Where to drink and party in Orlando for Halloween
Published: October 23, 2013
Sanford Pub Invasion: Walking Dead 3.0 Halloween-themed pub crawl with drinks at downtown Sanford watering holes. 8 p.m. Friday; Downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $20; 407-221-1499;
Spooky Knight 5K Run/Walk Dress in a Halloween costume and participate in a run to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. 5:30 p.m. Friday; University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; donations accepted; 407-823-2408; ucf.edu/liveunited/spookyknight5k.php.
Thornton Park District Halloween Party Ghouls and gals roam the streets, with a costume contest and other spooky treats. 9 p.m. Friday; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; $5; 407-701-9382.
The Absent Friends Present the Rocky Horror Picture Show Watch a shadowcast showing of the film, complete with costumed actors, singalongs, dancing and props. 9 p.m. Friday, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $12-$17; 386-736-7456; athensdeland.com.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rich Weirdoes perform an interactive shadow cast as the film shows in the theater, complete with props, jokes and audience interaction. 11:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Universal Cineplex 20, CityWalk at Universal Orlando; visit website for details; 407-354-5998; richweirdoes.com.
Forest of Fear Guided walk through a haunted woods, with food and drinks for purchase if you make it out alive. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Horsepower Ranch, 280 Campbell Ranch Run, Geneva; $10-$15.
Freak Show Horror Film Festival Films by up-and-coming directors as part of Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend. Various times Friday-Sunday; DoubleTree Hotel, 5780 Major Blvd.; $30-$65; freakshowfilmfest.com.
Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend Three days of horror-themed shenanigans, with guest appearances by George Romero, Peter Criss and others; plus the Freak Show Film Fest, a creepy car show, the infamous Zombie Walk and much more. 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; Universal DoubleTree Resort, 5780 Major Blvd.; $30-$199; 888-690-4695; spookyempire.com.
Old Town Halloween: Festival of Fright The park hosts costume contests, live entertainment, four haunt zones and more. 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Thursday; Old Town, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee; free; 407-396-4888;
Oct. 25, Oct. 30
Walking Ghost Tour Learn about the paranormal activity and history of downtown St. Cloud. 8 p.m. Friday, Wednesday; $15-$30; 407-281-1005; flghosttours.com.
Acme’s Supervillains Halloween Art Party & Costume Contest Adult-only party with cosplay burlesque, belly dancing performances, live body art, free beer and sangria and music by DJ Mathe[w]matics. 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday; Acme Superstore, 905 E. State Road 434 #100, Longwood; $10; 407-331-0433; facebook.com/acmesuperstore.