CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Halloween 2018 In Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebration Halloween in Central Florida

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in Central Florida, so if you still haven’t made your plans for the upcoming Halloween weekend, there’s definitely no shortage of things to do.

From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for celebrating Halloween in Central Florida:

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Jersey Boys Opens 2018-2019 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season at Dr. Phillips Center Oct 30-Nov 4 @drphillipsctr 

Tony Award®–winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys kicks off the 2018-2019 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Oct 30-Nov 4, 2018.

Tony Award®–winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys kicks off the 2018-2019 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Oct 30-Nov 4, 2018.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this musical gives a historical look at the iconic band.

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Out and About: The Weeki Wachee Mermaids Visit SEA LIFE Orlando

SEA LIFE Orlando hosting visits from the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids.

I told you earlier this month about SEA LIFE Orlando hosting visits from the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids, and last weekend, I had the chance to check it out for myself.

The lovely mermaids swam hourly throughout the day in the aquarium’s Pacific Ocean tank, to the delight of guests of all ages. The children were especially awed by the aquatic ladies, who interacted with them through the glass.

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Spooky Empire Brings Stars of X-Files, House of 1000 Corpses and More to October Event

Spooky Empire Horror Con

Spooky Empire will bring stars of horror films, TV, music and more to the Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for their annual fall convention the weekend of October 26-28, 2018

The 3-day event will feature an array of activities including celebrity autographs with meet & greets, photo ops, Q&A’s led by special guests, live performances, a film festival, and their popular tattoo festival.

This year, celebrity guests include:

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WDW Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Returns for 9th Year Oct 26-28

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27-28, 2017 with new dishes and themed areas.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its ninth year October 26-28, 2018 with new dishes and themed areas.

Culinary offerings during the event will feature cuisine from the resort’s own award-winning restaurants: Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s bluezoo, and more, with wine and spirits samplings from around the globe.

This year’s menus feature returning fan favorites alongside creative new dishes and offer attendees more than 90 food and beverage stations, 10 seminars, and five themed areas to enjoy.

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Velvet Sessions at The Hard Rock Hotel Hosts The Wallflowers Oct 26 @HRHUniversalORL @TheWallflowers

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando will host The Wallflowers as part of their intimate Velvet Sessions concert series on October 26, 2018.

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando will host The Wallflowers as part of their intimate Velvet Sessions concert series on October 26, 2018.

The Wallflowers, led by Jakob Dylan, will perform the band’s hits include “One Headlight,” “The Difference,” “Heroes” and more, in an intimate show set in the hotel lobby.

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Wild Florida Hosts Sloth Week with Free Admission Oct 15-20 @WildFlorida

Wild Florida is honoring a slow-moving, intensely adorable member of the animal kingdom with Sloth Week

Wild Florida is honoring a slow-moving, intensely adorable member of the animal kingdom with Sloth Week October 15-20, 2018.

This week will be packed with sloth-themed games and activities the whole family will love, and best of all, admission is free the entire week!

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Out and About: LEGOLAND Florida’s Brick or Treat Offers Family-Friendly Spooky Fun

CitySurfing Orlando's family writer attended LEGOLAND Florida's Brick or Treat to let give you the lowdown on the family friendly Halloween event. 

Brick or Treat has returned to LEGOLAND Florida, and my family and I attended opening weekend to experience all the LEGO-inspired Halloween fun.

I was happy to see them using all of the park and not just limiting things to one area. We also enjoyed the park being open until 8pm that day, so we could take our time exploring the special Halloween offerings.

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Out and About: Sonny’s BBQ Celebrates National Pulled Pork Day 2018 with New Limited Menu Items

Sonny's BBQ, at Lee Vista

National Pulled Pork Day is October 12, and Sonny’s BBQ, which originated the food holiday, has created three limited-time menu items to celebrate.

CSO was invited this week to preview these items, and Sonny’s Head Pitmaster Bryan Mroczka has crafted some uniquely delicious dishes.

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Annual Pink Off Park Celebration Returns October 19 in Winter Park

Pink Off Park, an annual community celebration and fundraiser event designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida, returns to Winter Park

Pink Off Park, an annual community celebration and fundraiser event designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida, returns to Winter Park October 19, 2018.

The charity event (formerly Pink Bash) features a survivor fashion show, live music, pink carpet photos, a silent auction, enter-to-win prizes and more. It will take place at the West Meadow of Central Park.

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Come Out With Pride 2018 Celebrates Orlando’s LGBTQ+ Community Oct 8-14 #KeepDancingOrlando @OrlandoPride

Come Out With Pride will honor and celebrate Orlando's LGBTQ+ community and its allies

Come Out With Pride 2018 will honor and celebrate Orlando’s LGBTQ+ community and its allies October 8-14.

It kicks off with a Drag Race 5K through Baldwin Park, and finishes with a big weekend featuring the Come Out With Pride festival at Lake Eola, and the Recovery Brunch at Celine Orlando.

Below is a list of events and other details for Come Out With Pride 2018:

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Celebrate #NationalTacoDay 2018 on October 4 With These Orlando-Area Restaurants

A platter of tacos from On the Border.

Today, October 4, is National Taco Day, and several restaurants in Central Florida are offering deals and specials to honor the day.

Whether you like traditional tacos, or fast food ones (hey, we don’t judge), this is where you can score some cheap tacos and other taco fun today:

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