October Events

Here's what's happening in Florida this month. 

October 8-15, 2017

Location: Amelia Island

This week-long festival features world-class jazz music in many styles performed by jazz greats as well as fresh, up-and-coming young talent. Performances are staged in several venues around Amelia Island including Saint Michael Parish Hall, Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar & Grill, Amelia Park, Arte Pizza, the Florida House Inn, Horizons, OMNI Hotels & Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. 

October 1, 2017

Location: Winter Park, Florida

A day devoted to readers, writers and authors at the inaugural Winter Park Book Festival! Meet great authors and hear them speak; share stories and ideas with fellow writers; make new friends of like-minded readers. 

October 13-14, 2017

Location: Sandestin, Florida

Come out to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin for the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest featuring American specialty beers from around the nation, more than 200 domestic and international craft beers, brewery representatives offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles and live music.

October 19-22, 2017

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Motorcycle enthusiasts converge on Daytona Beach every year for Biketoberfest to enjoy the beautiful weather, live music, live racing at Daytona International Speedway's motorcycle races, and lots of great company! 

October 20-22, 2017

Location: Niceville, Florida

Welcome to Boggy Country!  What’s our recipe for success?  Start with a savory assortment of food, including tons of tasty mullet.  Add a unique selection of handmade arts and crafts, then throw in thrilling amusement rides and games.  Top it all off with top-notch musical entertainment, and you’ve got one of the most enduring festivals in the Southeast!  It’s three days full of fun for the whole family, and you won’t want to miss a minute!

October 28, 2017

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

The Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club presents our 11th annual fundraising event featuring beer tasting at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Have fun and enjoy beer tasting while supporting this charitable event. 


October 20-22, 2017

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, FL


October 7th and 28th

Location: German American Society Clubhouse, Casselberry, Orlando area, FL  

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment to our patrons.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Location: Orlando Festival Park, Orlando, Florida

12th annual Central Florida Veg Fest, one of the largest and longest-running vegetarian festivals in the world!

October 22, 2017

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Tampa Bay independent music festival features Alt, Reggae, Surf, Ska music genres on the bank of the Hillsborough River with proceeds helping to support Chillin' For Kids. 


October 19-22, 2017

Location: Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida


October 20, 21, & 22, 2017

Location: Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, Florida

Pick your perfect pumpkin from more than 5,000 pumpkins!, Full Carnival For All Ages, Pumpkin Decorating, Kids Corn Stalk & Hay Bale Maze, Scarecrow Dress Up Village, Shows & Activities, Pumpkin Food Court & Beer Bars.

October 21-22, 2017

Location: Miami Marine Stadium, Key Biscayne, FL

Oct. 27 -29, 2017

Location: Liberty Park, Inverness, Florida

Come out to this emerging music festival that takes place in the small town of Inverness, located in Central Florida and enjoy 3 days of live music, family-friendly activities, rides, vendors, food trucks, street performers and the beautiful nature of the lush city park on Lake Henderson that runs along the Withlacoochee State Trail. 

October 7-8, 2017

Location: Marina Civic Center, Panama City, Florida

Panama City Creative Con fosters career development for aspiring artists and creatives to encourage people to pursue their passions and develop the valuable tools they already have in their love for the creative realms. 

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Blues fans unite for this three day festival is held the weekend before Columbus Day at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach. Come out for nationally known and emerging blues artists and enjoy the festivities. 

October 14-15, 2017

Location: DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park, Arcadia, Florida

Arcadia's own Pumpkin Festival with fun new thrills including Zip Lines, Costume Contests, Local Company Demonstrations, Business and Craft Vendors, Amazing Cuisine, Pony Rides, Carnival rides and games, art & crafts, Live entertainment, delicious food vendors, pie eating contest, FREE hay rides, safe trick or treating, pumpkin patch, pumpkin maze, over 50 Free Shows and more.

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Destin Harbor in Destin, Florida

3 Days of Entertainment & Fun at the Destin Harbor includes the best local and coastal musician's on the beach on 3 stages featuring Rock, Reggae, Country and tropical music. Enjoy the music and great food at the restaurants and bars throughout the Harbor. 

August 31 - November 13, 2017

Location: Epcot World Showcase, Walt Disney World

This is the event Floridians look forward to all year and people plan vacations around. Disney knows how to do Food & Wine and bring the flavors of the world to the countries in the World Showcase in Epcot. 

October 20-29, 2017

Location: Key West, Florida

Past ..future…Present let your mind wander! This year’s Fantasy Fest theme, Time Travel Unravels, takes your imagination to anywhere on the time-space continuum. There are limitless possibilities!!! Let your inspiration guide you as you cultivate your costumed revelry into the past colonial era , roman empire, Italian renaissance …or catapult your creativity to a future era of living in the cosmos. You can set your time machine to go where your whim and imagination takes you.

October 6-7, 2017

Location: George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Florida

On the shores of St. Joseph Bay in historic Port St. Joe features top notch entertainment, a 5k race, Scallop Cook-Off, educational exhibits, the popular Kids Zone, and more than 50 great vendors featuring food, art & crafts, and more!

October 13-15, 2017

Location: Orlando, Florida

Calling all Horror Freaks, Fans, and Filmmakers!  Kickstart your Halloween festivities at the original FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival.

October 14, 2017

Location: Peacock Park, Miami, Florida

Come on out for a craft beer experience that marries the love of craft beer to an incredible social atmosphere. Back in the Grove this year as one of the largest Beer Fests in Florida. 


Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida


Monday, October 31st starting at 7pm.

Location: Miami, Florida


September 28 - November 4, 2017

Phantasma Music Festival: November 3rd & 4th

Location: 1455 Northwest 107th Ave, Doral, FL

Miami's largest Halloween Haunt Experience. Dare to walk the terrorizing halls of 1455 Asylum and Gates of Phobia or stroll down the midway to the Freak Emporium for a chillin' site. For those 21 and over, take a peak over to "The Underground", all while enjoying unlimited attractions, rides, and the best carnival eats! This year the haunted experience ends with a 2 day music festival. 

October 27-30, 2017

Location: John’s Pass Village, Madeira Beach, Florida

Huge Seafood festival in the St. Pete/Clearwater area featuring large selection of seafoods, arts & crafts, fishing tournament and family fun.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Location: City Commons Plaza , Orlando City Hall 


October 15-16, 22-23, 2017

Location:  Jacksonville FL

Lots of fall activities for the whole family including Pony & Hay Rides, Inflatable Games & Rides, Hay Maze, Haunted Walk, Music, Rockwall Climbing, ZOMBIE FRIGHT NIGHTS @ the Farm!, Budweiser Sponsored Sports Tent, FOOD TRUCKIES and more. 

October 14-15, 2017

Location: Indian River Fairgrounds, Vero Beach, Florida



Location: Miami, FL


Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 9 am - 4 pm

Location: Micanopy, Florida

Fall festival with the true Florida small town traditions. Local artists, crafters, musicians, and lots of activities for the whole family. 

October 5-8, 2017

Location: Mount Dora

Fun-filled weekend, with multiple scenic routes in beautiful Mount Dora, festivities, and excitement galore! Lots of rides and options with included breakfast, festival jersey, concert in the park and more. 

Friday, October 6, 2017 & Saturday October 7, 2017

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

One Spark 2017 will usher in a new era of innovation, energy and excitement with this two-day festival featuring the brightest new ideas in technology, health, education, social good and much more. Beginning at 6 p.m. the festival transforms into the One Spark After Dark that attendees have come to love and expect since the festival’s inception.

October 21-22, 2017

Location: Orange Park, FL 

The Town of Orange Park Fall Festival is Clay County’s oldest and largest Arts and Crafts Festival featuring 2 days of fun family activities with over 200 artists, vendors, entertainment, kids zone and great food. 

October 19-26, 2017

Location: Orlando

October 15, 2017

Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida


October 13-15, 2017

Location: Dunedin, FL

For over forty years, the OLL Fall Festival has been an integral part of the Dunedin community. Every October, volunteers from our parish and school come together to put up the “big tent” and fill our campus with rides, games, music, laughter, and fun! Dozens of rides cater to children of all ages with a special section of “kiddie rides” for the little ones. This year we are also pleased to announce our “Craft Beer and Sports Tent”
Enjoy seasonal, craft beer while watching TVs showing the weekends big sporting events.

October 28, 2017

Location: Palm City, Florida


May 3-7, 2017 Spring

Oct 25-29, 2017 Fall

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Bikers descend from around the country to Panama City Beach Florida for this week of live music, entertainment, motorcycle events and more. 

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Panama City Beach

Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Family activities include a scavenger hunt, pirate invasions, a kids parade and main parade, live music, fireworks and so much more! 

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Miami, Florida

Sam Adams Octoberfest is a true Bavarian experience in Miami with 3 days of beer, great food, live bands and entertainment.


Location: South Beach, Miami, Florida

October 28, 2017

Location: St. Marks, Florida

This annual event kicks off the fall season with a celebration of the stone crab. "We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs". Come enjoy the live music, parade, local vendors and artisans, children's activities and fun for the whole family.

October 27-29, 2017

Location: Naples, Florida

The annual Stonecrab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum.

October 27-29, 2017

Location: Live Oak, Florida


October 27-29, 2017

Location: Gainesville, FL


October 25-29, 2017

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida