Orlando Labor Day Weekend 2018 – 10+ Fun Things to Do in September

We love Labor Day. It’s the perfect time to get in one more family vacation before the kids go back to school and your work picks up the pace a bit.

If you’re looking for Orlando Labor Day Weekend 2018 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Orlando in September, including…

  • Magical Dining Month
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
  • Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World
  • And more!

Save on Attraction Admission

Regular admission to a number of these Orlando attractions are included on the Go Orlando® Card.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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Please note, the special events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Orlando Card.

Special Events

Magical Dining Month

August 24-September 30, 2018
Various Locations

Magical Dining BosphorousSeptember is a wonderful time to visit Orlando – not only have the crowds thinned a bit, but you’ll also get a chance to enjoy the best of the city’s culinary offerings during Magical Dining Month.

Select restaurants will be offering 3-course meals starting at $35 per person – so make a reservation as soon as you can! This year, you can enjoy an additional 20 all-new to Magical Dining Month restaurants.

Enjoy special pricing and exclusive menus are restaurants throughout the city during all of September – just remember to make reservations.

Taste! Central Florida℠, presented by Uncorked Gourmet

Saturday, September 8, 2018; 6:45 to 10:00 PM

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821

Another food-centric event, get a ‘taste’ for Central Florida’s best cuisine at this one-day event and enjoy an evening of sophisticated bites, craft beers, and more.

You’ll get to sample creations and libations from a variety of local vendors, including Benihana, Florida Nitro, STK, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Orlando Brewing Co., and lots more.

Getting in: tickets are available for purchase in advance online.

Central Florida Film Festival

September 7-9, 2018
Epic Theatres at Mount Dora in Mount Dora, FL

Image credit: CENFLO Facebook page.

Image credit: CENFLO Facebook page.

This year, it’s the 13th annual Central Florida Film Festival, a perfect activity for movie lovers.

CENFLO is designed to educate and fascinate Central Florida residents and visitors about the cultural importance of independent film as an art form.

Enjoy the premiere showings of films from Florida and around the globe, informative seminars, and exciting awards shows.

Great Irish Hooley

Daily in 2018
Raglan Road

Hosted by a delicious Irish restaurant in downtown Disney, this festive cultural event features one heck of a concert lineup alongside some delicious authentic food.

Enjoy the best of Irish food and entertainment with talent straight from Ireland at this family-friendly event.

Kennedy Space Center

No matter when you visit Orlando, you really need to take a drive over to the Space Coast to spend some time at the Kennedy Space Center.

This place is fun for kids, teens, adults – you name it, they will have a great time here.

Here, at the KSC, many of mankind’s greatest accomplishments have taken place. Come take a tour our NASA’s launch and landing facilities, and so much more.

Getting In: Kennedy Space Center tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.

Visit Theme Parks

Image Credit: SeaWorld Orlando

Image Credit: SeaWorld Orlando

There’s no shortage of theme parks to choose from in Orlando, but some of our favorites include SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida.

They’re great family-friendly options that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and they often debut new attractions and rides during the summer months.

Getting In: LEGOLAND® Florida Resort tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card. FYI – SeaWorld Orlando tickets are available as an add on.

Explore Museums

Challenge your physical and mental abilities on this fun, challenging ropes course.

Photo Credit: WonderWorks

Orlando is also filled with a number of fun, kid-friendly museums like WonderWorks and the Museum of Science and Industry (located in nearby Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg area).

Engage their minds as they play and get them primed for the start of school.

Getting In: WonderWorks Orlando tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.

Getting In: Museum of Science & Industry tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.

Encounter Exotic Animals

everglades alligatorFlorida is home to the Everglades and plenty of amazing wildlife to go along with it!

Encounter ferocious gators (from a safe distance, of course), observe bizarre jungle creatures, and even interact with creatures like pigs, geese, donkeys, and more.

Getting In: Gatorland Orlando tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.

Enjoy an Exciting Tour

winter-park-scenic-boat-tourThere is so much natural and architectural beauty to enjoy in Orlando that you can’t possibly track it all down by yourself.

Hop aboard a sightseeing tour that focuses on your area of interest (whether it’s nature or cultivated garden spaces) and just relax.

Getting In: Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Orlando in September to help you plan your Labor Day weekend itinerary.

Remember, some of these great attraction options are included on the Go Orlando Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Please note, the Labor Day weekend events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Orlando Card.

We hope you consider visiting some of these attractions to help round out your summer vacation in style.

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