Time To Relax

Fall in Florida is absolutely beautiful.  Let’s capitalize on it.  Fall temperatures in Florida range from a high of 78-88 degrees to a low of 68-78 degrees with very little rain usually.  Amazing weather!  Ok I admit it.  I am a northerner that moved here a several years ago and now, I too call myself a Floridian but I still remember being in NY during the Fall.  Things like the leaves changing colors and the memory of falling on top of freshly raked leaves just makes me nostalgic.  After all, back in the day I had my new “kicks” (sneakers) and fly new outfits (okay…School clothes) and all of the neighborhood kids were back from wherever they went for the summer, so the block was buzzing.  The Fall Festival would be coming up.  Pumpkin picking and carving was next on the list and my dad would roast the pumpkin seeds for us to snack on before dinner.  Before I knew it, it was Thanksgiving.  Family flying in and good friends coming over and everyone made their best dish. My dad ate until he had to unbutton his pants. DON”T TELL HIM I SHARED THAT….   As the quests left everyone mentioned how much fun they had and how they couldn’t wait to do it again.  Oh wait! We were only going to have to wait 30 days to do it all over again at someone else’s house.  So fall to me was just the beginning of three great months of booked weekends spent laughing, playing, partying or shopping. It was heaven.  Now that I am in Florida and an adult everyone can come over to my place. I get to rebuild all of my favorite memories and make a few new ones of my own, and the best thing of all is I get to do it all in this amazing weather.  Don’t let this wonderful time of year go by without making some new memories for you and yours too.  Here’s a list of events to get you started.


  • Through October 15, 2011
    Park Avenue Fashion Week
    Park Avenue’s Fourth Annual Fashion Week will include luxurious runway shows and a swanky VIP event. Stores will host trunk shows and welcome the designers for meet-and-greets throughout the week.
    More info: 843-478-0396
    Admission for the Fashion Show: daytime show $20, evening show $30.
  • October 13 – 16, 2011
    Southern Women’s Show
    Held at the Orange County Convention Center. Take a day off to recharge and refresh. Tips and ideas for cooking, healthy living, savvy shopping and current fashion.
    Admission charge
  • October 13 – 16, 2011
    Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach is a rousing, fun-filled weekend that attracts more than 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from near and far. Activities include rides, concerts, food and much more.
    More info: 866-296-8970
    Free admission
  • October 14, 2011
    Movie in the Park
    On the second Friday of the month, the city of Mount Dora presents a free outdoor movie at Donnelly Park on the corner of Donnelly Street & 5th Avenue.
    More info: 352-735-7183
    Free admission
  • October 15, 2011
    Latin Food and Wine Festival
    Two days of delectable and diverse flavors of Orlando’s Latin community. Friday evening at the Stirling Global Gallery at The Plaza in Downtown Orlando and Saturday at Uptown Altamonte in Altamonte Springs.
    For more info: 407-428-5870
    Admission charge.
  • October 15, 2011
    Fall Jazz Stroll
    A Jazz ‘n Blues Stroll at Leu Gardens.  The annual fall concert under the stars will once again feature favorite songs as well as originals.  Bring a picnic basket, blanket and someone to snuggle with.
    More info: 407-246-2620
    Admission charge
  • October 15 – 16, 2011
    Winter Springs Festival of the Arts
    Established as a signature event in an affluent Central Florida suburb, the Winter Springs Festival of the Arts, presented by Bright House Networks, celebrates the appreciation of art, wine and jazz. attracting an estimated 20,000 art connoisseurs.
    For more info: 407-278-4870
    Free Admission
  • October 16, 2011
    “Music at the Casa”
    Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum in Winter Park, open house and live music on Sundays from 12 – 3pm.
    More info: 407-628-8200.
    Free admission
  • October TBD, 2011
    Ghost Stories at Leu Gardens
    Bring a blanket or chair and hear some spooky stories under the start. Food and treats will be available for purchase.
    More info: 407-246-2620
    Admission charge
  •  October TBD, 2011
    Nativity Catholic Church Fall Festival
    In honor of its 50th anniversary, Nativity Catholic Church will host a Fall Fest on Friday and Saturday, from noon to 10 p.m. This year’s festival will include a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, and a bungee run. Family-friendly entertainment will be offered from a main stage with a Book Nook (used books) and Silent Auction indoors in the Parish Center. A Beer Garden will be open to adults and a variety of traditional festival foods will be available, as well.
    More info: 407-322-3961
    Free admission
  • October 20, 2011
    Thornton 3rd Thursday Art Walk
    On the third Thursday of the month celebrate art and enjoy an evening of sights, sounds food, shopping and cosmopolitan fun.  East Washington St to North Summerlin Ave. and to Central Blvd.  Officially starts at 6pm and runs till 9pm.
    Free admission
  • October 21, 2011
    Cinema in the Park
    Family movies on the third Friday of each month at 9th Street and Park Avenue in Sanford. Bring the family and a blanket or chairs for the 7:00pm showing of this month’s movie.
    More info: 407-688-5004
    Free admission
  •  October 21, 2011
    Yappy Hour
    On the third Friday of the month. Corner of 4th & Donnelly, The wine Den and Piglets Pantry. Bring your dog, 10% of proceeds from both stores go to the Humane society of Lake county.
    Free admission
  •  October 21 – 23, 2011
    St. Mary Magdalen Church presents CommunityFest 2011.  Central Florida’s longest-running and largest church festival, now celebrating its 45th year features non stop live entertainment, a 21-booth international food court, midway rides and games for all ages and a spectacular super Raffle..
    More info: 407-463-6305
    Free admission
  •  October 22, 2011
    Let’s Get Moving Kids
    Fun run/walk for children and families to promote a fun and healthy lifestyle. Held at Uptown Altamonte.
    Free admission

    Fall in Florida

    Relax on the shore of Pensacola Beach and enjoy the fall sky.