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Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are Almost Here!

Local Orlando HalloweenAs the weather begins to cool down just a little bit, the unofficial start to the holiday season is quickly approaching, Halloween. Candy is already being stocked in local supermarkets and costumes are popping up in stores all over. In just a couple weeks, confirming that fall has truly arrived, Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 23” will be open for business. Running most weeks Thursday through Sunday beginning September 20th and lasting until November 2nd (check out the HHN official website for official dates), hundreds of thousands of guests are expected from around the world!

Named the “best in the business” by the Editor of Fangoria Magazine, Orlando transforms its movie theme park into haunted houses inspired by shows and video games like “The Walking Dead”, “Resident Evil”, and “Cabin in the Woods” with live shows such as “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. There are videos on the HHN website previewing the haunted houses and they look absolutely terrifying, a great way to really get into the season! Rides like “Transformers,” “Revenge of the Mummy,” and “Men In Black Alien Attack” are also a part of the admission.

Prost! Oktoberfest is Almost Here!

One of the most well-known worldwide celebrations is Oktoberfest, a 16 day festival dedicated to all things beer. The official festival is held in Munich, Germany and is attended by over 6 million people each year. For those who can’t make it to Munich, local cities around the world hold their own celebrations and the Brevard County area is no exception. This year Orlando and Viera will be hosting their own weekend tribute festivals.

A big misconception about the Munich Oktoberfest is that it occurs in October. The festival actually begins late in September. Orlando will be home to two separate celebrations this year. The first, the Orlando Oktoberfest, follows with the traditional timing of the Munich festival being held for one day on September 28th from 4pm to 11pm at the Bahia Festival Grounds. Entry to this festival is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. Contrary to popular belief, Oktoberfest is not just about the beer, the food plays just as big a part. The Orlando celebration will include brats, potato salad, and pretzels along with “Schunkel Musik” and “Schuhplattler Dancing”. For the kids in attendance, there will be bouncy houses to enjoy.

Celebrating 20 Years – Melbourne’s Fall Festival

Melbourne FlaFor the 20th year running Melbourne Main Street’s “Fall Festival” is just around the corner. The festival is being held this year officially on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th (with some pre-events on Friday, October 4th) among the beautiful historic downtown area of Melbourne. On a typical day in the downtown area, visitors can partake in shopping, dining, and even yoga – the fall festival adds to the already vibrant area with live music, family activities, and more food and drinks!

Catering to families, retirees, and young adults/professionals, this festival is the place to be in Melbourne the first weekend in October with over 30,000 people expected to attend. East New Haven Avenue will act as the main thoroughfare for the festival with many of the side streets serving as branches with additional vendors. Main attractions this year include the main stage, the Gen-X Motors exhibit, food court, the Rockstar Energy Drink side stage, and a kids zone.

Get Ready Orlando, Arena Bowl XXVI is Coming to Town!

Arena Bowl in OrlandoAre you ready for some football? If so, you are in luck, even before the professional football season starts! Orlando will be hosting the Arena Bowl XXVI this year at the Amway Center on August 17th at 1pm. It will air nationally on CBS.

The Arena Bowl is the Arena Football League’s (AFL) equivalent to the NFL’s Super Bowl. The Arena Bowl was first held in Pittsburgh in 1987 and has taken place almost every year since except 2009 when the AFL filed for bankruptcy and was going through changes in management. Currently consisting of fourteen teams split into two conferences (American and National) and then into two divisions (North, Central, South, and West), the regular season, made up of twenty games, begins in the second week of March. Post-season begins in August with four teams from each conference, two division winners and two wild card teams, competing for a spot in the Arena Bowl.

1776 Performing Its 23rd Season at The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July, then to remember where it all began. 1776 is performing July 4th thru July 14th at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. 1776 is a musical play depicting the lives of our famous founding fathers during the tumultuous year of 1776. It takes the audience back in […]

Foosaner Art Museum in the Summertime

If you have been looking for a way to beat the rising temperatures, look no further than a visit to the Foosaner Art Museum of Florida Institute of Technology. Located in the Eau Gallie Arts District, the Foosaner Museum opened its doors in 1978. The Museum’s permanent collection includes over 3,000 pieces of art that […]

Summer Saturday Nights at the Brevard Zoo

As the summer heat makes itself at home in Melbourne, take the family out to play at night at the Brevard Zoo. This weekend continues the zoo’s annual Summer Saturday Nights, from 5pm to 9pm and it will continue every Saturday through July 27th. Admission is $6 (members of the zoo get in free) after […]

2013 Melbourne Art Festival

Looking for a great way to spend a weekend and support the community at the same time? Check out the 29th Annual Melbourne Art Festival, coming to town this year on April 27th and 28th. The festival is a nationally recognized event and admission is free! The Melbourne Art Festival is full of great activities […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Melbourne Florida

It that time of year we see the Brevard Police and Fire men and women proudly playing their bagpipes in the streets.  Guinness beer is flowing freely from Meg O’Malleys’ taps, and happy feet are merrily river dancing down E. New Haven Avenue.   Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!  Are you as […]

On Your Mark, Get Set, Blast Off!

If you happen to travel nearby the Kennedy Space Center on December 1st, there is a good chance you will encounter aliens and other intergalactic creatures.  Well, maybe not real aliens, but definitely people running dressed in alien costumes.  This is the day the 2013 Columbia Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon is scheduled to […]

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