September Happenings

Thursday, August 29, 2019
September is finally here and we’re prepared for a month full of fun, from conventions and festivals, to getting ready for fall and everything in between here on I-Drive! Check out our calendar of upcoming events so you don’t miss a thing, and keep reading for information on some of the biggest events going down to make your September a spectacular one!
SeaWorld - Something for Everyone!
Credit: SeaWorld
Seaworld always has a schedule that’s packed full of family fun and festivals, and September is no different!
Starting on September 7th, head to SeaWorld for your weekend fun, and get in on their Craft Beer Festival! Every weekend through October 27th, you’ll have the chance to try over 100 different craft beers throughout the park, but as if that wasn’t enough to get you out of your seat, they’ll also be serving up specially prepared food items that were designed to pair perfectly with the festival’s brew selections! Craft beer and delicious food in paradise is the best way to spend any weekend!
Then, later this month, get in the Halloween spirit and some family fun at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular event that will happen every weekend from September 21st through October 27th! Celebrate with the all-new Sesame Street Halloween Parade that will feature fantastic floats, crowd-pleasing performances, and everyone’s favorite furry friends! Show off your dance moves at a Halloween Dance Party, and even get in some early trick or treating around the park where you’ll be met with whimsical characters that have been inspired by the sea!
Halloween Horror Nights
Throw your hands up in relief, the highly awaited Halloween Horror Nights is back! Opening day is September 6th and the horrors don’t stop until November 2nd! Walk through your favorite park at night as you brave strategically located scare-zones and experience exhilarating attractions with thrilling escapes! This year the haunted houses include: Stranger Things, Jason Peele’s “Us”, Universal Monsters, Killer Klowns from Outerspace, House of 1,000 Corpses, Depths of Fear, Graveyard Games, Nightingales: Blood Pit, and Yeti: Terror of the Yukon. Brace yourself and get ready for a thrilling night!
The Orange County Convention Center has two of it’s most popular events going down this month, starting the season off strong with their Home & Garden Expo. On September 21st and 22nd immerse yourself in everything having to do with home improvement! Peruse the latest products and services in everything from remodeling, renovation, landscaping, and decorating projects all the while getting to meet various professionals in the industry who are there to help you! If you’re an Orlando area homeowner and are planning for the year ahead, this is a must-attend event!
And for those who will be saying, “I do” in the near future; the Bridal and Wedding Expo will also be taking to the convention center on September 21st and 22nd! To give you an idea of what you’re getting yourself into, past expo attendees have referred to this event as their “pre-wedding shower,” the “party before the party,” and “the best decision they ever made!” Everything you need to make your special day everything you’ve dreamed of, plus bridal fashion shows and live DJ and band demos, is at this expo - so save the date and make sure you’re in attendance!
Run to End Childhood Cancer
On September 28th, Fun Spot America is hosting a St. Jude Walk/Run to end childhood cancer. Orlando is one of 65 cities nationwide that will be participating in this exciting, family-friendly event that will help to raise funds that support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Register today, form a team and get involved while you help raise money to fund St. Jude finding cures and saving children.
From 11am to 10pm on September 29th, Icon Park will be putting on a free event for all the foodies in Orlando! Come out for the day and enjoy live music, entertainment, eating contests, prizes and more! Plus, experience authentic, traditional cuisine from countries from all around the world! Beer, wine, food and drinks from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Italy, Spain, Chile, Peru, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Middle Eastern, India, USA, Venezuela, Thailand and more.
This is said to be one of the biggest and finest culinary events in Orlando, and with free admission and parking, there is no reason to miss it!
September is here and we’re excited for a month full of family fun, food, festivals, and a little bit of fear as we patiently wait for Fall! Check out our upcoming events and be sure you mark your calendar so you don’t miss a thing.