There still aren’t a lot of events you can attend in person but there are things happening online that you can join in on. Here are just some of the many online events happening in October, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title:

Plano Virtual Comedy Festival | Oct. 1-4

A weekend of comedy events you can attend right from the comfort of your laptop, desktop or mobile phone! Featuring some of the best comedians in the country, the organizers are bringing all the fun of Plano Comedy Festival straight to you without you having to leave your home! For more information, please visit:

Virtual Bronx Book Fair | Oct. 2-5

Literary fun includes panel discussions, keynote speaker, children story hour, women panel, writing workshops and music. For more information, please visit:

Portland Dance Film Fest | Oct. 2-11

Ten days of over 60 films screenings, workshops, world premieres, and fun. 26 spectacular PDFF Picks, 9 moving documentaries, 24 mini films created while sheltering in place, and the world premiere of the Oregon Dance Film Commission. For more information, please visit: 

The Ozarks Maker Faire | Oct. 3

This event will be celebrating and showcasing a variety of makers whether they’re of the fine arts type maker or the industrial maker. Just a few examples are: hacker, woodworker, silversmith, coder, drone pilot, baker, and candlestick maker! For more information, please visit:

Ohio Poetry Day Virtual Celebration | Oct. 3

The afternoon kicks off with a reading by Kari Gunter-Seymour, who will then be interviewed by OPA President Chuck Salmons. After a short break, the OPD contest winners will be invited to read their winning poems. For more information, please visit:

Int'l Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards | Oct. 3-4

Poe-themed performances, vendors, booksellers and music, plus family-friendly activities, poetry and art. For more information, please visit:

Say NO Bullying Virtual Festival | Oct. 4

Will feature entertainment, empowerment speakers and celebrity appearances. Join the worldwide community and Say NO Bullying. For more information, please visit: 

The New Yorker Festival | Oct. 5-11

Will feature talks, panel discussions, and performances with some of the most talented and influential figures of our time, from the worlds of politics, activism, literature, food, and entertainment. For more information, please visit:

Concert of Colors | Oct. 6-11

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival.  Global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat coveted summer event. For more information, please visit:

Good Mental Health Festival | Oct. 9

The Good Mental Health festival is designed to improve the way people think and feel about mental health, the festival includes positive mental health talks, presentations & workshops. For more information, please visit:

Fort Collins Book Fest | Oct. 9-11 & 16-18

The book fest includes a variety of interviews with authors, book talks, readings, panels and writers workshops. For more information, please visit:

Oyster Festival | Oct. 10-18

Virtual festival-goers will be able to access and participate in an entire weeks worth of fun, informative and downright delicious activities, including: virtual tours of the oyster life, including habitat, harvesting and history and livestream presentation and conversation with an oyster historian. For more information, please visit:

Digital Chocolate Festival | Oct. 14-20

Celebrate Cacao’s mission is to share their passion for, and educate others about the fine quality, bean-to-bar, ethically produced chocolate being made in the UK! The Digital Chocolate Festival has been created as a platform to continue to promote and advocate for craft chocolate makers during the global pandemic. For more information, please visit:

Wild & Scenic Film Festival | Oct. 15

A series of thought-provoking and breathtaking local, national and global short films exploring the protection and restoration of wild lands and waters, food systems, climate change, biodiversity, litter prevention, and much more. For more information, please visit: 

Rare Books LA Virtual Book Fair | Oct. 15-18

Rare books, fine prints, classic photography, unique ephemera and more await your discovery online. For more information, please visit:

The Virtual Kentucky Bourbon Festival | Oct. 15-18

Promotes Kentucky Bourbon & the Bourbon Capital of the World by hosting a celebration that contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of communities in Bardstown, Kentucky. For more information, please visit:

AFI (American Film Institute) FEST 2020 | Oct. 15-22

The virtual edition will have the same programming structure with sections highlighting new auteurs and world cinema, as well as filmmaker conversations and the AFI Summit. For more information, please visit:

OC Film Fiesta Festival | Oct. 15-25

Featuring more than 40 films from around the world, conversations with filmmakers, workshops and special programs, this year’s OC Film Fiesta will be a virtual event that can be enjoyed anywhere!  For more information, please visit:

Bronzeville Art District Virtual Trolley Tour | Oct. 16

You can virtually visit any of the galleries, art institutions or studios and experience amazing art and entertainment. For more information, please visit: 

RetroPop Live! Halloween | Oct. 17

What better way to celebrate the Halloween season than with a Horror festival filled with nostalgia? Enjoy cast reunions from iconic 80s and 90's horror movies including the cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space, a Friday the 13th 40th Anniversary Cast Reunion, Child's Play, virtual meet & greets, autograph signings and collectible spotlights. For more information, please visit:

EarthxConservation | Oct. 19-21

This three-day virtual event is designed to raise awareness about conservation and responsible resource use, and create understanding about how appropriately managed hunting, fishing, and agricultural activities around the world are critical to further conservation resulting in environmentally protective use of the biosphere. For more information, please visit:

International Yoga Festival Online 2020 | Oct. 21-25

This yoga festival offers yoga classes, lectures, meditation, workshops, music, kirtan, wellness, inspirational talks and much more at the comfort of your own home. For more information, please visit:

Austin Film Festival & Conference | Oct. 22-29

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike. For more information, please visit:

Denver Film Festival | Oct. 22-Nov. 8

This year the Denver Film Festival is hosting the Festival on its new virtual platform, which will allow it to bring Official Selections, exclusive filmmaker conversations, bonus content, special guests and more, to all of Colorado. For more information, please visit:

Boston Veg Food Fest 2020 | Oct. 24

A special and exciting virtual event including outstanding speakers, a platform for vegan products and businesses and nonprofit and a Vegan Marketplace. For more information, please visit:

Fall for Art | Oct. 25-30

A juried art show & sale virtual fundraiser sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County featuring artists of the Hudson Valley showing and selling their 2D and 3D work. For more information, please visit:

Virtual Halloween Painting Party | Oct. 31

Hosted by Paint for a Purpose, this is a 1.5 hour course led by an expert artist to guide you through the creation of a spooky painting inspired by Halloween. Release your creativity while painting along. No experience needed. For more information, please visit:

Halloween Cookie Decorating Class | Oct. 31

Sign up to learn the basics and decorate Halloween cookies with founder and baker Vonteyah of Sweetie Vs Desserterie! This is a class for beginners and no experience is necessary! Also, this class is online only! Each step will be demonstrated along the way. For more information, please visit:

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