9 things to do for the first fall weekend of the year

ORLANDO, Fla. — Fall is officially here! That means pumpkin spice lattes and the continued scares of Halloween-themed events.


With fall underway, there is plenty to do this weekend whether you want to laugh, sing or scream in terror. Check out our top 9 things happening in Central Florida:

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company will host an interactive viewing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” hosted by local drag queen Torah Himan. The event kicks off at 7 p.m.

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Florence + the Machine

The dog days of summer are over — so what better way to celebrate with the artist behind the song “Dog Days Are Over”? Florence + the Machine hits the stage at the Amway Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are still on sale. Click here to purchase.

Kids Night at the Museum

Orlando Science Center will come alive for Kids Night at the Museum from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday .Children ages 5-12 are invited to explore exhibits, experience enhanced programming, and enjoy dinner and a movie. Click here to register.

David Spade

Comedy legend and SNL alum David Spade is bringing his stand-up act to the Dr. Phillips Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. A few seats remain. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Rosh Hashanah

Chabad of South Orlando is inviting people to welcome in the Jewish New Year at its annual Rosh Hashanah Dinners, taking place at 8 p.m. Sunday and and 8:15 p.m. Monday. Click here for tickets.

The Haunted Road

Get ready for an all-new drive-thru Halloween experience. The Haunted Road officially opens Wednesday and runs through Nov. 6. Tickets start at $19.99 a person. Click here for more information.

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The Ultimate Car Show & Festival 2022 in Longwood

The Ultimate Car Show & Festival in Longwood takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.


Legoland is getting in on the spooky fun this Halloween with the kickoff of Brick-or-Treat Presents Monster Party, taking place Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30. The event is included with daily tickets and select annual passes and includes candy, shows, exclusive characters and more. Click here for more information.

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‘Avatar’ re-release

The 2009 film James Cameron film “Avatar” is still king of the worldwide box office. Ahead of the upcoming sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water” opening on Dec. 16, Disney is re-releasing the original in theaters for a two-week run beginning this weekend. Click here for showtimes.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.