Today’s travel tip sheet includes information on Orlando events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Downtown Orlando’s most electric nightlife spots, the destination’s expansive mural collection, deals for a fall getaway and the latest on what’s new in Orlando. For interviews and media info:   


In this Issue:  

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Orlando 

  • Experiential Nightlife in Downtown Orlando 

  • Unique Murals in Local Neighborhoods Paint the Town 

  • Last Chance to Stay, Dine and Save on a Foodie Getaway 

  • What’s New This Month 

  • DYK? Asian Lantern Festival Coming to Orlando 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Orlando 

Orlando, a city full of diversity and culture, is hosting a variety of unique events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. From art exhibits to music festivals, visitors and locals alike can immerse themselves in the flavors and sounds of Hispanic culture now through October.  

  • The 8th annual iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will be held for the first time at Amway Center on Saturday, Oct. 16. The star-studded lineup will feature Wisin & Yandel, Prince Royce, Luis Fonsi, Natti Natasha, Zion & Lennox, Lunay, Mariah Angeliq and a special performance from J Balvin. Tickets start at $40. 

  • The 12th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Party (Oct. 21) presented by the Downtown Arts District, will showcase Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art created by regional, national and international artists. This themed art exhibition will be paired with an outdoor experience featuring food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors.  

  • Festival Calle Orange (Oct. 24), a massive, annual one-day celebration of music will take along 10 blocks of downtown Orlando. Featuring over 20 national and international artists on two action-packed stages, musical styles such as salsa, merengue and bachata will fill the air. Traditional Latin food and beverages are available for purchase. 

Additional information on Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities can be found here.  

Downtown Orlando’s Themed Bars and Unique Nightlife 

Everyone from gamers and Christmas fanatics to karaoke lovers will find uniquely themed nightlife options in downtown Orlando.  

  • TIS THE SEASON! Cocktails & Screams, Orlando’s first and only Halloween-themed bar features décor, creepy music and an all-around spooky atmosphere that will chill even the most sinister spirits. Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge celebrates Christmas year-round. With snow cone cocktails, occasional snowfall and a cabin-like design, Frosty’s brings a fun, adult twist to classic Christmas traditions.  

  • Player 1 Video Game Bar features classic arcade games, retro and current generation gaming consoles and a motion gaming dance floor. The bar also serves craft beers, meads, sakes and wines from around the world. 

  • Hamburger Mary’s offers a flamboyant dining experience with tasty appetizers, juicy burgers, and delicious desserts. Nightly entertainment includes the “Dining with the Divas” drag shows, Charity Bingo, Leigh Shannon’s Cabaret Dinner Show and trivia nights. 

  • Aloha Beautiful, an island inspired tropical karaoke bar in downtown Orlando, features boutique spirits and seasonal fruit, combined with house-made cordials, bitters and blends to create innovative tiki cocktails and modern libations. The bar also features two secret entrances to sister lounges, Mather’s Social Gathering and the Robinson Room - both popular speakeasies. 

Additional information on Orlando’s nightlife and entertainment can be found here

Orlando’s Unique Murals Paint the Town 

From the classic “Greetings from Orlando” postcard mural to just announced new moving art gallery, Orlando is filled with artistic expressions on walls and billboards across the city:  

  • The Mills 50 District near Downtown Orlando is artsy and full of murals (more than 35!) created by local street artists. The wall art found along the side of buildings throughout North Mills Avenue tells stories of the area and makes for great photo ops.   

  • Downtown Orlando also boasts its fair share of local street art at both eye level and high up on the buildings, like the famous “Greetings From Orlando” mural on Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe on North Orange Ave.  Art lovers may also enjoy this self guided tour of public art installations, with many nearby the picturesque Lake Eola. 

  • Other areas like the Parramore District, WestArt District and Kissimmee play canvas to murals featuring Charlie Chaplin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a giant “Burrowing Owl.”  

  • Florida’s major interstate highway, I-4, is set to become the longest and fastest-moving art gallery. Soon to feature a series of 35 billboards stretching along Central Florida’s Interstate 4, the Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition’s artwork will be created by 30 local artists and will debut in January 2022.   

Last Chance to Stay, Dine and Save for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining 

With only two weekends remaining of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, now is the time to plan the perfect foodie getaway to not only savor delicious cuisine, but also enjoy exclusive hotel and resort offers. Examples include:  

  • Courtyard By Marriott Downtown Orlando: $40 food and beverage credit, complimentary self-parking and late check-out.  

  • Element by Westin: Special rate offer includes complimentary admission to The Wheel at ICON Park.    

  • The Grove Resort & Water Park: Save up to 15% off an overnight stay.  

What’s New in Orlando this Month? 

Stay up to date on Orlando's most recent announcements and openings - from accommodations and attractions to restaurants and events - available here.  

Did You Know?  

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will present the Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, sponsored by T-Mobile, for the second year from Nov. 19 to January 16, 2022. The festival will feature over 30 larger-than-life, hand-constructed lanterns lit by more than 10,000 LED lights resulting in display of color, light and sound celebrating art, culture and beauty of traditional Asian lantern festivals.