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17 things to do this weekend around Orlando

Many free events available to check out

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ORLANDO, Fla. – It's an event-packed weekend in Central Florida. Many free events are taking place for you to attend. 

 

Saturday

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Oct. 6, 8 a.m.
Lake Eola Park
195 North Rosalind Ave.
Orlando

Get out and walk to help end Alzheimer’s. 

Kelly Park's Cardboard Canoe Regatta  

Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Kelly Park
Kelly Park Road
Apopka

It’s Kelly Park’s 11th annual Cardboard Canoe Regatta. Get your cardboard and duct tape ready to race in the chilly Rock Springs.

Lake County Folk Festival in Eustis

Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Lake Ferran Park
Ferran Park Drive
Eustis

Musicians, crafters, artists and food vendors line the streets of Historic Downtown Eustis for this free festival.

Santa's Farm Lifesaver Weekend! First Responders Free

Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Santa’s Farm
35317 Huff Rd. 
Eustis

First responders and military personnel get in free this weekend. 

Orlando Museum of Art Family Day – Free Admission

Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando

This free family day offers hands-on art and gallery activities.

Rare Orlando

Oct. 6, 1 p.m. to midnight

Central Florida Fairgrounds
4603 West Colonial Drive
Orlando

The lineup includes: Carnage, Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, Borgore, Barely Alive b2b Virtual Riot, DJ Diesel aka Shaquille O' Neal, GRAVEDGR and a special performance by Kodak Black.

Popcorn and a Family Movie

Oct. 6, 2 to 4 p.m.

UCF
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando

Families can head to UCF to watch a movie and eat popcorn. 

Coco: Movie and Craft

Oct. 6, 2 p.m. 

Edgewater Library

Watch “Coco” while singing, dancing and making crafts.

Dance Out Bullying in the Park

Oct. 6, 5 p.m. 

Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola
Lake Eola Park
195 North Rosalind Ave.
Orlando

This event will have performances by local dance school, Orange County schools and more. There will be booths with information for both adults and children about bullying. 

Zombietoberfest + The Night Market at Audubon

Oct. 6, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Audubon Park Garden District

Watch a movie on the big screen along with local vendors, live music, food trucks, a free costume contest and more. 

UCF Knights vs SMU Mustangs

Oct. 6, 7 p.m. 

Spectrum Stadium
4465 Knights Victory Way
Orlando

Watch your hometown team take on the SMU Mustangs in a quest to keep its winning streak alive.

Blocktober Fest 2018

Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Wall Street Plaza

Wall Street Plaza is being transformed into a big German Party for the annual Blocktober Fest. Get German food, hear German music and drink German beer.

Dive In Scary Movie Marathon at Chris Lyle Aquatic Center

Oct. 6, 7 p.m. 

Chris Lyle Aquatic Center
3001 17th St. 
St. Cloud

Swim around in the pool or sit and watch “Scared Shrekless,” "Hocus Pocus" and "Maleficent." 

Boots, Bulls & Barrels in Kissimmee

Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. 

Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee

This is a tournament style event featuring bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling. 

Screen on the Green: Peter Rabbit

Oct. 6, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

Maitland Middle School Soccer Field
1901 Choctaw Trail

Watch “Peter Rabbit” while lying on a soccer field. 

 

Sunday

Villian Meet and Greet at Crayola Experience

Oct. 7, 1 p.m. 

Crayola Experience Orlando
8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando

Meet your favorite Halloween villains at the Crayola Experience.

Florida Wedding Expo

Oct. 7, 1 to 5 p.m. 

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive

Meet with wedding professionals and enter to win thousands of dollars in prizes. 
 

Other weekend event options:

Halloween Horror Nights. Check out the News 6 Scare Scale.  

Oktoberfest

Disney Springs Fall Menu

Epcot Food & Wine Festival  

Upcoming Fall Festivals  

Most Instagram-worthy pumpkin patches in Central Florida


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