Agricultural Fest at Fort Christmas [Free]

Fort Christmas was built in present-day Christmas, Florida during the Second Seminole War. Construction began on December 25, 1837, with the arrival of 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama volunteers.

The event features a Barbeque Chicken and Rib Cook Off for 4-H and FFA chapters, Cattle Battle exhibition of steer and Heifers (entry fee required), and Chicken Pickin’ competition (entry fee required).

This event is FREE to attend.

Historic Militia Encampment at Fort Christmas [Free]

Fort Christmas was built in present-day Christmas, Florida during the Second Seminole War. Construction began on December 25, 1837, with the arrival of 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama volunteers.

Join Orange County Parks and Recreation at Fort Christmas Historical Park for the Historic Florida Militia Encampment to learn about the Second Seminole Indian War (1835 – 1842) from soldiers in uniform in their camp.

Programs presented at 12:30 and 2:30pm on both Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, with park hours 8am to 6pm.

This is a FREE event.

Get Your DIY On at Maker Faire Orlando November 10-11 #OrlandoMakers

Florida’s largest Maker event, Maker Faire Orlando, returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds

Florida’s largest Maker event, Maker Faire Orlando, returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds the weekend of November 10-11, 2018, with a ton of fun DIY activities.

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more.

It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Select nights August 17–October 31, 2018,

  • Aug 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sept 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Enjoy dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey, Peter Pan and many of your favorite characters in the Boo To You parade. Then turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle to see the skies above come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza and a spectacle that definitely goes bump in the night. Plus, the night comes alive with the return of the spellbinding “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle show with the Sanderson Sisters, photo ops with characters, trick-or-treating, and more.

Tickets start at $75 per adult.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Select nights August 17–October 31, 2018,

  • Aug 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sept 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Enjoy dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey, Peter Pan and many of your favorite characters in the Boo To You parade. Then turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle to see the skies above come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza and a spectacle that definitely goes bump in the night. Plus, the night comes alive with the return of the spellbinding “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle show with the Sanderson Sisters, photo ops with characters, trick-or-treating, and more.

Tickets start at $75 per adult.

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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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Select nights August 17–October 31, 2018,

  • Aug 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sept 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Enjoy dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey, Peter Pan and many of your favorite characters in the Boo To You parade. Then turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle to see the skies above come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza and a spectacle that definitely goes bump in the night. Plus, the night comes alive with the return of the spellbinding “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle show with the Sanderson Sisters, photo ops with characters, trick-or-treating, and more.

Tickets start at $75 per adult.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Select nights August 17–October 31, 2018,

  • Aug 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sept 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Enjoy dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey, Peter Pan and many of your favorite characters in the Boo To You parade. Then turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle to see the skies above come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza and a spectacle that definitely goes bump in the night. Plus, the night comes alive with the return of the spellbinding “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle show with the Sanderson Sisters, photo ops with characters, trick-or-treating, and more.

Tickets start at $75 per adult.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Select nights August 17–October 31, 2018,

  • Aug 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sept 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Enjoy dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey, Peter Pan and many of your favorite characters in the Boo To You parade. Then turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle to see the skies above come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza and a spectacle that definitely goes bump in the night. Plus, the night comes alive with the return of the spellbinding “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle show with the Sanderson Sisters, photo ops with characters, trick-or-treating, and more.

Tickets start at $75 per adult.

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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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Select nights August 17–October 31, 2018,

  • Aug 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sept 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Enjoy dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey, Peter Pan and many of your favorite characters in the Boo To You parade. Then turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle to see the skies above come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza and a spectacle that definitely goes bump in the night. Plus, the night comes alive with the return of the spellbinding “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle show with the Sanderson Sisters, photo ops with characters, trick-or-treating, and more.

Tickets start at $75 per adult.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Select nights August 17–October 31, 2018,

  • Aug 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sept 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Enjoy dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey, Peter Pan and many of your favorite characters in the Boo To You parade. Then turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle to see the skies above come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza and a spectacle that definitely goes bump in the night. Plus, the night comes alive with the return of the spellbinding “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle show with the Sanderson Sisters, photo ops with characters, trick-or-treating, and more.

Tickets start at $75 per adult.

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