There's no better time to visit Orlando than the month of September, when crowds are low and all of Central Florida celebrates the kickoff of fall. Check out an incredible array of events taking place all month long!
August 30-September 2: Raglan Road’s Great Irish Hooley. This annual Labor Day tradition returns for the eighth year. Look forward to lively Irish music representing a wide range of genres. Plus, enjoy Irish step dancing, Irish food and drink, Celtic face-painting and more. This year’s musical lineup includes Billow Wood, Strings & Things, TradGad, High Time, Maca, and Stephen & Abby. Beyond the Hooley, look for some of the acts to continue to be in residence, with daily performances inside and on Raglan Road's patio stage. Sláinte!
Through September 30: Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining. Satisfy your cravings for haute cuisine at reasonable prices during this five-week culinary promotion of the region’s best dining. More than 120 of Central Florida’s top restaurants feature three-course, prix fixe dinners for $35 each, with a dollar from each meal donated to a local charity.
August 29-November 23: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Walt Disney World's 24th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival celebrates a record 83 days of noshing and sipping your way around the World. Thirty global marketplaces celebrate a diversity of flavors, from exotic to homegrown. Special events, grand tastings and culinary and beverage seminars round out the offerings. Interact with celebrity chefs at ticketed events throughout the festival, while nightly Eat to the Beat concerts offer a stellar host of musical talent.
Select Nights: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This beloved event boasts a new fireworks and laser show, plus trick-or-treating, dessert parties, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and a Halloween parade.
September 6-8: Disney on Ice Road Trip. Join Mickey Mouse and friends in Disney on Ice Road Trip Adventures as they travel to favorite Disney destinations, including the Pride Lands with Simba.
September 6-November 2: Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Orlando ups the fright factor this year with 10 haunted houses inspired by 1980s classic horror flicks, five scare zones and spooky live entertainment. This year’s horror fest also features Stranger Things (Netflix) in an all-new haunted house. Not recommended for children under 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
September 7-29: SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival. Swig a beer or three at this festival spanning four weekends and more than 100 craft beers from Florida breweries, plus domestic and international craft favorites. Pair beers with more than 20 special food items, including Brisket Loaded Potato Skins, Guinness-infused Mini Doughnuts and more.
Select Nights Starting September 14: Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle. As darkness falls over Hogwarts and the village of Hogsmeade, the Dark Arts light up the castle, as Voldemort summons his followers to the village. Be on the lookout for sinister creatures including Dementors, Mountain Trolls and other nefarious types.
September 20: Alan Jackson. Don’t miss Jackson, ranked as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all times, on his 2019 tour, with special guest William Michael Morgan.
September 20-October 13: Desperate Measures. This award-winning, off-Broadway musical comedy set in the 1890s gets its inspiration from Shakespeare’s comedy “Measure for Measure.”
September 21-October 27: SeaWorld’s Spooktacular. Family-friendly live shows, trick-or-treating and Sesame Street friends including Elmo, the Count and Cookie Monster keep the scare factor minimal and the fun factor high.
September 28: Orlando Philharmonic Opening Night, Bobb Carr: Branford and Boléro. Kick off the 2019-20 season with this bold and powerful program, featuring famed musician Branford Marsalis, and finishing with Maurice Ravel's Boléro.
September 29: Adam Ant. The quirky lead vocalist in post-punk band Adam and the Ants performs his Grammy-nominated 1982 “Friend or Foe” album in its entirety, plus other favorites.