September Happenings on International Drive

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
September is considered the first month of Fall, so with the change in season, be sure to get your Fall 2018 started out right! International Drive has a full calendar of events for you to enjoy this September, and we’ve got all the details about the hottest events taking place on I-Drive this month!
Do you believe in magic?
September is a month of magical dining on International Drive! Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month is an event sponsored by American Express and is all about celebrating Orlando’s amazing culinary scene! Through September 30th, participating Orlando restaurants will offer a three course, prix fixe dinner to guests for just $ 35.00! Plus, through Visit Orlando, one dollar from each prix fixe meal will benefit Best Buds and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida! Benihana, Café Tu Tu Tango, Texas de Brazil, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Mango’s Tropical Café, Vincenzo Cucina Italiana, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse and  The Capital Grille; and that’s just to name a few! A magical dining experience, at a great price, that benefits a good cause.... what are you waiting for?! Check out a full list of the select International Drive restaurants partaking in this year’s Magical Dining Month and book a reservation today!
Party on!
Summer may be coming to an end, but the party continues at Aquatica Orlando! Fiesta Aquatica is a new Latin-inspired event and is bringing a fiesta to Aquatica throughout the whole month of September! Admission is included with park admission, so come out and enjoy all that this event has to offer! Dance to live entertainment throughout the day along with a DJ and energetic entertainers performing on Saturday and Sunday. Plus, indulge in some delicious Latin-inspired treats, mixed drinks, and Sangria that will be sold at specialty food stations throughout the park! We’re talking all your favorites, from pinchos with pigeon peas, arepas and empanadas to bacalaítos, fish tacos, tripleta and tasty snow cones with Latin flavors. Join us this September for some fun in the sun!
Howl for Halloween
Are you a Halloween fanatic? It’s that time of the year again, so let the Halloween festivities commence!
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando officially starts on September 14th! Check out the select evenings that this event will be running and indulge in your favorite guilty pleasure! This year enjoy haunted houses themed after some of your favorite spooky flics, like Halloween 4, Poltergeist, and a new favorite, Stranger Things! Stroll through the park as nightmares rule the darkness, creep through sinister scare zones, escape the echoes of mad laughter that fill the park from the outrageous live shows that take place just for this event!
Or, pack up the whole family and head to SeaWorld on your September weekends for their Halloween Spooktacular. This event starts on September 22nd and runs through October 28th. Taking place on the weekends from 12pm to park close, this event is fun for everyone in the family! Some Spooktacular highlights include Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween, Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast, Penelope‘s Garden Party, Mermaid Grotto, Trick or Treating, and of course, a Halloween Dance Party at the village square! Don’t miss a beat! Gather up the whole family and indulge in some good old Halloween inspired fun!
Rock, Ride and Rejoice
Two of Orlando’s largest Christian Music events are taking place this month! Rock the Universe takes place at Universal Studios and is considered Florida’s biggest Christian Music Festival! On September 7th and 8th, lift your hands and let your heart soar with amazing performances from artists including Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture, TobyMac and For King & Country! Rock the Universe provides an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun! Also, back by popular demand is SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave! Running September 15th through the 22nd, come out and enjoy a day of fellowship and fun! Enjoy live music from some of the hottest names in Christian music, like Michael W. Smith and the Newsboys, while you celebrate in an atmosphere filled with Christian friendship, thrilling rides, and inspiring animal attractions!
The Convention Center
The Orange County Convention Center will be hosting popular events this month! The Bridal & Wedding Expo will be hosted on September 15th! Whether you’ve set a date for your big day, or are looking for ideas for the future, you’ll find everything you need to put together the perfect wedding at this event! Some of the categories you can find exhibitors from include bakeries, catering, décor, lighting, salons, spas, tent rentals, guest accommodations, florists and so many more! Also taking place at the Orange County Convention Center during September is the Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show 2018! This is the place to be for anyone hoping to start or finish a home improvement project! Enjoy exhibits featuring every area of a home, as well as embrace the opportunity to meet potential contractor’s face to face!
September is a busy month for us on International Drive, so don’t miss out on any of the action! Check out all the upcoming events and make plans to be a part of all the fun!