Autumn in Orlando means mild weather and plenty of outdoor fun. In addition to various Halloween festivals, this season includes many art festivals, which are favorites of Central Florida locals. Whether you are looking for a fun family outing, a sweet date activity, or unique shopping opportunities, there is a festival for you. Check out the following outdoor art festivals where you can enjoy the great weather and talents of local and national artists.
Family Fun: ARToberFEST
An artistic twist on Oktoberfest, this outdoor art festival is fun for the entire family. Grab a beer and munch on your favorite German snacks as you stroll through the fair. The kids will enjoy hands-on arts and crafts projects where they can show off their creativity. ARToberFEST includes original art by both local and national artists as well as displays of work by students and seniors. A live soundtrack to your art explorations is provided by German and European folk musicians.
Afternoon Date: Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
Feast on art by Florida artists while also taking in the sights of one of Central Florida’s most charming cities. This sidewalk festival features 180 artists, chosen by a panel of judges. After the festival, explore the boutiques, restaurants, and rose garden of downtown Winter Park. To enjoy even more art, visit the Morse Museum, which showcases a collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Winter Park is also home to a SunRail station which connects you to other Central Florida towns including Sanford, Maitland, and downtown Orlando.
Holiday Shopping: Fall Fiesta in the Park
Set up like a farmer’s market, this event is ideal for those looking for unique souvenirs and holiday gifts. Surprise friends and family by gifting them a sample of the handiwork of Orlando artists and artisans this holiday season. In addition to great shopping, the Fall Fiesta in the Park is perfect for all ages as there is plenty to do around Lake Eola. Admire the statues and sculptures, let the kids enjoy the playground, and go for a swan boat ride on the lake. You can even bring your dog, as the path around the lake is dog-friendly.
As a guest at Midpointe Hotel, a Rosen property, you’ll enjoy easy access to all these festivals. Our ideal location on International Drive and near Interstate 4 makes it simple to get around Orlando. Comfortable beds and spacious accommodations provide a sanctuary of rest after a long day out exploring the city. To book your Orlando vacation call 407-352-1507.