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Fun Free or Cheap Orlando October Events for the Whole Family

Halloween at Orlando’s theme parks and community events can give you the ultimate scare or some quality time with family and friends.  There’s  everything from haunted houses, costume parties and ghost tours to special dinners and shows. Orlando has something for everyone this October.

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Halloween at Orlando Theme Parks

You’re probably familiar with all of the Theme Park offerings such as Legoland’s Brick or Treat, Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash, Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular, Seaworld’s Howl-O-Scream, and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. But, if you’re wondering what to do in Orlando for free or cheap,  these events might work for an interesting date night or a family fun day.

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Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND.

Unique Outdoor Experiences

Movie Night at the Front-Yard Festival presented by Dr. Phillips Center

Movie watching under the stars while you enjoy food and drinks delivered to your individual box that seats up to 6 on the lawn of Dr. Phillips Center.  From $5 per box. Reserve seats online.

  • Oct. 3, 2021 – The Lego Movie
  • Oct. 10, 2021 – The Greatest Showman
  • Oct. 24, 2021 – Hocus Pocus
  • Oct. 31, 2021 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fright Night Movie at Leu Gardens

Downtown Orlando

Cost: $6 adult, $3 child (4-17 years of age), plus tax and online fees. Tickets available online starting October 18, 2021 until capacity is met.  

Bring a blanket and/or chairs for a picnic under the stars.  

Check out more about Leu Gardens.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 in Cranes Roost Park

FREE at Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs

Beetlejuice at Lake Eola

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

FREE – Lake Eola’s East Lawn, 512 E Washington St.,  32801 

Downtown Orlando 2 HR Interactive Walking Ghost Tour

FREE Trick or Treat alternatives

Clermont Police Department’s Trunk or Treat

Begins: October 30, 2020 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clermont Police Headquarters

3600 S. Highway 27

Clermont, FL 34711

This is a drive-thru only event and officers will be practicing COVID-19 safety procedures as they pass out candy to participants.

Davenport Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 p.m.

 Lewis Mathews Sports Complex

 400 East Palm Street

 Davenport, FL  33837

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park

Date: October 31 Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Cost: Admission is FREE. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Rules: No coolers, glass or pets are permitted.

The Altamonte Springs Police Department will host a community trick-or-treat alternative for kids. Festivities include trick-or-treating, costume contests, dance performances,  and kids activities.

Trunk or Treat Car Show at Sunset Walk

Saturday, October 30, 2021   4 – 8 PM

The Promenade at Sunset Walk, Kissimmee

FREE ADMISSION. Outdoor event. Free parking. All ages. Pet friendly.

Live music, street performers, over 2 dozen candy locations, 24 unique restaurants and shops. RSVP online.

Trick or Treat Safe Zone at the Orange County Regional History Center

Saturday, Oct. 30, 10am – 3pm

Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando

Enjoy games, crafts, and activities for the whole family throughout the museum. Costumes are encouraged!

RSVP online and click “other times” to choose an available time.

You might also want to check out: unique things to do in Orlando.

Fall Festivals

Orlando Asian Cultural Expo

Oct 16, 2021   10am – 3pm

Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake 

FREE Admission & Parking

Held with the Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival.  Experience and honor Asian culture through performances, exhibits, and crafts.

Painted Oaks Academy Pumpkin & Ponies Festival

Admission to the Corn maze or Pumpkin Patch begins at $10 for children and $15 for adults.

Southern Hill Farms: Fall Festival

16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714

Feast on apple-cider donuts in fields of sunflowers and pumpkins.

Clermont Harvest Festival

October 30, 2021 Hours: 10am-4pm


685 W Montrose St, Clermont, FL, 34711

  • 3pm Costume Contest with prizes
  • 10-11am Trick or Treat time
  • Pumpkin Patch with photo opportunities
  • Kid Zone- Bounce House, train rides
  • Stores, Restaurants and Breweries open for shopping
  • The Costume Contest will be held at City Hall Green park, starting at 3:00 PM with Prizes Awarded at 3:30 PM.

Club Lake Fall Festival

THURSDAY – FRIDAY is $7.95 Per Person

SATURDAY – SUNDAY is $14.95 Per Person

(Hayrides Included)



Hay rides, corn maze, toddler maze, pumpkin patch, Country Store, play structures, high strikers, football area, basketball area, The Cow Wash, and much more!

Oct 16, 2021   10am – 3pm

3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

October 22 – 30

À La Cart, Orlando

The food trucks will serve pumpkin-inspired beers, ciders, and dishes. 

Scott’s Maze Adventures

26216 County Road 448A, ​Mount Dora, FL 32757

General Admission is $15 for ages 4+. 

Lake Catherine Farms: Fall Maze 

5849 Lake Catherine Road, Groveland, Florida 34736

Admission to the Fall Maze is $6. Children 3 years and under are free.

Admission to the Haunted Halloween Maze is $11 per person if purchased in advance online. $13 at entrance.

Admission to the Dark Forest is $16 per person if purchased in advance. $18 at the entrance.

Immerse 2021

General admission starts at $10 per person.   

IMMERSE General Admission + JOYBOX + Color Day $42

IMMERSE General Admission + JOYBOX $22

JOYBOX, an interactive artistic exhibit.  $12

Hundreds of performances, immersive photo experiences, and a color day experience. Some performances and activities can be enjoyed for free

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