50+ Best Things to do in Orlando this November: Events and More!

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50+ Best Things to do in Orlando this November: Events and More!

OUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO FOR DATE NIGHT


The weather is begging for us to be outside and we are not complaining! There are so many fun events happening throughout November to get us in the holiday spirit. From food festivals to concerts and fall themed outings, there is something cool for everyone to check out this month.

There’s a lot on our curated guide of things to do in Orlando, so keep scrolling! It starts with event highlights for things to do this week, followed by our top picks for things to do in Orlando for the rest of the month. You'll also find an ongoing events section for even more ideas. Check back often as we add more Orlando events to this listing throughout the month.

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Things to do in Orlando November 1 – 7

Tuesday Trivia
Tuesday, November 2, 7pm
Hourglass Brewing
Head to Hourglass Brewing every Tuesday and join Kendra for some great trivia and brews!
FREE Admission

Orlando Vegan Market
Wednesday, November 3, 6pm
The Veranda at Thornton Park
Family and pet-friendly night market featuring local vegan vendors.
FREE Admission

Curated Experiences Weekend at GLO
November 5 – 7
Grande Lakes Orlando
In one perfectly planned weekend, guests at Grande Lakes Orlando can enjoy the ultimate mix of relaxation and inspiration, along with master classes, guided workshops, immersive demonstrations and more led by an array of award-winning chefs, winemakers, jewelers, and artists.
$750

Taste of Space
Friday, November 5, 6:30pm
Kennedy Space Center
Sip and sample seasonal tastings under the stars!
$159

First Friday Food Trucks
Friday, November 5, 5:30-9:30pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Check out Clermont's monthly food truck extravaganza taking place the first Friday of every month. Stroll through Downtown Clermont while the DJ plays, enjoying food from a variety of vendors.
FREE admission

Movie Night at Leu Gardens: Spaceballs
Friday, November 5, 7:30pm
Leu Gardens
Enjoy an outdoor movie with your favorite date. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted.
$6

Where to Watch Free Outdoor Movies Spring 2020 - Orlando
Image credit: Leu Gardens

Winter Garden Fall Heritage and Music Festival
Saturday, November 6, 8am
Downtown Winter Garden
In celebration of Winter Garden’s founding 118 years go, the City of Winter Garden and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation will host a daylong celebration of the community’s historic roots with old-fashioned family fun.
FREE Admission

Elixir Mixer
Saturday, November 6, 1pm
Enzian
Join us and some of our local partners as we serve up our best cocktails, wines and beers. Ticket includes access to delicious and creative tastings from Orlando’s most talented bartenders.
$25

*FEATURED EVENT*

First Annual Casino Night
Saturday, November 6, 7-10 p.m.
Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Wanna have a night of fun while helping a great cause? Casino Night offers all your favorite casino games from blackjack, roulette, slots, and poker. Play as much as you want to support Community Reach's mission of empowering those in need. Community Reach's mission is to improve the lives of families experiencing homelessness by providing sanctuary, support, education, and resources that empower them to achieve greater self-sufficiency. By creating a community where similar families are helping each other, it will give them strength and encouragement to be their best selves. It takes a village – help us build it!
$75 General Admission tickets include passed hors d'oeuvres, free parking, silent auction, and cash bar
$150 VIP Admission include General Admissions plus $50 in free play, one drink coupon, early access (6:30 pm), and VIP seating area

50th Annual Fall Fiesta in the Park
November 6 and 7
Lake Eola Park
Celebrate 50 years of Fall Fiesta in the Park! Admission is free for the entire family to enjoy over 300 artists, crafters, and food vendors around beautiful Lake Eola Park.
FREE Admission

The Haunted Road
Select nights through November 7
15239 Lake Pickett Road
The Haunted Road is returning for 2021 with a completely contactless drive-thru Halloween experience. Park your car along the road and turn off your headlights–if you dare–to experience even more intensely scary encounters along the way. New this year is an add-on experience, The Barnyard, featuring food and adult beverages for purchase, a Halloween-themed market, and a walk-in haunted experience.
$16.99 and up

Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms
Thursdays-Sundays through November 7
Southern Hill Farms
Fun seasonal activities include sunflower and zinnia picking, fall eats (like apple cider donuts and hot apple cider), a pumpkin patch, fall photo ops, s’mores kits and so much more.
$20

October events in Orlando - Southern Hill Farms fall festival
Image credit: Southern Hill Farms

Orlando Events November 8 – 14

Chef Night with Chef Jes Tantalo & Brewer Brent from Redlight Redlight
Thursday, November 11, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience
Redlight Redlight’s Chef Jes + Brewer Brent meld rustic grassroots New American with traditional old world European in a unique pairing of food + drink. Highlighting the long revered magic of fermentation, this 6 course small plate pairing creates new life out of world history.
$100

Thornton Park District 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, November 11, 6:30-9:30pm
Thornton Park District
Orlando's favorite reoccurring art night, with 20+ places to stop for a tasty libation along with art vendors, live music, DJ, artists and all sorts of fun! The cost of admission grants you a wristband glass and a map of all the participating drink locations. Glass pickup this month is at Wine & Corks.
$10

Art Under the Stars
November 12-14
Lake Lily Drive
Peruse fine art from over 135 artists awarded entry by jury while enjoying live entertainment all weekend long, delicious food from onsite vendors, and beer and wine for purchase.
FREE Admission

Ivanhoe Artisan & Vendor Market
Saturday, November 13, noon-5pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
Craft Show filled with crafters, vintage, shopping vendors and local businesses.
FREE

Orlando Beer Festival
Saturday, November 13, 2pm
Festival Park
The 6th Annual Orlando Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in Orlando, pouring 200+ craft beers from over 50 local, regional and national breweries.
$45

College Park Jazz Fest
Saturday, November 13, 5pm
Edgewater Drive
Community street festival featuring three stages with live musical entertainment performing Jazz, R&B, Big Band, Rock, and more. Local shops and restaurants open onto the street,
$15

Cows ‘n Cabs
Saturday, November 13, 7pm
Central Park West Meadow – Winter Park
Cows ‘n Cabs is an annual charity fundraising event that features mini-dish tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails.
$140

Orlando Fall Events
Image credit: Arlene Laboy

Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Saturday, November 13, 7pm
House of Blues Orlando
Tickets start at $13

Festival of Trees
November 13 – 21
Orlando Museum of Art
The Festival of Trees showcases magical displays of designer decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, and gingerbread creations, stunning holiday vignettes, drawings for dazzling tabletop displays through Entertaining by Design, a silent auction, pop up shops, the Toyland Town activity area for children, daily entertainment, an Ugly Holiday Sweater Day and an inviting Festival Café.
$20


Things to do in Orlando November 15 – 21

Triwizard Drag Bingo
Monday, November 15, 6pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co
MAM Events presents Potter Week at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co, celebrating the 20th film anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with a week long party.
FREE Admission

The Wine Down Show
Wednesday, November 17, 7:30pm
SAK Comedy Lab
Orlando's Best Comedy Club (7 years running) is now bringing you a Wine Down Wednesday event including “all you can drink” wine and a comedy improv show featuring top professional talent.
$25

Image credit: SAK Comedy Lab

Kcuvee Bubbles From Around the World
Thursday, November 18, 5:30pm
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden
Discover the main producing sparkling wine regions and new trends of the industry. Learn the differences between Prosecco, Cava, and Champagne and taste a few favorites.
$200

R&Bingo
Thursday, November 18, 7pm
Dr. Phillip's Center for Performing Arts
R&Bingo is a party and musical bingo game combined. Four rounds & prizes worth over $1,000. Register to play today.
FREE; Registration required

Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus presents Joyful Beginnings
Thursday, November 18th 7:00PM
First United Methodist Church of Orlando
The Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus specializes in the performance of large-scale choral works.
$39.50

Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life
Opens November 18
Disney Springs
In this first-ever collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, journey into a world where an animator’s desk becomes the stage and drawings come alive. The show is a celebration of life, accentuated by the delightful, mesmerizing movements of Cirque du Soleil’s acrobatic mastery.
Tickets start at $85

Things to do in Orlando - Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life
Image credit: Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life

Movie Night: The Wizard of Oz
Friday, November 19, 6pm
Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center
Enjoy a classic film under the stars!
$5

Brew and View: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
Friday, November 19, 6pm
Ivanhoe Brewing Co
Vendors, Food Trucks, & Wizard and Muggle Activities will be available at 6pm. Movie will begin at 7:15pm.
FREE Admission

Dia de los Muertos Night Market
Friday, November 19, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Support small businesses and enjoy some live entertainment at this night market featuring bites by Casa Frida Tacos and beverages by Orlando Brewing!
FREE Admission

Orlando Fringe House Party
Friday, November 19, 7-11pm
John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center Courtyard
Attend the annual Fringe lottery, but this time bigger and better. Food and drinks will be available, and DJ Exclu the only providing the soundtrack for the evening.
FREE Admission

Classic Albums Live: The Eagles
Friday, November 19, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Classic Albums Live features the finest studio musicians performing classic rock albums LIVE note for note, cut for cut. This time it's The Eagles' “Hotel California”!
Tickets start at $20

Bad Witch Burlesque: SEANCE “The Spirit of Seduction”
Friday, November 19, 8:30pm
Me Theatre Orlando
This enchanting show features bewitching burlesque, jaw dropping aerial arts and live rock music acts.
$25

Dazzling Nights
November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Leu Gardens
Orlando’s 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens will transform once again into a stunning, winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights” – a family-friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable, three-quarter mile, interactive holiday experience.
$25

Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild
November 19, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Central Florida Zoo
Experience the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See over 30 different, hand-constructed illuminated lanterns displayed around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path.
$20

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo
Image credit: Central Florida Zoo

Jingle Eve 2021
Saturday, November 20, 5pm
Ivanhoe Village
This event includes a Children's Holiday Village in Gaston Edwards Park along with a stage and unique vendors, 12 Wines of Christmas wine walk, music throughout the district, food trucks, vendors lining Orange Avenue and Virginia Drive, and a highly festive atmosphere.
FREE Admission

Bonnet Creek Epicurious
Fridays & Saturdays through November 20, 5:30pm and 6:30pm
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Enjoy an epic gourmet journey as you progressively dine through the highly acclaimed restaurants at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
$235

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
Through November 20
EPCOT
Eat and drink your way through the park’s largest culinary fest!
Theme park admission required; food and beverage additional cost

Pinspiration South Orlando Grand Opening Party
Saturday, November 20, 3-8pm
Pinspiration South Orlando – 14416 Shoreside Way Unit 100, Winter Garden
Pinspiration is proud to announce their newest location in South Orlando! There will a number of fun activities, classes, food, prizes and much more!
FREE Admission

Image credit: Pinspiration North Orlando

Drag Brunch: Divas
Sunday, November 21, 10:30am
Island Time
Giving you Diva realness. Your hostess the hilarious Addison Taylor is here with the exciting Mya Valentine and the beautiful Asia Black.
Menu prices vary

Latin Jazz Brunch: The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center Octet 
Sunday, November 21, gates open at noon, entertainment starts at 1pm
Dr. Phillips Center Frontyard Festival™
Live entertainment. Drink specials. Delicious buffet.
As The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center grows in popularity, it also grows in reputation as one of the nation’s hottest jazz bands—led by internationally renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker and founded with the support of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Grab your friends and pick your own private box. Minimum of 2 tickets per private box—which fits 2–4 people. *Supported by Fifth Third Bank
Show tickets are $25; brunch buffet additional $35 (alcohol sold separately)

Alina Baraz: Alone With You Tour
House of Blues Orlando
Sunday, November 21, 7pm
$30


Orlando Events November 22 – 30

Evening Exchange at East End Market
Friday, November 26, 6-10pm
East End Market
After a long hiatus, the Evening Exchange returns! This special Black Friday edition will bring together some of Orlando's top makers, creatives and food vendors for a night of shopping local while listening to live music.
FREE Admission

Holiday Harbor Nights
Friday, November 26, 6:30pm
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
A festive lively event featuring wines, food stations, a live band and the grand illumination of the hotel's Christmas tree.
$69

Things to do for Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando 2017
Image credit: Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel

Small Business Saturday Downtown Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, November 27, 10am
Downtown Winter Garden
Kick off the holiday shopping season at the annual Small Business Saturday Sidewalk Sale.
FREE Admission

Shop Small Sip and Stroll
Saturday, November 27, 2pm
Audubon Park Garden District
Enjoy wine, cider and craft beer samples throughout the district, Saturday, November 27, 2 to 5 p.m., along with a live music stroll also 2 to 5 p.m. With multiple stops, you'll sample boutique wines, craft beer and cider throughout the district.
FREE Admission

Freestyle & Old School Extravaganza at the Hard Rock
Saturday, November 27, 7pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Kick off the Holiday Season with the best in 80's & 90's Dance, Freestyle and House Music.
Tickets start at $25

FusionFest
November 27 – 28, 2021
Seneff Arts Plaza (in front of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
Two-day festival which draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities.
FREE Admission

Image credit: FusionFest; photo by LL Productions

More Ideas: Ongoing Orlando Events

Long and Scott Corn Maze
Saturdays and Sundays through December 12
Long and Scott Farms
$15

Cuba Libre Live Music
Fridays and Saturdays starting at 6pm
Cuba Libre
The Friday night performances will extend beyond dinner hour to anchor Cuba Libre’s weekly Tropical Fridays nightlife event, which targets a sophisticated over-21 crowd.

Tasty Takeover in The Milk District
Tuesdays from 6:30-10pm
The Milk District – E. Robinson St
THE food truck block party in Orlando! Find it in The Milk District every Tuesday night behind the bars and shops of E. Robinson St.
FREE Admission

Diverse Word Open Mic
Tuesdays from 7:30-10pm
Downtown CREDO North Quarter
Diverse Word is the longest running open mic in Orlando. Attend to perform and/or listen to poets and other artists every Tuesday night!
FREE Admission

Teatro Martini Adults-Only Dinner Show
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm
Pirates Dinner Adventure
The Vegas-inspired dinner show on I-Drive features an aerialist, dancers, comedians, magicians and more.
$69.95 and up

Orlando events July 2021 - New Teatro Martini dinner show
Image credit: Teatro Martini

The Foreigner Culinary Experience
Select Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm
The Heavy
The Foreigner provides its guests a multi-course omakase/menu confiance style dinner from Chef Bruno Fonseca and team, with an opportunity to live the inner workings of an active kitchen.
$135

Winter Garden Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8am-1pm
Downtown Winter Garden
FREE Admission

Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4pm
Lakeridge Winery
Head to this Central Florida winery's expansive vineyard green each weekend for delicious food, live entertainment, complimentary wine tastings/tours, and Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar.
FREE admission

Orlando Farmers Market
Sundays from 10am-3pm
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

The SOKO Marketplace in Hannibal Square
Saturdays from 11am-4pm
Shady Park, Winter Park
The SOKO Marketplace was created to provide a venue of commerce and exchange for entrepreneurs of color negatively impacted by gentrification, depletion of brick and mortar business space, and a lack of access to small business start-up funds. Come support businesses created by people of color, entertainment, and great food!
FREE Admission


Road Trip: Events in Tampa Bay this month

Planning to head to Tampa this month? Here's a guide to the best Tampa Bay events this month from Tampa Bay Date Night Guide. If you're planning to bring the kids, check out this guide to family-friendly events and activities in Tampa Bay from our sister publication Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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Feature image credit: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens