Fall Guide 2012
Fall Guide 2012: Events
Published: September 26, 2012
Czech Independence Day Free admission to the galleries and scheduled docent tours of Czech-influenced works in recognition of the country's freedom. 1-4 pm Sunday; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-647-6294; polasek.org.
Festival Calle Orange Downtown Orlando shuts down 10 blocks for this annual Hispanic Festival complete with live bands across five stages, Latin food vendors and kids activities. 11 am-7 pm Sunday; Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard; free, call for details; 407-381-5310; renesproductions.com.
Fourth Annual VIP Winefest Tasting and Sale Sample more than 50 wines paired with hors d'ouevres and artisan cheeses. 3-6 pm Sunday; The Wine Room, 270 S. Park Ave. ; $75; 407-696-9463; thewineroomonline.com.
Through Oct. 31
Halloween Horror Nights 22 The park turns into your worst nightmare, with elaborate haunted houses, streetside scare actors and the brand new 3D haunted house "Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas." Don't let the price of a theme-park ticket scare you off this fave Halloween event – though a full-price, general admission ticket is $88.99, Florida residents can score tickets for just $41.99 with promo codes from specially marked Coca-Cola products. 6:30 pm on select nights; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; $88.99 general admission, with other packages available; 407-363-8000; halloweenhorrornights.com.
Halloween at Cranes Roost This one's good to take the kids to: They can go trick-or-treating around the lake, enter costume contests, bounce around in inflatable houses and take in the live entertainment. 5-9 pm Wednesday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; uptownaltamonte.com.
Neanderthal Ball Upscale fundraising dining event with gourmet food, cocktails, live music and a silent auction. 7-11 pm Saturday; Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St.; $125; 407-514-2000; osc.org.
Snoopy's K-9 Friends Outdoor dog fair with discounted shots, training tips and info on pet care. 10 am-3 pm Saturday; Heritage Square, South Magnolia Avenue and East Central Boulevard; free; 407-836-7010; thehistorycenter.org.
Wall St. Plaza's Craft Beer Fest Outdoor street party with more than 50 different craft and specialty brews. 4-8 pm Saturday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; call for price; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.