There are so many exciting events that take place all over the state of Florida on a daily basis that it is hard to keep track. I’ve created this events calendar to make note of some that I took an interest in and thought my readers might enjoy as well. If there is an event that you feel should be included, please message me the details via the Contact page. If we like your event, it will be added! (note: Logo images are not mine and are the property of the organizations/promoters that host the respective events.)
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 9:00 am
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – Nov 13 @ 10:00 pm
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an annual food festival at Epcot, in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, typically from late September to mid-November. Special kiosks are set up around the World Showcase with food and drinks that reflect various countries. The activities, themes and corporate sponsors have changed over the years since the festival began in 1995. Admission to the basic festival is included with park admission, but guests must purchase the food and drink separately. Activities have included concerts, books signings and demonstrations. Certain special events require a separate admission pass.
Florida Dia De Los Muertos 4:00 pm
Florida Dia De Los Muertos
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 8th Annual Florida Day of the Dead Celebration “Memory for the Dead. Party for the Living” Get ready for the eighth installment of this ever popular and spirited festival of remembrance and revelry. It is believed that on the 2nd of November, the gateway between Mictlan, the ancient Aztec Land of the Dead, and our own opens so we can celebrate The Day of the Dead with our lost loved ones for one special time of year. The free Fort Lauderdale based event attracts a legion of talented skull inspired artists, mariachi musicians, dancers and painted performers, along with an enthusiastic crowd of families and revelers. Event Founder, Jim Hammond said, “Our mission is to produce a signature event for all ages that maintains and respects the cultural integrity of International Day of the Dead traditions. The Day of the Dead celebration provides a memory for the dead and a party for the living.”
Miami Book Fair 8:00 am
Miami Book Fair
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm
The books are coming. And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November. The Fair will open Sunday, November 13 with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world. On Friday, the Street Fair gets underway. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 450 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the Ibero-American Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling, and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators. During Street Fair weekend, November 18-20, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase signed first editions, original manuscripts,[...]
American Sandsculpting Championship 9:00 am
American Sandsculpting Championship
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm
The 2017 American Sand Sculpting Championships is one of the biggest events of its kind in the United States. Nearly 50,000 attendees will pass through the gates over the course of 10 days making it the largest championship in the United States. Make your plans to come to Fort Myers Beach this coming November and come join us for one of our most exciting events yet. With Sand, Sun, Art, and Music, the American Sand Sculpting Championship promises to meet and exceed all expectations!
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 9:00 am
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Nov 18 2017 @ 9:00 am – Jan 6 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Universal Studios Florida Diagon Alley and London are transformed with festive décor and brilliant lighting. There are special holiday treats and drinks, and the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. King’s Cross Station features buskers singing holiday favorites and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a special show prepared just for the occasion. Universal’s Islands of Adventure Hogsmeade was made for this time of year. The shops look so festive decorated in garland. The Frog Choir has prepared a special show for the holidays and there are special seasonal treats and drinks to share. And as the stars begin to shine, a stunning projection wraps Hogwarts castle in spectacular holiday spirit.
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 8:00 am
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – Dec 30 @ 11:00 pm
An International Yuletide Extravaganza Discover a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of our 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds, and flavors of the season as celebrated by cultures near and far. Come, delight in stirring live musical productions; savor seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens, and take a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!