Top Orlando Events for 2019: Festivals, Concerts, Sports and More

Top Orlando Events for 2019

Our guide to the best Orlando events of the year for date night

In search of date night inspiration for the year ahead? There are dozens of amazing Orlando events to choose from in 2019. Take your pick of the endless options: a stellar concert lineup, Broadway shows, festivals to delight foodies, theme park happenings, sporting events, and so much more. Here are a few of our favorites to pencil into your calendar for date night this year.

JANUARY

VRBO Citrus Bowl: Kentucky v Penn State
Tuesday, January 1, 1pm
Camping World Stadium
Tickets start at $50

Diana Ross
Wednesday, January 9, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

Billy Joel
Friday, January 11, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $114.50

Whose Live Anyway? Drew Carey, Joel Murray, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis
Friday, January 11, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $45.50

Epcot International Festival of the Arts
January 18 – February 25
Epcot
Included with theme park admission

Pastry in the Park- Five Course Dessert Tasting Experience
Sunday, January 20, 6-9pm
Hosted by The Osprey Tavern
5 of the top restaurant pastry chefs come together for an unforgettable night highlighting the stellar talent here in our own town!
$65 per person / $35 wine pairing

Cher: Here We Go Again Tour
Monday, January 21, 7:30pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $64.95

Hamilton
January 22 – February 10
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dr. Phillips Center
Dr. Phillips Center. Image credit: Steve Williams Photography

TLC
Friday, January 25, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $33

Marc Anthony
Sunday, January 27, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $61

2019 NFL Pro Bowl
Sunday, January 27, 3pm
Camping World Stadium
Tickets start at $34

FEBRUARY

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

SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival
February 9 – May 5
SeaWorld Orlando
Entry included with regular theme park admission

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

Paws in the Park 2019
Saturday, February 9, 10am
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Orlando Taco Festival
Saturday, February 9, 1pm
7285 Corrine Dr, Orlando
$9.95-19.95

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
February 9 – April 4
Universal Studios Florida
Included with Universal Studios admission and Annual Passes

Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort

Adam Sandler
Sunday, February 10, 8pm
CFE Arena
Tickets on sale soon

Walk the Moon
Monday, February 11, 7pm
House of Blues Orlando
$35-$77

Andrea Bocelli
Wednesday, February 13, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $84

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

Indie Folkfest 2018
Saturday, February 16, 12-5pm
Mennello Museum of American Art
FREE

10th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off
February 16, 12pm
Festival Park
$10-$35

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

Top Orlando Events for 2019 - Michael Bublé

Dancing with the Stars: Live!
February 18
Bob Carr Theater
$49.50

Walt Disney World & Edible Orlando Sixth Annual Field to Feast Dinner
Saturday, February 23
Long & Scott Farms
$175

Edible Orlando Field to Feast Dinner
Edible Orlando Field to Feast Dinner

2nd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival
Saturday, February 23, 12pm
Sanford Residential Historic District
FREE Admission

Orlando Brunch Festival
Saturday, February 23, 12-6pm
Cranes Roost Park
$39-79

PechaKucha Night Orlando v.25
Saturday, February 23, 6 & 9pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$23

11th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest
February 23-24
Lake Eola Park
$15-20 general admission

Top Orlando Events
Photo credit: Downtown Food & Wine Fest

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February 25-26
House of Blues Orlando
Tickets on sale soon

MARCH

Eat Local, Sip Local Stroll
Date TBA
Audubon Park Garden District

Ron White
Friday, March 1, 7:30pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $47.50

An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan
Friday, March 1, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

Orlando City Soccer Season Opener: Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC
Saturday, March 2
Orlando City Stadium
Tickets on sale soon

Orlando City Soccer game
Image credit: Lindsey Harris @forkflorida

The Beach Boys
Saturday, March 2, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Ticket from $39.50

Fiddler on the Roof
March 5 – 10
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.25

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
March 6 – June 3
Epcot
Included with theme park admission

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA 
March 7 – 31
The Florida Mall
$75-255

Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil

5th Annual Orlando Whiskey Festival
Saturday, March 9, 7-10pm
Mercedes-Benz of Orlando
$40-105

Garden Theatre Encore 2019
Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm
Garden Theatre
$125-$325

Blues Traveler
Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm
House of Blues Orlando
$27.50

Travis Scott: Astroworld – Wish You Were Here Tour 2
Friday, March 15, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets on sale soon

Orlando Wine Festival
March 15-17
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Orlando Water Lantern Festival
Saturday, March 16, 5-10pm
Orlando Watersports Complex
$30-45

Image credit: Water Lantern Festival

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Monday, March 18, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $257

Winter Park Wine & Dine Spring Edition
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30pm
Winter Park Farmers Market
Tickets start at $39

Hozier: Wasteland, Baby! Tour
Thursday, March 21, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $39.50

Mike Epps “Funny As Ish Comedy Tour”
Friday, March 22, 8pm
CFE Arena
$52 and up

Tony Bennett
Saturday, March 23, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $55

John Mellencamp: The John Mellencamp Show
Sunday, March 24, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $42.50

Florida Blueberry Festival
March 28-31
Formosa Gardens Event Center, Kissimmee

Image Credit: Florida Blueberry Festival

Beard in Baldwin Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, March 30, 7pm
4899 New Broad St
$110; VIP tickets $175

The Price is Right Live
Sunday, March 31, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $39.50

APRIL

Steve Martin and Martin Short: “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t”
Friday, April 5, 9:30pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $147.50

Spring Fiesta in the Park
April 6 – 7
Lake Eola Park
FREE admission

George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
Saturday, April 6, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $51

2019 Taste of College Park
Thursday, April 11, 6-9pm
Historic Dubsdread Ballroom
$75

Derek Hough: Live! The Tour
Thursday, April 11, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets begin at $49.50

2019 Florida Film Festival
April 12 – 21
Enzian Theater
Individual tickets will be on sale starting March 20, 2019 at 8pm

Florida Film Festival
Image credit: Enzian Theater

Dear Evan Hansen
April 16 – 21
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets are subject to availability

Orlando Ballet Presents Arcadian Broad’s Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter
April 26 – 28
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $19

Clermont Clay U Run U Pick Blueberry 5k
Saturday, April 27
Southern Hill Farms
$40 and up

Science of Wine
Saturday, April 29, 7-10pm
Orlando Science Center
Tickets on sale soon

Orlando Science Center, Science of Wine, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

The Temptations & The Four Tops
Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

MAY

May the Fourth Be With You Stroll
Saturday, May 4, time TBA
Audubon Park Garden District

Derby on Park
Saturday, May 4, 3:30pm – 7:45pm
University Club of Winter Park

Tom Jones
Wednesday, May 8, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

Anastasia
May 14 – 19
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets on sale soon

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 14 – 27
Orlando Loch Haven Park
Prices vary

Events in orlando - Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Image credit: Orlando Fringe

Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $61.95

Beer ‘Merica Craft Beer Festival 2019
Date TBA
Gaston Edwards Park
Tickets on sale soon

JUNE

Bite30: Orlando’s 30-Day Restaurant Week
Typically June 1 – 30
Various participating restaurants
Prix-fixe multi-course $30 dinner menus

2019 Summerfest Grape Stomp
June 8 – 9
Lakeridge Winery
$10

Weird Al Yankovic – The Strings Attached Tour 2019
Monday, June 10, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $116

Come From Away
June 11 – 16
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets on sale soon

Twenty One Pilots
Sunday, June 16
Amway Center
$56.50 and up

Image credit: Amway Center

Wisin & Yandel: Como Antes Tour 2019
Sunday, June 23, 7pm
Amway Center
Tickets on sale soon

JULY

Fireworks at the Fountain
Thursday, July 4
Lake Eola Park
Free

New Kids On The Block: The Mixtape Tour
Saturday, July 13, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $26.95

Shawn Mendes: The Tour
Tuesday, July 30, 7:30pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $46.50

AUGUST

Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week
Date TBA
Participating Orlando Main Streets restaurants
Prix fixe menus

Gay Days
August 13 – 19
Area theme parks/hotels

25th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp
August 17 – 18
Lakeridge Winery
$10

Image credit: Lakeridge Winery

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
August 23 – September 30
Various participating Orlando restaurants
$35 three-course menus

Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour
Saturday, August 24, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $66

SEPTEMBER

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
September 6 – November 2
Universal Studios
Separate ticketed event; not included with theme park admission

Image credit: @thefloridalocal

SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival
Weekends September 7 – 29
SeaWorld Orlando
Entry included with regular theme park admission

Dane Cook: Tell It Like It Is
Friday, September 27, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $39.75

OCTOBER

Come Out With Pride Orlando 2019
Date TBA
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Oktoberfest
Dates TBA
Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café, Sanford

10th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
Dates TBA
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

IMMERSE 2019
October 18 – 19
Downtown Orlando
Tickets on sale soon

Immerse 2018 downtown Orlando
IMMERSE | Photo by John David Harris

NOVEMBER

Fall Fiesta in the Park
Dates TBA
Lake Eola Park
FREE admission

The Florida Run
Saturday, November 9
Lake Louisa State Park
$10-45

Orlando Balloon Glow 2019
November 14-17
Blue Jacket Park
FREE Admission

Orlando events this November 2018 - Orlando Balloon Glow
Image credit: Orlando Balloon Glow

DECEMBER

City of Orlando Tree Lighting Celebration
Date TBA
Lake Eola Park
FREE

Grandma Party Bazaar
Date TBA
Stardust Video & Coffee
Free admission; bring cash for purchasing goodies from vendors!

Christmas in the Park
Date TBA
Central Park, Winter Park
FREE

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Date TBA
Epcot
Included with theme park admission

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Feature image credit: Beard in Baldwin


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