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Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Labor Day Weekend Sept. 1 - 3

Welcome to another weekend of things to do here in Orlando, as always, we've selected the best events that are taking place throughout the weekend. Enjoy!


The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!




MULTI-DAY EVENTS



The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Now - November 18, 2023

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is dishing up delights at Walt Disney World Resort now through until November 18, 2023.


Get ready to sip and savor at more than 25 Global Marketplaces throughout EPCOT, including returning favorites such as The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India and Spain. Several new Global Marketplaces will open later during the festival as summer turns to fall.


The festival has also welcomed back the popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare at America Gardens Theatre.


And don’t forget to commemorate your EPCOT visit by bringing festival magic home with official event merchandise including apparel, home décor, trading pins and more.


Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando

Summer Spectacular at SeaWorld Orlando
Now - September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular!


Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way.


Dance the night away with world-class DJs for a family-friendly party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above.


Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Now - September 4, 2023

SeaWorld is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers. SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails.


Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites. Plus savor more than 15 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew. And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long.


2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select Nights, Now - November 1, 2023

Get ready for a spooktacular celebration with plenty of tricks and treats at this year's Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, happening now through November 1, 2023.


Enjoy spellbinding entertainment including shows, a parade, fireworks, Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, and so much more.


This limited-capacity, nighttime event starts at 7 pm and allows guests to experience shorter wait times on attractions, themed food and beverage and more


Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Select Nights September 1 - November 4, 2023

Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando Resort is huge, its one of the biggest Halloween events in Florida, and features horror of all genres, from cinematic greats and crazed cult favorites to the park’s original abominations, and each year the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.


Halloween Horror Nights 32 includes 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones and live entertainment.


This year's haunted houses include The Exorcist: Believer, Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, Universal Monsters: Unmasked, Stranger Things 4, and The Last of Us..


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest
Now - September 4, 2023

Park guests can toast delicious brews and soar on epic thrill rides at Busch Gardens’ beer-inspired food festival.


A slice of Bavaria returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as the park celebrates its fan-favorite Bier Fest event, Friday – Sunday from July 21 through Sept. 4, including Labor Day. This popular event, now in its sixth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample and savor classic German flavors while enjoying tunes from rising local artists.

Bier Fest is included with park admission. Food & Beverage available at an additional cost.


Summer of More with Pirates and Princess Fun at Gaylord Palms Resort

Gaylord Palms Resort Summer Of More
Now - September 4, 2023

Gaylord Palms Resort is inviting guests to a Summer of More with their regal court an band of spirited buccaneers for plenty of pirate and princess fun.


Guests will find a treasure trove of shows and activities, hands-on experiences, fun-in-the- sun at Cypress Springs Water Park and pirate- and princess-themed décor across the 64-acre resort.

During the event, families can create treasures in a craft clubhouse, look for jewels in a puzzle- filled escape room, stroll through remnants of a pirate galleon, embark on a plundering scavenger hunt, see a family films at the resort’s water park, and more.


Orlando Magical Dining

Visit Orlando Magical Dining
Now - October 1, 2023

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back, celebrating Orlando's eateries, now in its 18th year, locals and visitors alike love this event, which is on now through Oct. 1, 2023, offering 6 full weeks and 45 delicious days of amazing food at a bargain price!


With more than 115 of Orlando’s best restaurants serving up three-course prix-fixe menus for either $40 or $60, as part of a new tiered menu system, Magical Dining is a great way to get out and explore Orlando's vibrant dining scene and discover new favorites for a really great price.


This year’s roster brings 16 new restaurants to the dining program, as well as seven restaurants recognized by the MICHELIN Guide.


Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights is also back, encouraging diners to turn their night on the town into an affordable, end-of-the-summer Orlando staycation with special savings and offers.



Sunset Walk Labor Day Weekend Celebration

Labor Day Weekend Celebration
September 1 - September 4, 2023

Celebrate the “Unofficial End of Summer” at the Promenade at Sunset Walk!


Enjoy four fun filled days and nights of live music, entertainment, bands, DJ’s, street performers, car shows, amazing food, and so much more.


With free admission, and free parking, the Promenade at Sunset Walk is a fabulous outdoor Entertainment district featuring over two dozen unique restaurants and shops, with live music and entertainment nightly.


Great Irish Hooley  Raglan Road in Disney Springs

Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant.
September 1 - September 4, 2023

Need a good dose of authentic Irish music?


Then you’re in for a treat at Central Florida’s only authentic Irish and roots music festival--the Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant.


This intimate music experience returns to Disney Springs this Labor Day Weekend, September 1 - 4, featuring top Irish bands playing everything from trad and folk to Celt grass and blues.


Disney On Ice Show featuring Frozen 2 and Raya And The Last Dragon is coming to Orlando

Disney On Ice presents Magic In The Stars
September 1 - September 4, 2023

Make a wish and hold on tight as Disney On Ice brings beloved Disney stories to life!


Disney On Ice presents Magic In The Stars, features the most Disney characters ever in one show, including the on-ice debuts of Frozen 2 and Raya and the Last Dragon.


The all-star cast includes 56 of your favorite Disney stars, including Mirabel, Woody and Buzz, Tiana, Moana, and more! See the show in Orlando on September 1 - 3, at downtown's Amway Center, where you will be one of the first to see this all-new show.




Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Weekly, Every Friday, and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Weekly, Every Friday, and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.


Grande Lakes Orlando reveals Summer Celebrations and Fireworks to celebrate 20th Anniversary

GLO Summer Nights at Grande Lakes Orlando
Every Saturday - September 2, 2023

Grande Lakes Orlando invites guests to celebrate the summer in style with the introduction of "GLO Summer Nights," an exhilarating seasonal celebration in honor of the resort's 20th anniversary.


Boasting signature weekly fireworks displays in addition to spectacular glow-charged nights at the recently debuted Grande Lakes Waterpark, alongside an abundance of activations fit for every traveler, Grande Lakes Orlando has crafted a truly unforgettable summer experience all season long.

Throughout the summer, Grande Lakes Orlando will play host to an array of experiences perfect for families and guests of all ages including dazzling fireworks displays that will take center stage every Saturday evening.


Summertoberfest at Krush Brau Park

Summertoberfest
Every Saturday - September 2, 2023

Celebrate German culture at Summertoberfest at Krush Brau Park in Kissimmee. This is a lively event with music, food, and beer. Enjoy traditional tunes, dance, and modern performances. Indulge in bratwurst, pretzels, and more. Sip on authentic German beers. Family-friendly activities and contests included. Join us for a memorable day of joy and authentic German experiences. Prost!



 


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2023


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Weekly, Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Enjoy a stroll through our Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Weekly, Every Friday

Friday nights, the Promenade at Sunset Walk presents Fired-Up Fridays, a free Car & Truck Show event with all makes, models, and years welcome of show car quality.


Featuring music by DJ Scotty B and Company, plus the very best regional live bands.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Weekly, Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Weekly, Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.


Rusko x NITTI comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando

Rusko x NITTI
September 1, 2023

Rusko x NITTI comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!


4 Amigos at Hard Rock Cafe & Live Orlando

4 Amigos at Hard Rock Cafe & Live Orlando
September 1, 2023

4 Amigos comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Candlelight: A Tribute to Bad Bunny

Candlelight: A Tribute to Bad Bunny
September 1, 2023

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Orlando. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Bad Bunny at The Abbey under the gentle glow of candlelight.



Movie Night: Top Gun Maverick
September 1, 2023

Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden at Harry P. Leu Gardens. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted.



Someday Honey and Bengali 600
September 1, 2023

Someday Honey and Bengali 600 featuring Kaleigh Baker, Mark Cunningham, Matt Walker, John Holt, and Sam Farmer live at Will's Pub.


Camping World's Official Pre-Game Block Parties

Camping World's Official Pre-Game Block Parties
September 1, 2023

Get ready for Labor Day Weekend in Orlando with the official Camping World Kickoff Pre-Game Block Parties! Taking place at Wall Street Plaza and Orange Ave for a three-day extravaganza filled with live music, delicious food, and exciting games. Whether you're a football fan or just looking for a fun time, this event has something for everyone


Friday Night see Tyler Farr LIVE!



 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2023


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Weekly, Every Saturday

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Weekly, Every Saturday

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.


Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Weekly, Every Saturday

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Weekly, Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.


Classic Albums Live

Classic Albums Live: Queen's A Night at the Opera
September 2, 2023

Classic Albums Live: Queen's A Night at the Opera comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!


Eric Johnson's Treasure Tour September 2, 2023  Eric Johnson's Treasure Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando

Eric Johnson's Treasure Tour
September 2, 2023

Eric Johnson's Treasure Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!


 Will's 28th Anniversary Weekend: Teen Agers, Panther Camp, The Hamiltons, M.A.C.E., and Vegan Butche

Teen Agers, Panther Camp, The Hamiltons, M.A.C.E. & Vegan Butcher
September 2, 2023

Will's 28th Anniversary Weekend: Teen Agers, Panther Camp, The Hamiltons, M.A.C.E., and Vegan Butcher perform LIVE on Saturday September 2.


Camping World's Official Pre-Game Block Parties

Camping World's Official Pre-Game Block Parties
September 2, 2023

Get ready for Labor Day Weekend in Orlando with the official Camping World Kickoff Pre-Game Block Parties! Taking place at Wall Street Plaza and Orange Ave for a three-day extravaganza filled with live music, delicious food, and exciting games. Whether you're a football fan or just looking for a fun time, this event has something for everyone


Saturday Night see Chris Lane LIVE!


 Snakehips comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando

Snakehips
September 2, 2023

Snakehips comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!


The Center 80s Homecoming

The Center 80s Homecoming
September 2, 2023

Join The LGBT+ Center Orlando for a totally rad night at the 80’s Homecoming event! Get ready to step back in time and relive the glorious decade of big hair, neon colors, and unforgettable music at The Abbey. Expect a night filled with nostalgic vibes, epic dance-offs, and a lively atmosphere that will transport you back to the days of MTV and cassette tapes. Grab your friends, dress to impress, and get ready to dance the night away!


Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Weekly, Every Saturday

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.


The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am - 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.



 


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2023


Labor Day Bash: DJ Icey, Stanton Warriors & DJ Magic Mike September 3, 2023  Labor Day Bash comes to House of Blues Orlando

Labor Day Bash: DJ Icey, Stanton Warriors & DJ Magic Mike
September 3, 2023

Labor Day Bash comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Camping World's Official Pre-Game Block Parties

Camping World's Official Pre-Game Block Parties
September 3, 2023

Get ready for Labor Day Weekend in Orlando with the official Camping World Kickoff Pre-Game Block Parties! Taking place at Wall Street Plaza and Orange Ave for a three-day extravaganza filled with live music, delicious food, and exciting games. Whether you're a football fan or just looking for a fun time, this event has something for everyone.


Camping World Kickoff: Florida State vs. LSU

Camping World Kickoff: Florida State vs. LSU
September 3, 2023

The Florida State Seminoles and LSU Tigers will face off in Orlando to open their 2023 seasons. The neutral-site game will be played on Sunday, September 3 and will be televised nationally on ESPN from Camping World Stadium. Get tickets now.


Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Weekly, Every Sunday

Renaissance Fair at The Ren, is a unique outdoor and indoor event, featuring drag shows, live music, and more. Diverse and Queer-friendly, 18+.


Shops! Vendors, Artists, Crafts, Food Vendors/Trucks, Plants, Merchandise.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Weekly, Every Sunday

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 am - 4 pm.


Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm.


The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors



 


Whatever You Decide To Do, Have A Great Weekend!


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