ORLANDO, Fla. — Halloween is getting closer and closer. And if you’re looking for a spooky good time, look no further than Central Florida.
Whether you want to laugh, scream or dance this weekend, there are plenty of options. Check out our top 9 events happening this weekend.
Billed as “the dark side of Comic-Con,” Spooky Empire kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday at the Orange County Convention Center. There will be celebrity meet-and-greets, live performances and more. See a full breakdown of the event here.
MICHAEL PINK’S DRACULA
Orlando Ballet’s Halloween fan-favorite event, “Michael Pink’s Dracula,” runs Thursday through Sunday at the Dr. Phillips Center. Click here for tickets.
The German American Society of Central Florida presents the 50th anniversary of the region’s biggest and best Oktoberfest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday at 381 Orange Lane in Casselberry. Tickets are $5. Click here for more information.
The very animated rock group behind hits such as “Clint Eastwood” makes a stop at Amway Center Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets here.
HOCUS POCUS DRAGTACULAR
Cocktails & Screams, the year-round Halloween-themed bar downtown, will host several “Hocus Pocus”-themed drag shows throughout Saturday. A sold-out drag brunch will take place at noon, followed by a second drag brunch at 3 p.m., then a dragtacular and coven night at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.
‘CLERKS III’ INCONVENIENCE TOUR
You ARE supposed to be here today. Filmmaker Kevin Smith is taking his latest film, “Clerks III,” on the road with The Inconvenience Tour. Smith will make a stop at Hard Rock Live Orlando on Saturday at 7 p.m. General admission and VIP experience tickets, which include a signed screenplay and a photo op with Smith himself, are still available here.
THE SOUNDS OF SOUL
You can relive the hits of Motown and beyond with The Sounds of Soul. The tribute band will perform the hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Barry White and more. The show begins Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Clermont Performing Arts Center. Click here for tickets.
The 17th annual Central Florida Veg Fest kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. at Orlando Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St. It is one of the largest and longest-running vegan festivals in the world.
Click here for more information.
After a brief hiatus due to flooding left by Hurricane Ian, Wild Florida has reopened its doors as of Thursday, just in time for Sloth Days. Click here for details.
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