Orlando Event Calendar: October 2022

The Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom is everyone’s favorite haunted house. (PHOTO SUPPLIED BY TERI GROSZE)

HALLOWEEN EVENT

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS
Until October 31: The evil spirits behind the scenes at Universal Studios have been working overtime to create the best of the worst experiences money can buy, including 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, two outrageous live shows, and crypts with plenty of themed food and drink. Haunted houses include The Horrors of Blumhouse, Halloween, and Universal Monsters: Legends Collide. universalorlando.com

MICKEY’S NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY
Until October 31: The Disney folks have missed this heartwarming party so much for the last two years that they couldn’t wait to gently scare your little ones again on Thursdays, Mondays and Sundays. It’s all back, the not-too-terrifying parades, stage shows, special effects, projections, music and fireworks. Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

SEAWORLD’S HOW-O-SHOUT
Until October 31: Horror has emerged from the depths to terrorize this once peaceful and kid-friendly theme park. Freak out in haunted houses, at scary shows and through scare zones and rides. Night event with separate ticket for adult audience. No costumes. 7 p.m. 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando. seaworld.com

THE Haunted Street
Until Nov 4th: Meet the friendly folks at the slaughterhouse including butcher Dave; Ghostly Heff, who likes to kill with deadly gas; and Gina and Girdy, twin turkeys with a taste for human flesh. Buy tickets online. 15239 Lake Pickett Road, Orlando. thehauntedroad.com

A PETRIFIED FOREST
1 Oct-Oct 29: Voted one of the best haunted houses in Florida, A Petrified Forest is a walk in the park if you love terror. Gates open at 7:30pm rain or shine. 1360 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs. 407-468-6600. apetrifiedforest.com

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SCREAM ‘N’ STREAM HAUNTED DRIVE-THRU
1st-31st Oct: Would you like to be scared to death in your car and not even be on I-4? Drive through this haunted scene with seven terrifying spooky zones and a special party zone at the end. Benefits from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Haunters Against Hate. 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Florida Mall, 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail. 407-552-4129 (text messages only). www.screamnstream.com

LEGOLAND STICK OR SOUR
1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th October: Join in the spooky, wacky fun at one of Central Florida’s few kid-friendly Halloween events. Trick or treat throughout the park, meet exclusive Halloween characters and watch the fireworks. Included in admission. 1 LEGOLAND Trail, Winter Haven. legoland.com

PHANTASMAGORIA XIII
6th-8th Oct: The Victorian horror troupe presents Poe, Through the Darkly Tales, a whimsical macabre journey through Edgar Allen Poe’s tales and poetry presented through immersive storytelling, puppetry, projections, dance and original music. 8 p.m. dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014, box office: 407-358-6603. drphillipscenter.org

THE FUNIKIJAM SHOW – ROCK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN FAIR
22-23 Oct 29-30 Oct: Join the Orlando Repertory Theater in your costume for this high-energy dance, sing-along, and play-along Halloween musical. Saturday 2pm & 5:30pm, Sunday 2pm 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando. 407-896-7365. orlandorep.com

LEU GARDENS FEEDING STORIES
28 Oct: The garden gates open at 6pm, with scary stories from 7.30pm. Bring a picnic. Alcohol allowed. Bring chairs or a blanket. Buy tickets online. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

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PHANTASMAGORIA XIII
28-29 Oct: The Victorian horror troupe presents Poe, Through the Darkly Tales, a whimsical macabre journey through Edgar Allen Poe’s tales and poetry presented through immersive storytelling, puppetry, projections, dance and original music. 7:30 p.m. Athens Theater, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. 386-736-1500. athensdeland.com

ORLANDO CREEPY CRAWL FUN WALK AND 5K
29 Oct: No ordinary race, the Creepy Crawl features a costume contest for humans and pets, trick-or-treating, food, music, and prizes. Benefits Greater Florida’s Hemophilia Foundation. Harbor Park at Baldwin Park, 4990 New Broad St., Orlando. 800-293-6527 or 407-629-0000. hemophiliaflorida.org

TRICK OR TREAT SAFE ZONE
29 Oct: Celebrate the spooky and enjoy spooky crafts and candy. 10:00-15:00 Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. 407-836-8500. thehistorycenter.org

HALLOWEEN AT CRANES ROOST PARK
31 Oct: Families can trick-or-treat in a safe environment while local businesses hand out sweets and trinkets at lakeside stalls. Live entertainment, costume contests, games, food and drink sales. 5-9 p.m. 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs. 407-572-8863. altamonte.org

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

ENCHANTED FAIRY DOORS
Until October 31: This charming Central Florida tradition features 20 unique, whimsical fairy doors scattered throughout the 50-acre garden to spark children’s imaginations. $15 adults, $10 for children 4-17 years. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

AIR GAME
1st-30th Oct: Journey through Britain’s ‘Architects of Air’, a giant inflatable walkthrough experience of colour, light and shape. Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014. drphillipscenter.org, creativecityproject.com

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BLUE’S CLUES & YOU!
2 Oct: Josh needs the help of Blue and you to conjure up a magical theatrical show in this epic new adventure of Broadway-style song and dance. 2 p.m. dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014, box office: 407-358-6603. drphillipscenter.org

AVALON PARK OKTOBERFEST
7th, 8th Oct: It’s Oktoberfest time and Central Florida residents are invited to spend the evening in Avalon Park’s beer garden sipping Germany’s favorite beverage. Enjoy alpine dancing, live music and food. Beer Garden Preview is Friday and the festival runs on Saturday. 5-10 p.m. 3651 Avalon Park Blvd. East, Orlando. 407-658-6565. avalonparkorlando.com

49TH ANNUAL WINTER PARK FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
8th-9th Oct: Local artists! Local music! Local family fun! The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosts the only juried arts festival featuring only Florida artists in this community-focused street exhibit. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Park, 251 S. Park Ave., Winter Park. 407-644-8281. winterpark.org

COME OUT WITH ORLANDO PRIDE
15 Oct: It’s time for the Pride Parade and Festival, a massive show of support for Central Florida’s LGBTQ+ communities. Don’t miss the most colorful parade where more than 150 companies march for love. Come Out With Pride supports the LGBTQ+ community through grants and scholarship programs. Times TBA. comeoutwithpride.com.

BACKYARD BIODIVERSITY DAY
22 Oct: The Florida Native Plant Society’s Tarflower Chapter and the Mead Botanical Garden present a free, family-friendly factsheet on creating biologically diverse backyard habitats that support bees and native wildlife. 9 a.m. 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. tarflower.fnpschapters.org

MONSTERJAM
29 Oct: High flying stunts! Hot rivalries! Head-to-head battles! Experience intense speed and skill competitions that will have the whole family screaming. 7 p.m. Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando. 407-440-7900. campingworldstadium.com