments.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Boo Bash at The Grove in Windermere

Halloween season is right around the corner and our annual Boo Bash will take place Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 2pm – 5pm!! Bring the kids to this FREE family event to enjoy trick or treating for candy, craft station, costume contest, and dance party!!

Cosplay 101 for Grades 6-12- Penguin Point Productions

Cosplay 101 for Grades 6-12 Students will work with an experienced costumer to create their own cosplay characters! No special equipment is required, but you may bring your own materials with teacher’s approval.

City of Apopka Inaugural Food Truck Wars

30 Gourmet Food Trucks competing for 4 awards Live Music ~ Kids Area ~ Beer Garden ~ Executive & Celebrity Judges Free Admission The event includes  Celebrity Judges, battle of the bellys, live music, kids area and more.

Fall Fest with The SoDo Hope Center

Join us for our first Fall Fest with The SoDo Hope Center on October 2nd from 4 pm-7:30 pm at our SoDo location. Food, games, vendors, and entertainment for the family!

Lake Mary Family Day at the Market

EVERY 1st Saturday, starting April 3rd, Family Day at the Market Presented by Advent Health Centra Care event will be taking place filled with food, friends, and FUN! The event features monthly, themed activities and shows!

Parent’s Night Out at Super Awesome Cool Pottery

Parent’s Date Night: If you want to attend a Friday night adult potter’s wheel class, click HERE to register. According to the web site, Friday Nights are also reserved from 6-9pm for adults only to drop by and just paint pottery.

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta

Families can enjoy a variety of food from more than 20 food trucks, live music, and outdoor seating on the streets of downtown Sanford.

74th Florida Railfair Model Train Show and Sale

Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce its 74th FLORIDA RAILFAIR MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE.

Sunsational Farms 3rd Annual Fall Festival

Some family fun. Join us on the farm, for some family fun this Fall. Our iconic Big Orange  will be transformed into Big Jack …. A perfect  photo opportunity for an awesome picture.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Cars and Coffee

Central Florida’s Largest Cars & Coffee event for Charity featuring the best exotics, euros, domestics, imports, and classic cars.

Old Town Family Movie Night

Bring the entire family to watch free movies on a big screen. Old Town will play family-friendly movies and classics every Sunday night. Bring a chair, grab some snacks at your favorite Old Town store, and spend the night watching a movie underneath the stars.

Pokemon Open Play at Coliseum of Comics

Join us for Pokemon Open Play! Test out new decks and meet other Pokemon players. Interested in learning how to play Pokemon? We have a dedicated advocate on hand to help teach new players during open play.

South Asian Film Festival at Enzian Theater

Beyond Bollywood: The 27th Annual South Asian Film Festival showcases diverse images of the Indian subcontinent, its culture, and heritage through acclaimed independent films from across the globe. This program is part of Enzian Theater’s cultural festival circuit and is co-presented with the Asian Cultural Association.

The Art Room’s Mommy & Me Painting Time

Kids! Get your ART on at the Art Room! Itʼs Mommy & Me time at The Art Room! Come on in to create your special painting together. They are held on the first Sunday monthly from 12:00pm-2:00pm and include all the supplies you need!

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