Fall Guide 2012
Fall Guide 2012: Events
Published: September 26, 2012
Caribbean Splash featuring Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Mavado, Fay Ann Lyons, Bunjii and more Outdoor music festival with live music, food vendors, arts and crafts and a kids zone. 11 am Sunday; Lee Vista Park, 7050 Augusta National Drive; $25; ticketmaster.com.
Orlando Japan Festival Family-friendly event with taiko drummers performance, traditional Japanese dance, ethnic food vendors, martial arts demos and more. Noon-5 pm Sunday; The Village at Hunter's Creek, John Young Parkway and State
Road 417; free; orlandojapanfestival.com.
Tribute to the Latin Heritage Outdoor family-friendly cultural festival with ethnic food vendors, arts and craft activities, live performances by musical and dance groups and more. Noon-6 pm Sunday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; uptownaltamonte.com.
Nov. 3-Nov. 4
Fall Fiesta in the Park Every year, this event draws thousands of people who come to browse this huge, outdoor arts festival. Hundreds of vendors display jewelry, art, crafts and more. There's also live entertainment, a kids zone and plenty of food vendors. It's free to get in, and it's right on the shores of Lake Eola all weekend long. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; free; 407-855-0606; fiestainthepark.com.
Nov. 9-Nov. 11
Greater Orlando Antiques Festival Dealers sell collectibles, jewelry, artworks, coins and currency, furniture and more. 1-6 pm Friday, 9 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm Sunday; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $6-$18; 407-226-2288; orlandoantiqueshows.com.
Eat Local Week Slow Food Orlando sponsors this week-long celebration of locally produced foods. The goal is to build awareness of local food producers and to help local restaurants, farmers and artisans work together to make local food more profitable – and a more popular choice for consumers. Various times, various locations. Visit eatlocalweek.com for details, participating restaurants and events.
Art & Music in the Park Live jazz music and dinner options courtesy of the Food Truck Bazaar. 5-8 pm Friday; Lake Concord Park, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; free; casselberry.org.
13th Annual Taste of Orlando A group of local restaurants dish up their specialties, with live entertainment and more throughout the day. 11 am-3 pm Saturday; Waterford Lakes Town Center, 413 N. Alafaya Trail; visit website for details; 407-737-2866; simon.com.
Baldwin Brewfest Outdoor street party with more than 75 craft and import beer samples, live music and food vendors. 4-8 pm Saturday; Baldwin Park, New Broad Street and Jake Street; $25; 734-891-2082; baldwinbrewfest.com.
Motorcycles and Martinis XL 106.7 FM's Johnny Magic emcees an evening of cocktails, live bands, bachelor/bachelorette auctions and more to benefit Caring for the Children, Nap Ford Community School and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 7-11 pm Saturday; Ember Bar & Restaurant, 42 W. Central Blvd.; $30-$40; 407-849-5200; motorcyclesandmartinis.com.