The Best of February: 50+ Upcoming Orlando Events We’re Loving

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If there was ever a month to start a date night habit with your honey, February is that month. In addition to being the official month of love, there are a myriad of options to partake in. Whether your ideal date is a wine and chocolate pairing, a concert, or a hands-on cocktail or cooking class, you’re bound to find a few events up your alley. Here are our favorite date-worthy Orlando events for February.

February 1 – 3

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, February 1, 5:30-9:30pm
New Broad Street, Baldwin Park
Over 80 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Also featured are many Central Florida based small businesses and non-profit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, as well as community service opportunities.
FREE Admission

Movie Night: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again
Friday, February 1, 6pm
Leu Gardens
$6; free for members

Manatee & Dolphin Encounter Paddle & A Pint
Saturday, February 2, 10:30am
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Go on an encounter unlike any other as you spend the morning floating gently in the endangered manatee’s favorite lounging spots on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. These friendly Florida herbivores just love to nuzzle, grip, and cuddle your kayak for a truly magical morning.
$40

The Second City Guide to the Symphony
Saturday, February 2, 2pm & 8pm
Bob Carr Theatre
Hosted by Colin Mochrie,‘Whose Line Is It, Anyway?’ star, this one-of-a-kind comedy special blend original sketch comedy, new music and songs, as well as orchestral classics.
Single tickets start at $25 and student tickets start at $18.
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Italian Festival Dinner
Saturday, February 2, 6:30pm
Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Italian White Truffle five-course feast with wine pairings. Reception at 6:30pm followed by dinner at 7pm.
$195/person

2019 Trash 2 Trends An Evening Of Recycled Fashion
Saturday, February 2, 7-10pm
SeaWorld Orlando – Ports of Call
$45-75

Penn & Teller
Saturday, February 2, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $77

Truffles and Bubbles
Saturday, February 2, 8:30-10pm (also offered on February 9)
Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park
Sip a glass (or two!) of bubbly and enjoy a chocolate dipped strawberry as you decide which of our limited edition truffles you will dip into your choice of milk or dark chocolate. Choose from: 4 flavorful ganache Classic Truffle to sample in class and then learn to dip and package an 8 piece gift box of specialty truffles ($16 value), to enjoy later or give to your special someone.
$35

Image credit: Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park

44th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival
February 2-3
Downtown Mount Dora
What better way to celebrate one of the top Downtowns in the country than by walking America’s favorite home-town! Filled with fine-art from national artists, along a magnificent lake view!

Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History
Sunday, February 3, 1-3pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Explore Hamilton’s cultural impact and what its runaway success reveals about the stories we tell each other about who we are and about the nation we made. The program includes various illustrative video clips. Program recommended for ages 14 and up due to adult themes and strong language.
$18

Journey To Intimacy: Couples Massage Class and more
Sunday, February 3
Empower Yoga & Massage
A series targeted to make your relationships happier, healthier and more fun. Mix & match or take All 4 classes: Peace and Bliss, Massage Techniques: Learn Healing Touch, Fun and Stretch, and Thai Yoga Massage: Learn Nurturing Touch.
1 Class $45, All 4 classes $150

February 4 – 10

Edmund’s Oast Beer Dinner
Monday, February 4, 6:30pm
The Ravenous Pig
Curated by Shor, Petrakis and Cask & Larder’s brew master Larry Foor, the four-course beer menu will include two 4oz. pours per course with a side-by-side pairing.
$65/person plus gratuity

Chinese New Year At Hawkers
Tuesday, February 5
Hawkers Windermere & Mills 50
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Hawkers with giveaways, performances and more. CNY performances will include a lion dance with a kung fu demonstration. Guests will be given traditional red envelopes that they can use to tip performers.
FREE Admission, food prices vary

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
February 6 – March 24
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
$18-30

Orlando Story Club: Smitten Kitten
Wednesday, February 6, 7-9:30pm
The Abbey
OSC is a live storytelling competition which takes place at The Abbey in downtown Orlando. Anyone can enter by putting their name in the story hat, where 10 names will be randomly selected to compete. Each storyteller is given 5 mins to impress the audience and the top 3 tellers take home prizes.
$5

1st Thursdays: Children & the Language of Love
Thursday, February 7, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
On the first Thursday of each month, Central Florida has an opportunity to discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.
$15

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Roman Holiday
Thursday, February 7, 7pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Winter Park’s Central Park in partnership with Enzian Theater. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, snacks, and other goodies.
FREE Admission

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Image credit: Enzian Theater

Chef’s Night featuring A Spoon Full of Hope
Thursday, February 7, 6-9pm
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Chef’s Night is an evening at the food bank featuring some of Central Florida’s best chefs and cuisine, all to benefit our Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program.
$75

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate!
Thursday, February 7, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Learn by doing– taste and experience how wine and food interact through the thoughtful pairings of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolate confections.
$45

Image credit: Lisa Will

Love Your Shorts Film Festival
February 7-10
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
The Love Your Shorts Film Festival is an annual showcase in Sanford, Florida, of short films from around Florida, the United States and the world.
Tickets start at $10

Art & Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar
Friday, February 8, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
Classic rock foursome Crescent Moon Band will headline February’s Art & Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar, and The Food Truck Bazaar features 12 different food trucks providing a unique culinary experience.
FREE Admission

Movieola – Disney’s Enchanted
Friday, February 8, 6-9pm
Lake Eola Park
Spend Valentine’s Day with the family and enjoy Disney’s Enchanted. Be sure to arrive early for a sneak preview of the Orlando Rep’s production of Ella Enchanted the Musical, another modern fairy tale.
FREE Admission

Orlando Events - Movieola in Lake Eola Park
Movieola at Lake Eola Park | Image credit: City of Orlando

Jake’s Beer Dinner: Sailfish Brewing Company
Friday, February 8, 6:30pm
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Set inside the Jake’s American Bar’s private Clipper Room, this special event celebrates a wide range of craft brews, signature entrees and desserts, all created especially for you by the award-winning chefs at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.
$58.58

Wine Riffs: Terra Valentine Winery
Friday, February 8, 7pm
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
Each Wine Riffs event is a unique experience, pairing the vintages of a featured winery with an elegant multi-course meal and a DJ who spins a custom soundtrack to set the mood.
$157.09

29th Annual Winefest
February 8-10
Lakeridge Winery
$10

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
February 9 – April 4
Universal Studios Florida
Enjoy nightly parades with outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and countless beads flying through the air. Catch some of the biggest names in music live in concert on select nights.
February’s performances are:
Saturday, Feb. 9 – BUSH
Saturday, Feb. 16 – Gavin DeGraw
Sunday, Feb. 17 – Dan + Shay
Saturday, Feb. 23 – Macklemore
Included with Universal Studios admission and Annual Passes

Image credit: Universal Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival
February 9-May 5
SeaWorld Orlando
In addition to delicious eats, guests visiting SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at Bayside Stadium, all included with theme park admission.
February 9 – The Fray
February’s performers are as follows:
February 10 – Sugar Ray
February 16 – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
February 17 – Little River Band
February 23 – Flo Rida
February 24 – 98 Degrees
Included with theme park admission

Sam Flax Wall Project
Saturday, February 9
Sam Flax
Come see the best mural artists paint the famous walls surrounding Sam Flax.
FREE Admission

Track Shack Run 4 Love 4 Mile
Saturday, February 9, 7:30am
Showalter East Fields – 2525 Cady Way, Winter Park
The 5th race of the Track Shack Running Series is for anyone that has found the love of running and walking and for those just starting to look for it! Bring your loves and experience the euphoria of a healthy lifestyle.
$33-40

Image credit: Track Shack

Paws in the Park 2019
Saturday, February 9, 10am-4pm
Lake Eola Park
Kicking off at 10am is the commemorative walk around Lake Eola, and from 11am-4pm, all attendees are encouraged to bring their fur pals for a full day of both “human” and “canine” activities, food and fun, including the famous dock diving for dogs, canine sports area, special activities areas for pets and children, plus a new easier to navigate layout. Paws in the Park also features a beer garden, food trucks, pet-friendly vendors, raffles and lots of pet adoption opportunities.
FREE Admission

Apopka BBQ Showdown
Saturday, February 9, 11am-6pm
175 E 5th Street, Apopka
Tickets start at $25

DeLand Beer Fest 2019
Saturday, February 9, 1-5pm
East Indiana Avenue, DeLand
The 10th Annual DeLand Beer Festival features over 100 suppliers of beer, wine, cider, mead, and spirits with a focus on locally owned businesses. With over 400 different options to choose from there is something for everyone.
$40

Absinthe Cocktails
Saturday, February 9, 3:30-5pm
Bitters & Brass
Enjoy working at a personal cocktail station as you learn the history behind the drinks. From preparation to execution, examine the reasons behind each step, including proper jiggering, choosing the correct ingredients and using the right garnish to complement your cocktail.
$50

Image credit: Bitters & Brass

8th Annual Winter Garden Blues & BBQ
Saturday, February 9, 4-10pm
W Plant Street, Downtown Winter Garden
This festival pairs the hottest Blues and Roots musicians with award winning local BBQ connoisseurs, for an afternoon celebration of true Southern Soul.
FREE Admission

The Supper Club
Saturday, February 9, 7:30pm
TBA
Private 3 course dinner with wine pairings created by one of Orlando’s best chefs!
$75

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Saturday, February 9, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $29

Dance, Dream & Inspire
Saturday, February 9, 8pm
Hard Rock Live
Six local celebrities, who have been paired with a professional dance partner and learned ballroom-style dances, will perform before a panel of judges next Saturday. The money raised at this event will help children in foster care.
$30-150

Orlando Taco Festival
February 9-10, 1-6pm
Drive Shack Orlando
Get ready for an action-packed day filled with a variety of tacos, margaritas, mojitos, delicious indulgences, live entertainment on the Miller Lite stage, and taco themed activities! Over 100 TV’s for sports viewing plus the opportunity to try out the latest in golf technology.
$9.95-19.95

Learn 2 Curl / Open Curling
February 9, 16 & 23, 10pm-1am
RDV Sportsplex
beginners curling class and open curling, No prior curling experience is required, and we provide all of the equipment. Just dress warmly!
$35 for members, $40 for non-members

The Central Florida Jewish Book Festival
February 10-12, 2019
851 N. Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751

Milk Mart – Lazy Lovers Sunday Market
Sunday, February 10, 12-6pm
2428 E. Robinson Street
Milk Mart is a lazy-Sunday market in downtown Orlando’s Milk District. Local vendors, food trucks, and businesses come together for a day of casual shopping and eating.

Adam Sandler
Sunday, February 10, 8pm
CFE Arena
$62

February 11 – 17

Boston Pops on Tour- Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams
Monday, February 11, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

Rooftop Wine Experience
Tuesday, February 12, 5-6pm
Paddlefish
Head to the 3rd deck for a monthly wine experience and discussion lead by our Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from our kitchen.
$40

Rooftop deck at Paddlefish Disney Springs
The rooftop deck at Paddlefish. Image credit: Paddlefish

Craft & Crafts
Tuesday, February 12, 6pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
There will be two reserved tables near the front windows of the brewery for you to enjoy some great beer and partake in the craft of your choice while hanging out with like minded folks. Please note: this is a social group, not an instructional group. You must bring your own craft projects and all the supplies you will need.
FREE Admission

Galentine’s Day- Wine, Cheese and Chocolate
Wednesday, February 13, 5-11pm
Boca Winter Park
Enjoy tastings of decadent chocolate and cheeses paired with a glass of wine of your choice. Available in bar area only.
$20

The Wekiva Brew Review featuring Tampa Bay Brewing
Wednesday, February 13, 6-8pm
Wekiva Springs
Enjoy 6 samples of beer and grab a full pour of your favorite! Chat with brewery representatives, enjoy a delicious meal by Without A Paddle Cafe and grab some brewery swag.
$25

Well-Strung: A Night at The Movies
Wednesday, February 13
Doors 7pm/Show 8pm
The MEZZ
A New York City string quartet with a modern twist, Well-Strung derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://abbeyorlando.com/events/well-strung-a-night-at-the-movies-the-mezz
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Do Good Date Night: Valentine’s Edition 2019 – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 13, 7-9:30pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Quantum Leap Winery for a night of pitching in for a good cause combined with date night fun with your sweetie. We’ll spend an hour creating hygiene kits with Clean the World then we’ll spend the second hour doing a competitive, team wine blending showdown inside Quantum Leap’s state-of-the art winemaking facilities.
$25

Wednesday WINE presented by Corkcicle: Yoga on the Field
Wednesday, February 13, 6-9:30pm
The Varsity Club at Camping World Stadium
Admission includes a 1-hour yoga session instructed by Yoga Mix Orlando and held on the field of Camping World Stadium followed by a post-yoga happy hour including appetizers and wine. Additional guest tickets are available for $10 each. Yoga mat rentals will be available for $3 each. However, guests are encouraged to bring their own mats.
$3-10

Andrea Bocelli
Wednesday, February 13, 8pm
Amway Center
Beloved Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli commemorates his return to Orlando with a romantic, one-night only concert. Lovebirds and fans attending the concert will be treated to an array of Bocelli’s famous love songs and arias performed live on stage along with a new, intimate collection of ballads about love, faith and family from his latest album release. Bocelli’s son, Matteo Bocelli, who will be joining the Orlando performance.
Tickets start at $84
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Andrea Bocelli Valentine's Concert in Orlando February 13
Annual Beer and Chocolate Pairing
Thursday, February 14, 3-10pm
Orlando Brewing
Indulge in a self-guided beer and chocolate pairing featuring four 5oz. beers paired with four locally made chocolates from CayCakes Bakery.
$18

Valentine’s Day Sunset Paddle!
Thursday, February 14, 4:45-6:45pm
Winter Park
Partake in a one-of-a-kind romantic paddle into the sunset with our CLEAR kayaks! Save $5 per person by booking with code “ClearlyMine” at checkout.
$50

My Funny Valentine’s Day Dinner & Show
Thursday, February 14, 6:30-9:30pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
A tribute to Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and a special appearance by Marilyn Monroe.
Includes: Love Me Tender 3-Course Dinner (4 options), 2 glasses of bubbly, and Free Valet Parking
$75

Alive After 5: Pardi Gras
Thursday, February 14, 5-8pm
Historic Sanford Welcome Center
Festival goers come to celebrate the community and local artistry, and to partake in an evening of music, food, craft beers, and shopping.
FREE Admission

Adults-Only Valentine’s Day at Planet Obstacle
Thursday, February 14, 6-11pm
Planet Obstacle
This adults-only event gives couples and singles an opportunity to spend an amazing evening in the new extraordinary way. Every ticket comes with one FREE DRINK of your choice, including WINE or BEER for those who are 21y and older.
$20-51

Winter Garden Valentine’s Day Concert
Thursday, February 14, 6-9pm
Centennial Plaza Gazebo, Winter Garden
Free live music under twinkling lights and stars as romantic melodies fill the air in Downtown Winter Garden on Valentine’s Day featuring Breezeway Trio. The perfect backdrop for a dreamy evening while enjoying scrumptious dinner, delectable dessert options, retail specials, and charming surroundings.
FREE Admission
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Read our guide to 10 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Winter Garden for more happenings and ideas.

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, February 14, 6:30pm
Thornton Park District
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, take advantage of a special “love” deal of a 2 tickets for 1 price! With over 22 places to stop for a tasty adult beverage plus art vendors, live music, stilt-walkers, tarot card reader and all sorts of fun for Valentine’s Day.
$15

Valentine’s Concert
Thursday, February 14, 7-10pm
Leu Gardens
Romance your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a romantic concert at Leu Gardens featuring Ricky and the Buzzcatz. Pack dinner picnic full of your favorite foods and drink, alcohol is permitted, and bring seating, either chairs or blanket for this special outdoor concert.
Advance Ticket $15 per person; Day of ticket $20

Peace Love Sweat: A Valentine’s Day Partner Workout **Orlando Date Night Guide event
February 14, 6pm
House of Sweat Orlando and D1 Orlando – Sports Training & Therapy
Team up with your other half or bestie and get ready for a one-of-a-kind Vday partner workout including stretching and cool down. No matter your fitness level, this is the perfect way to remix your traditional Valentine’s Day routine. This exclusive partner workout will be complemented by a fun ‘couple’s playlist’ perfect for this love-filled night.
$20/couple

Valentine’s Dinner featuring Love Actually
Thursday, February 14, 7-10:15pm
Enzian
This Valentine’s, celebrate love and romance with an elegant buffet at Enzian with your sweetheart. Be serenaded by a live band while you enjoy a delectable buffet spread complete with carving station.
$135-185

For more Valentine’s Day ideas, check out this post: 100+ Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando

Cook Your Own Steak Night
Friday, February 15, 5-9pm
Wekiva Springs
Pick up your Hand Cut Choice 12oz. New York Strip at Without A Paddle Café and Spice it up your way. Step up to one of our 6ft. Grills by the River and grill it to your liking. Your ticket entrance includes a full buffet featuring grilled Mexican street corn, sautéed fresh mushrooms, garlic bread, Baked Potato Bar and dessert.
$27.95

Date Night at Maitland Art Center
Friday, February 15, 6pm
Maitland Art Center
The project of the evening will be string art on wood blocks – it’s sure to be a night of fun, laughter and getting to know each other, plus time for drinks and to enjoy the scenery. Guidance is provided, as well as room to experiment and play! Each attendee takes home their own original artwork. Light snacks are provided, and a cash bar with wine & craft beer is available.
$45 per couple in advance, $65 at the door

Image credit: Maitland Art Center

Yoga Under the Stars
Orlando Brewing
February 15, 7pm
How many yoga classes offer beer on the side? Bring your yoga mat to this monthly after-dark yoga class! Work through your poses under twinkling lights with a great playlist. Your ticket includes a pint of beer, as well.
$12/person in advance

Jo Koy
Friday, February 15, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $45.25

Gilberto Santa Rosa
Friday, February 15, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Standing room tickets start at $49

Tapas & Tango **Orlando Date Night Guide event
February 15, 8pm
Arthur Murray Dance Studios – Winter Park
Join us for instructor-led Tango lessons, live performances, tapas and wine. This class is suitable for dancers of all skill levels, including beginners.
$30/couple

Feel the Heat! Guide to Latin Dancing in Orlando

Bailamos!
February 15-17
Orlando Ballet
A vibrant, immersive evening of passion, flair and Latin-inspired choreography to sensational music that will have you dancing in your seats. Broaden your mind and enrich your soul with a lively production that will showcase the incredible versatility and athleticism of the Orlando Ballet Company Dancers, in a riot of color and a fusion of cultures!
Tickets start at $19

10th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off
Saturday, February 16, 12pm
Orlando Festival Park
General admission $25

5th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party
Saturday, February 16, 4-9pm
West End Trading Co
The parade starts on 6th Street and Sanford Avenue. Gathering starts at 330pm and then at 4pm Sashay your way down Sanford Avenue all the way down to West End Trading Co. There will be food trucks, live music and tons of craft beer & cocktails.

Orlando Wine Festival
Saturday, February 16th, 3-7pm
Orange County Regional History Center
Over 70 wines from all over the world, sparking wine bar, a local crafts market, cheese monger, sommelier curators, an exquisite VIP lounge, and a themed immersive experience.
$15-20 Admission, Wine tickets extra

Indie Folkfest 2018
Saturday, February 16, 12-5pm
Mennello Museum of American Art
This annual family-and pet-friendly event aims to bring the community together again and showcase local, national and regional art, music and culinary talent.
FREE

Chocolate & Craft Beer Pairing
Saturday, February 16, 12-9pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Whether you’re sharing a chocolate flight with a special someone to keeping it all to yourself, partake in this pairing of house-made chocolates with tasty Playalinda beer.
More details TBA

Sanford Art Walk: Dynamic Duos
Saturday, February 16, 6-9pm
Historic Sanford Welcome Center
Enjoy a juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford.
FREE Admission

Michael Bublé
Saturday, February 16, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $129

Sanford Indie Market
Sunday, February 17, 11am-5pm
200 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford
FREE Admission

February 18 – 24

Wine Talk 101
February 18, 7pm
Vinia Wine Bar
Sip 2oz samples of four different wines while learning wine basics! Instructor Andre Matta will walk you through Wine 101, from what “legs” are to how to store wine and pair wine and food.
$35/person

Vinia Wine Bar Winter Park

Carol Burnett
Monday, February 18, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $69.25

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets from $39.50

Benjamin Patissier Wine Pairing Dinner
Thursday, February 21, 7pm
Capa, Four Seasons Orlando
On Thursday, February 21,at 7pm, join Capa for an unforgettable 6-course wine pairing dinner prepared by Benjamin Patissier, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2015, alongside Capa Chef Gabriel Massip.
$195/per person

Zoolarious—Comedy for a Cause
Thursday, February 21, 5:30-8:30pm
Central Florida Zoo
This evening of laughter and learning includes exclusive access to the Zoo, special animal encounters, and a one of a kind show from SAK Comedy Lab—Orlando’s Best Rated Live Improv Comedy Club.
$25

Bull & Bear Master Blenders Series: The Mac & Cheese
Thursday, February 21, 4-6pm
Bull & Bear, Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Hosted by whisky specialist Erin Yesser, this fully-immersive happy-hour invites you to sip and savor some of the world’s finest single malt Scotch whiskies expertly-paired with hand-selected artisan cheeses by the Bull & Bear culinary team.
$125/person + tax and gratuity

Wine, Wisdom & Words: Kimmery Martin
Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Writer’s Block Bookstore is kicking off its 2019 season of Wine, Wisdom & Words with debut author Kimmery Martin! Wine, Wisdom & Words is a speaker series that highlights remarkable authors paired with unique, sustainable wines.
Free admission

Carnevale
February 22-March 5
Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs
Guests who visit Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs will get a front-row seat to nightly live entertainment including singers, stilt walkers, jugglers, mimes, face painters and folkdancers, while indulging in the restaurant’s signature Italian cuisine.Reservations are recommended.
FREE Admission, food prices vary

32nd Real Florida 5K-10K race
Saturday, February 23 @ 7-11am
Wekiva Springs State Park
Plan to stay for a while after the race and enjoy our farmers market, which will have organic produce, food, free samples and a variety of arts and crafts for purchase.
Tickets start at $25

Purple Pride 5K
Saturday, February 23, 8am-12pm
Orlando City Stadium
This year’s annual running of the City Fan’s will take place at Orlando City Stadium and features one lap through the concourse of Orlando City Stadium. Each runner will receive a race t-shirt, a commemorative finishers medal, and one ticket to the Orlando City Home Opener on Saturday, March 2nd against NYCFC.
$35

Central Florida Brewers Guild Festival
Saturday, February 23, 1pm – 5pm
Seminole Harley-Davidson
The 2nd Annual Central Florida Brewers Guild Festival for an afternoon of specialty, one off or rare beers from all of your favorite Central Florida Breweries. Admission will include sampler cup, beer samples, live music and plenty of vendors and food trucks.
$40

2nd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival
Saturday, February 23, 12-6pm
Sanford Residential Historic District
Head to historic downtown Sanford for the 2nd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival, where 44 local bands / artists from all genres will perform simultaneously on ten front porches. Festival is family friendly,
FREE Admission

Field to Feast 2019
Saturday, February 23, 3-6pm
Long & Scott Farms
Featuring inventive samplings from Disney’s top chefs with wine, beer and cocktail pairings by Master Sommelier George Miliotes, Field To Feast is a culinary event not to be missed.
$175

Rockin Robinson
Saturday, February 23, 4pm-12am
The Milk District
For the second year in a row, East Robinson Street, in the heart of The Milk District, will be shut down for the sake of Rock n’ Roll – 4 stages, 20 bands. Live music, drinks, food trucks, artisan street vendors, and shopping throughout all of the businesses on E. Robinson Street.
$15-20

Image credit: Rockin Robinson

Orlando Brunch Festival
Saturday, February 23, 12-6pm
Cranes Roost Park
The Orlando Brunch Festival at Cranes Roost Park will feature tons of brunch dishes, over 20 brunch cocktails & 30 craft beers to sample,music, games and tons of fun.
$39-79

PechaKucha Night Orlando v25
Saturday, February 23, 6 & 9pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
PechaKucha Night is an entertainment event held several times a year in downtown Orlando. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “chitchat,” PechaKucha rests on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes the presentations concise andkeeps things moving at a rapid pace.
$23

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents – Beethoven’s 7th
Saturday, February 23, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $25

Downtown Food & Wine Fest
February 23-24
Lake Eola Park
Enjoy over 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants paired with over 50 wines from around the world while rocking out to live music.
$15-20 general admission

Image credit: Downtown Food and Wine Fest

Oscar Watch Party on Enzian’s Big Screen
Sunday, February 24, 7-10pm
Enzian
Experience the excitement of the 91st Academy Awards – its surprise wins and big upsets – amongst friends and fellow movie lovers. Enjoy dinner and drink specials, a paparazzi-lined red carpet, an Oscar® pool, and the big show on Enzian’s big screen.
FREE Admission

February 25 – 28

311
February 25-26
House of Blues Orlando
$41.50

Mardi Gras Rooftop Dinner
Monday, February 25, 6:30-9pm
Paddlefish
Come aboard Paddlefish’s 3rd deck and enjoy a New Orleans inspired four-course dinner with Mardi Gras themed cocktails.
$95

Chili for Charity
Wednesday, February 27, 5-8pm
Winter Park Farmers’ Market
This event features creative chili dishes by popular local and favorite restaurants in the central Florida area.
$35-125

Chef Night with Black Rooster Taqueria – SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 28, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience
Let’s learn how Chef Calloway puts a twist on Latin flavors with bold, fresh spices for a modern Mexican steak taco and whip up, scratch, organic corn tortilla by hand alongside garden inspired guacamole.
$70

Interactive Tipsy Cookie and Beer Pairing
Thursday, February 28, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Each person will be given a game sheet, with the names of the cookies and beers, along with a short description of each, along with six 5 oz beers and six full size tipsy cookies. Your goal is to successfully pair the beer and cookie that our cookie/ beerologist has paired!
$25

Performance: Sonic Borders III
Thursday, February 28, 6pm
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
This concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the SunTrust Plaza Garage located on the corner of Park Avenue and Lyman Avenue.
FREE Admission

Central Florida Fair
February 28-March 17
Central Florida Fairgrounds
$12-25


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