by Jacki Mick
Save your dollars for the upcoming holidays with these 10 free things happening in the Orlando area this weekend:
Check out the bluesy powerhouse as they rock at this below-street-level downtown bar.
When: 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
Where: Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave.
Learn about the joys of fishing from a kayak at this free family-friendly festival.
When: Friday, Oct. 10 - Saturday Oct. 11
Where: Kars Park, E. Hall Road, Merritt Island
Get some tips on bicycle safety and enjoy a guided family neighborhood bike ride.
When: 8 a.m. Saturday Oct. 11
Where: Delaney Baptist Church, 1919 Delaney Ave.
Take it to the streets in this annual celebration of equality. (For more Orlando Pride happenings, check out our guide to Pride events.)
When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
Where: Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street
Put on your lederhosen, practice your stein-holding skills and get ready to celebrate everything German.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
Where: Avalon Park Town Tavern, 3831 Avalon Park East Blvd.
After the Pride fireworks, head over to the Falcon in your classiest costume as the bar continues its celebration of John Waters.
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
Where: The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.
Stroll around the only juried art festival to feature pieces by Florida artists only.
When: Saturday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 12
Where: Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park
Workshop your finished or in-progress play with the Playwright's Round Table.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
Where: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive
Take in all the adorable pet costumes at this pet-friendly Food Truck Bazaar, which will feature pet vendors, artists and a costume contest.
When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
Where: Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive
Get spooked at the socially conscious teahouse's annual Halloween art show.
When: Through Sunday, Nov. 2
Where: Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.