Best of February: Our Favorite Date Night Events This Month

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The month of love is here!! There are so many unique ways to enjoy date night in February. From cooking classes to an Orlando City Soccer themed pub crawl, here are our favorite picks!

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February 1 – 9

Becoming Dr. Ruth
January 8 – February 9, 2020
Orlando Shakes
America’s sex therapist Ruth Westheimer recounts her extraordinary life’s journey, from fleeing the Nazis to struggling to succeed as a single mother in America.
Tickets start at $27

Disney’s Aladdin
January 22–February 9
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Tickets start at $31

Aladdin The Musical | Image credit: Dr. Phillips Center

January 24 – February 9
The Garden Theatre
Years ago, a stray hatchet left its mark on Violet’s face. She has spent a decade struggling to find a doctor to heal her disfigurement, with no success. Violet is a  powerful folk musical that tells the story of a young woman who travels cross-country with one last hope to be healed by a minister, and how she discovers the meaning of true beauty along the way.

Italian Festival Returns to Four Seasons Resort Orlando
January 28 – February 2
Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Ravello, the modern-Italian restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, is bringing back its popular Italian Festival featuring a five-course truffle dinner and special prix-fixe menu highlighting Italian cuisine.  The special dinner offerings take place January 28 through February 2, 2020.
$56/person, must be reserved in advance by calling 407 313 6161.

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Tables Extraordinaire
January 29 – February 1
Holy Trinity Conference and Events Center
Tables Extraordinaire is a unique event that showcases exquisite table settings and offers scrumptious Greek culinary delights. Stroll around and view creatively designed tables and then enjoy lunch, dinner, or take out one of our many delicious entrees or desserts. You will have the opportunity to bid on auction items, purchase beautiful art work, take home Greek goods from our marketplace, and attend a fabulous gala on Saturday evening. The proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, AdventHealth Transplant Institute, and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Orlando.
General Admission: $10 to view Tables GALA: $150

Image credit: Tables Extraordinarie

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
February 1 – April 2
Universal Orlando Resort
This year marks the 25th anniversary Mardi Gras celebration, featuring nightly parades with outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and countless beads flying through the air. The concert lineup includes:

    • Feb. 1: The Roots
    • Feb. 8: Karol G
    • Feb. 15: Bell Biv DeVoe
    • Feb. 16: +Live+
    • Feb. 22: Kool & The Gang
    • March 7: REO Speedwagon
    • March 8: Dustin Lynch
    • March 13: Luis Fonsi
    • March 14: The All-American Rejects
    • March 15: Diana Ross
    • March 20: Chris Young
    • March 21: Earth, Wind & Fire
    • March 22: Marshmello
    • March 28: Why Don’t We
    • March 29: Gavin DeGraw

Included with paid admission to Universal Studios or with a Universal Orlando Annual Pass or Seasonal Pass

Dance Dream & Inspire
Saturday, February 1, 6:15pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Join over 600 fun-loving guests at Hard Rock Live Orlando on February 1, 2020 for Embrace Families Foundation’s signature event, Dance Dream & Inspire. Central Florida celebrities and professional dancers pair together to perform in a high-spirited, highly-entertaining dance competition – our own version of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”.
Tickets start at $35

Girl’s Club Presented by Jane
Wednesday, February 5, 7:15-8:15pm
Location TBD
We’ll plan a wildly fun girls’ night out experience but we don’t disclose the location or details other than the date/time until 48 hours in advance. You can expect highly curated food and wine experiences, Facilitated experiences that will have you making new friends and connecting more deeply with old ones, delicious food and drinks, and more.

Orlando Girl's Club presented by

The Three Musketeers
February 5 – March 22
Orlando Shakes
A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully guarded secrets, complete with lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, set in a time when love and honor ruled the world.

1st Thursdays: Health and Wellness
Thursday, February 6, 6pm
Orlando Museum of Art
From 6-9 pm 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.

I Am the Love Letter, a Photography Art Show
Thursday, February 6, 6pm
The Nook on Robinson
Inspired by the fiction and ritual of the early 19th Century, photographer Kevin Ohr sets out to render rich depictions of obsessive love. The scenes depicted by Ohr communicate the torment of longing. Guests are invited to explore this unique exhibit and share a drink at the bar while composing a wooing valentine of your own, sealed with a real wax seal. All photos are available for purchase.
FREE Admission

Chef’s Night: Concept Development Team, Walt Disney World
Thursday, February 6, 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. The four course dinner will include dishes such as Beef Wellington and Lobster Bisque.
Tickets start at $125

Wine Wisdom Words series: Preston & Child Book Signing
Thursday, February 6, 6:30pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Share a glass of wine with #1 NYT bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, back with the latest Pendergast mystery! In Crooked River, Agent Pendergast is faced with most inexplicable challenge of his career in the twentieth installment of the bestselling series. Each ticket order comes with a copy of the book and includes a free glass of wine. All subsequent glasses are bar price.

Topsy-Turvy Tipples & Tea
Friday, February 7, 6-8pm
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Enjoy a curiously grown up “tea” party on the lawn, featuring Hendrick’s Gin libations and an array of fanciful tidbits and treats.
*Mention that you saw this event on Orlando Date Night Guide when calling to reserve and receive 20% off tickets!
$100/person, call 407-393-4034 to reserve.

Annual Bach Festival
Select dates February 7, 15-16, and 21-25
Knowles Memorial Chapel & Tiedtke Concert Hall
FREE – $25

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
February 7 – May 3
SeaWorld Orlando
Savor over 180 mouthwatering options – from international cuisines to domestic and imported craft beers to unique wines. Sample from more culinary markets than ever before – including Caribbean offerings and delectable sweets. And to top it all off, we’re bringing our most diverse lineup of live performances ever to the stage – featuring rock, country, Latin, Christian, and more!
Included With Park Admission; food & drink prices vary

Art After Dark: Food Truck Edition
Friday, February 7, 6-9pm
Lake Nona Town Center
Perfectly nestled between delicious Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Park Pizza & Brewing Co and Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, Art After Dark is a perfect evening out for the whole family. This three hour event kicks off at 6 PM and is open to the public.
FREE Admission

February 2020 events
Image credit: Art After Dark Lake Nona

Handmade Happy Hour: An Evening of Weaving
Friday, February 7, 6-8pm
Maitland Art Center
Handmade Happy Hour: An Evening of Weaving is the perfect night out for friends, couples, and anyone looking to get crafty. Your ticket includes all the supplies and guidance you’ll need to create a hand-woven landscape or abstract piece, framed and ready to hang! Complimentary light bites will be served, and a cash bar will be open, serving beer and wine.

February 2020 events
Image credit: Maitland Art Center

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Perfectly Paired Class 
Friday, 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.

Paws in the Park
Saturday, February 8, 10am-4pm
Lake Eola Park
Grab your leash and your float: Orlando’s Largest Pet Parade is on its way! You’ll parade around Lake Eola in support of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency. There will also be a costume contest, food trucks, a beer garden, adoptable pets, games for pups of all sizes and more.
FREE Admission; Fundraising Required for Parade Participation, $30 Entry Fee for Costume Contest

upbeet + rooted – O R L A N D O
Saturday, February 8, 11am
Infusion Tea
Vegan Pop up market featuring around 30 vendors taking place in College Park.
FREE Admission

Whiskey Cocktails
Saturday, February 8, 3:30-5:00pm
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. Each class is uniquely themed.

Image credit: Bitters & Brass

Virginia Drive Live
Saturday, February 8, 4-8pm
Virginia Drive, Ivanhoe Village
This event hosts numerous vendors, food trucks, and has a smattering of live music throughout the district.
A $5 wristband allows participants to utilize extended happy hours, specials, discounts, and options throughout Virginia Drive.

Intimacy Series
Saturday, February 8 – 22
Empower Yoga and Massage Therapy
Learn from the pros! Yoga & massage therapist, Sondra, & Chiropractor, Dr. Dan, will give you the tools to give an effective massage without injuring or wearing yourself out. Instead you’ll both feel amazing!
$175 for all four classes

9th Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival
Sunday, February 9, 11am-12pm
Corner of Lake Highland Dr and N. Mills Ave
The Dragon Parade, which precedes the Festival, is led by City of Orlando and Orange County officials together with representatives of numerous Asian organizations and starts at 11am at the corner of Lake Highland Dr. and N. Mills Ave. The parade will be followed by fours hours of the Lunar Festival that will take place at 728 N. Thornton Ave., Orlando, FL 32803.  The Lunar New Year Festival will feature Asian entertainment including Dragon dancing, Lion Dancing, cultural dances, martial arts, taiko drummers, arts and crafts and Asian food.
FREE Admission

Corsets and Cuties
Sunday, February 9, 8pm
Stardustlounge Orlando
A lttle song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await at every show!

February 10 – 16

Movie Monday: Pretty Woman
Monday, February 10, 7-9pm
À La Cart Orlando
Come kick off Valentine’s week with a showing of Pretty Woman on the lawn of À La Cart! Five food trucks will be there for plenty of food options, and inside the bar will have a variety of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.
FREE Admission

2 Hour Couple’s Workshop
Tuesday, February 11, 11am
237 Lookout Pl, Maitland
This is an educational couples workshop where couples will be learning relationship skills to enhance their relationship with their partner.

Art Night Out
Wednesday, February 12, 6pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Bring a date or come alone and meet new friends! Each exciting evening features a different theme. Work alongside an art teacher to create your own masterpiece! Class price includes all materials and an adult beverage.

Winter Park Premium Wine Tasting
Wednesday, February 12, 6-8pm
401 N Orlando Ave
Grab your glass, call your friends and travel the world through wine. Join ABC Fine Wine and Spirit’s at this Premium wine tasting and sample over 50 high-end wines and spirits from around the world. With our wide selection you are guaranteed to find a bottle to take home with you, plus enjoy 15% off your purchase the night of the event, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

February 2020 events
Image credit: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Spread The Love
Wednesday, February 12, 6-9pm
World of Beer Downtown
Spread the love by playing Rom-Com Trivia while drinking awesome brews from Brew Bus Brewing and Florida Avenue Brewing Co. Grab a mixed flight and get automatically entered into our raffle to win anything from a Brew Bus Tour for 2, to a Swag Bag provided by the breweries involved.
FREE Admission, food and drink prices vary

Valentine’s Wine Blending Showdown *Orlando Date Night Guide event*
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Join us at Orlando’s Quantum Leap Winery for a Competitive Blending Event designed to educate but also challenge your wine know-how. Attendees will be divided into teams and tasked with replicating Quantum Leap’s legendary Kaley’s blend. Prizes will be awarded for closest match and best blend. Tickets include one glass of wine upon arrival, light bites and wine during blending challenge.

Dinner for Two — Cooking for Valentine’s Day
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30pm
Center for Health & Wellbeing
The Edible Orlando magazine team of Kendra Lott, Katie Farmand and Pam Brandon will demonstrate how to make three easy courses: winter greens with anchovy dressing and breadcrumbs; butter-basted ribeyes with citrus-fennel slaw; and easy chocolate cake with Chantilly cream. All three dishes are guaranteed to impress your Valentine!

Valentine’s Chef Tasting
February 12-14
The Ravenous Pig
Three-course meal available February 12-14 for both lunch at dinner. Dishes include Petit Filet Mignon and Root Vegetable Salad.
$50/person. To reserve call 407-628-2333

Galentine’s Day at OPA
Thursday, February 13, 12pm-11am
Taverna Opa Orlando
Grab your closest female warriors, or you know, just a few friends, and dance the night away at Taverna Opa’s Galentine’s Day celebration on February 13.
FREE Admission, food and drink prices vary

Alive After 5
Thursday, February 13, 5-8pm
Sanford Welcome Center
Alive After 5 (AA5) is Central Florida’s largest recurring monthly street party in Historic Downtown Sanford. 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

Galentine’s Day at Hourglass Brewing
Thursday, February 13, 6-10pm
Hourglass Brewing Longwood
Gather your (gal) pals and call a Lyft, because we’ve Hourglass Brewing is offering $25 all-you-can-drink Beermosas from 6-10pm on February 13th.

Pre-Valentine’s Day Pairing Dinner
Thursday, February 13, 6-9pm
Canvas Restaurant & Market
Taste the love in every bite at our three-course pairing dinner featuring Chef-inspired cocktails crafted with the finest spirits at William Grant & Sons Distillery. $79 per person. Reserve by calling 407-313-7800 or emailing

Galentine’s Day Floral Workshop
Thursday, February 13, 6:30pm
Dockside Lake Nona
Mark your calendars and text your faves for an evening of flowers and friends with Buds Flower Co. Fresh florals, a beautiful vase, instruction and hydration (wine and bubbly) will be provided at this Galentine’s Day workshop.
Your ticket includes access to this exclusive workshop and all materials needed to create your own beautiful floral arrangement.

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, February 13, 6:30pm
Thornton Park District
With over 25 places to stop for a tasty libation along with Art Vendors, Live Music, DJ,s, and all sorts of fun! And YES we love your 4-legged furry friends so bring them with you! Glass pick up is at: Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen – 900 E Washington St.
Pre-sale tickets are $10, Day of is $15

For the Love of Dogs
Thursday, February 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
Leash up your four-legged furry friends and come sample our new doggo’s only patio menu with three signature dog-safe items to choose from. Whether your best-friend chooses the Chicken & Rice, the Fish Scramble, or the poochie favorite—Bangers and Mash, we guarantee your pup will love his or her treat.
FREE Admission

Galentine’s Day Celebration
Thursday, February 13, 7pm
Reyes Mezcaleria
Join Reyes Mezcaleria on Thursday, February 13th to celebrate Galentine’s Day
with your besties! Tickets for this ladies only event will include one welcome cocktail, light bites, loteria (Mexican Bingo), prizes and sweet treats!

Nerd Nite Orlando – February 2020
Thursday, February 13, 7-9pm
Stardust Video & Coffee
Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining and educational presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.

Rollins Winter With the Writers 2020 Season
February 13: Kristen Arnett
February 20: Claudia Rankine
February 27: Joint Reading with the two National Book Award Finalists, Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Ilya Kaminsky
Bush Auditorium
FREE Admission

Jazz For Lovers : Songs from the Great American Song Book
February 13 – 15
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Led by internationally renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker and founded with the support of Jazz at Lincoln Center, our orchestra’s performances give you an opportunity to hear a cross section of jazz—from The Great American Songbook to Miles Davis.

The Good Person of Setzuan
February 14 – 22
Annie Russel Theatre
Bertolt Brecht transformed theatre in the 20th century, and Tony Kushner (Angels in America), one of the most compelling voices in contemporary American theatre, has crafted a treatment of Brecht’s masterwork that’s vitally connected to modern life. Good Person seeks to foment action and change. Brecht and Kushner ask if a truly good person can survive in a harsh and hurtful world.

Art and Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar
Friday, February 14, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
With it being Valentine’s Day, the City of Casselberry is hosting a special Art & Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar with an emphasis on love music and vendors. Also, there will be a dozen food trucks.
FREE Admission

Harbor Nights Romantico
Friday, February 14, 6:30-9pm
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Celebrate the most romantic time of the year with select and sparkling wines expertly paired with decadent gourmet selections from each of the hotel’s renowned on-site restaurants. Ask your special someone to the dance floor, and dance to live music by The I-4 band and more.

February 2020 events
Image credit: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

All You Need Is Love – A Tribute to the Beatles – Valentine’s Dinner & Show
Friday, February 14, 6:30pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Liverpool Live takes you through all years of the Beatles. This is a complete show with 3 costume changes featuring music from the early Beatles, to Sgt. Pepper to Abbey Road. Dinner packages available.
$35 – $85

Valentine’s Masquerade Ball
Friday, February 14, 6-9pm
The Floridabilt
Wear your mask and your finest attire (and come in character) to this Masquerade Ball. This event includes food, music, dancing, drinks — and murder! This Valentines’ Day relationship status doesn’t matter. Come as a couple, meet a mystery person behind a mask, or just have fun with friends.

A Valentine’s Experience Under the Stars
Friday, February 14, 7-10pm
The Alfond Inn
Enjoy cocktails in the Conservatory, followed by 3-course plated dinner on the lawn along with a rose for your love, featuring live entertainment. Guests will also enjoy a champagne toast and a cash bar. Tickets purchased together under the same order number will automatically be seated together at tables for 2.

Get Your Jazz On at The Alfond Inn
Image credit: Alfond Inn

Marc Maron: Hey, There’s More Tour
Friday, February 14, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $33.50

Wicked LOVE – A Burlesque Cabaret
Friday, February 14, 9:30pm
Bombshells Tavern
Enjoy a sensual fun filled evening of Jazz, comedy, burlesque, games, prizes, dancing, sweet treats and tasty cocktails! Every entry fee comes with a free glass of champagne.

Orlando Ballet Presents Cinderella
February 14 – 16
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
With elegant choreography by Victoria Morgan, paired exquisitely with Prokofiev’s haunting score, this acclaimed production breathes new life into a timeless tale of triumphant love.
Tickets start at $24

Love Is In The Air Baby Goat Yoga
Saturday, February 15, 9am
Sawgrass Acres
The baby goats at Sawgrass Acres can’t wait to get some loving attention from our yogis and will give you an unforgettable morning with lasting memories and picture opportunities galore! So, all you need is a mat, water and the love for animals!

February 2020 events
Image credit: Sawgrass Acres

2020 Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello
Saturday, February 15, 12-5pm
Mennello Museum of American Art
This outdoor event located in the museum’s sculpture garden is a family and pet-friendly festival that celebrates community, gathering for the arts, food, and local artists. 2020 Indie-Folk Fest Artist of the Year, Boy Kong! Featuring local and regional art where live music is coupled with craft beer, cocktails, and hyper local vendors, this picnic results in a community-rich event that delivers positive cultural experiences to Central Florida residents and their families of all ages.
FREE Admission

Orlando Wine Festival at ICON Park
Saturday, February 15, 12-8pm
Enjoy over 35 vineyards/wineries, themed photo booth, pet adoption puppy park and more. All paid ticket purchasers receive a voucher for (1) admission to ride the The Wheel attraction at Icon Park.

Sanford Art Walk: Dynamic Duos
Saturday, February 15, 6-9pm
Sanford Welcome Center
A juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center (230 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771), and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford.
FREE Admission

2020 Orlando City Pub Crawl
Saturday, February 15, 6-9pm
Downtown Orlando
Put on your finest purple attire, drink for free, and crawl around the City Beautiful as if it were Gameday.
Tickets start at $32

February 2020 events
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Manatee & Dolphin Encounter Paddle & A Pint
Sunday, February 16, 10am
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Get up close and personal with some of Florida’s most personable wildlife! Join Playalinda Brewing Company and A Day Away Kayak Tours for a Paddle & A Pint taking in some of the most memorable characters in the Indian River Lagoon! Ticket includes a 90-minute kayak tour, followed by a Playalinda beer with your fellow paddlers at Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store.

February 17 – 23

Jeffrey Brown: On the Value of the Arts and Culture in a Global Community
Rollins Winter Park Institute Speaker Series
February 18, 7pm
Tiedtke Concert Hall

Henry IV
February 19 – March 21
Orlando Shakes
When a fierce rival threatens the throne, will the young and reckless Prince Hal rise to the occasion?

Bob Smedley Art Opening
Thursday, February 20, 6-8pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Quantum Leap is thrilled to partner with Bob Smedley, an Orlando native for a fantastic art show featuring his unique technique bringing to life beautiful nature scene in a three-dimensional, collage-like effect on his artwork. This show will surely bring joy to art lovers and nature lovers alike!
FREE Admission

Taste of Baldwin Park
Thursday, February 20, 6-10pm
Downtown Baldwin Park
Taste of Baldwin Park makes an amazing fun night out with friends, date night, girls night happening in beautiful downtown Baldwin Park. All tickets include all-inclusive unlimited food & drink from 35 top vendors plus live music.
General admission: $40

February 20 – 23
Osceola Arts
From the team that brought you Spelling Bee and Hairspray, Encore Performing Arts presents an enticing evening out with CABARET! This Kander & Ebb classic will dazzle, shock and ultimately leave you with a new perspective. The Encore Team is extremely happy to be partnering with Osceola Arts for the first time and to perform in their intimate black box theater.

Image credit: Osceola Arts

2nd Annual Chili Music Festival
Friday, February 21, 5-9pm
Fun Spot America
Head to Fun Spot America for their 2nd Annual Chili Music Festival. This free event is a chili cook off with prizes for top People’s Choice Competition.
FREE Admission, food and drink prices vary

Cabernet & Namaste
Friday, February 21, 6-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Admission includes two glasses of wine and a flow yoga class. All proceeds (after costs and fees) of every ticket will benefit a local Central Florida charity. All levels welcome, 21+ only. Please bring your own mat and water bottle, and any other items you include in your practice! 

Poses & Prosecco Boozy Brunch
Saturday, February 22, 11am-4pm
Drive Shack Lake Nona
Boozy Brunch that includes a complimentary yoga class (just Bring Your Own Mat) from 11 – 11:50 a.m. and chance to win a select piece of Kendra Scott jewelry.Enjoy $20 Bottomless Mimosas with the purchase of BayPlay, Live DJ, Giveaways, and an Epic Brunch.
Food and drink prices vary

3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival
Saturday, February 22, 11am-7:30pm
Sanford Residential Historic District (101 E 10th Street Sanford, FL 32771)
Load up your bikes, bring your chairs and pack a picnic (no alcohol per FL State Law) as we transform the historic district into an artistic gathering space! Spend the day meeting new neighbors and experiencing all that Sanford Porchfest has to offer.
FREE Admission

Image credit: Sanford Porchfest

Pasta Making Class for Adults
Saturday, February 22, 12-2pm
Terralina Crafted Italian
Executive Chef Justin Plank will demonstrate how to make fresh pasta at home with a few simple ingredients. Learn how to make braised short rib and ricotta tortelloni while sipping wine. Then put your skills to the test and create your own to take home.

Central Florida Brewers Guild Festival
Saturday, February 22, 1pm
Ace Cafe Orlando
This locals-only festival will feature specialty, one-off, and rare beers from your favorite Central Florida breweries. Admission will include a sampler cup, beer samples, live music, and hangs with Orlando area brewers. Profits will go toward helping the Central Florida Brewers Guild promote the awesome beer in the Orlando area.

Havana Nights
Saturday, February 22, 2 & 8pm
Orlando Philharmonic
Hailed as a leading interpreter of Classical Spanish Song by NBC Latino and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, star Soprano Camille Zamora and the Mambo Kings present a sultry, passionate, and exciting evening of Latin Music from Spain and the island of Cuba.
Tickets start at $19

Orlando International Jazz Festival 2020
Saturday, February 22, 3pm
Apopka Amphitheater
An evening of incredible music and entertainment at the Apopka Amphitheater featuring artists such as Sheila E., Najee, Four80East, JJ Sansaverino and more.
Tickets start at $35

Field to Feast Dinner
Saturday, February 22, 3-6pm
Long & Scott Farms
The 7th annual Field to Feast dinner will feature locally sourced dishes by Walt Disney World chefs with wine, beer and cocktail pairings by Master Sommelier George Miliotes; live music; farm tours; raffles and more! 100% of event proceeds benefit Second Harvest Kids Cafe.

Edible Orlando Field to Feast Dinner
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Mardi Gras Music Festival
Saturday, February 22, 5-9pm
Lake Concord Park
The concert begins at 6 p.m. with local favorite, Beth McKee, a singer/songwriter/pianist/accordion player and former member of the popular New Orleans country-cajun band Evangeline. The Subdudes, famous for roots rock out of New Orleans, will headline the third annual Mardi Gras Music Festival in Casselberry at Lake Concord Park on Saturday, Feb. 22. The foursome, formed in 1987, blends zydeco music, folk, swamp pop, R&B, blues and country with their harmonic vocals.
FREE Admission

Downtown Food & Wine Fest 2020
February 22 – 23
Lake Eola Park
Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment that includes local and national performers.
Tickets start at $15

Trivia Night at DoveCote Restaurant
Monday, February 24, 6:30-8pm
DoveCote Restaurant
Join DoveCote for a night of drinking, eating, bar games, raffles, and trivia! Attendees can partake in three 30 minute trivia sessions, and each session’s winner will receive a $25 Dovecote gift card.
FREE Admission

February 24 – 29

Mean Girls
February 25 – March 1
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Direct from Broadway, “Mean Girls” is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (“Legally Blonde”) and director Casey Nicholaw (“The Book of Mormon”).
Tickets start at $64.50

$5 Wine Tasting
Thursday, February 27, 6-7:30pm
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (E. Colonial Drive and Lake Nona locations)
Explore our exclusive wines from ABC Fine & Wine Spirits’ Sourced & Certified collection. February’s theme is A Wine Tour of France, where you’ll learn more about French wines and old world viticulture with some delicious French wines.

Upcoming Orlando Events September 2019
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Chef Night with Proper & Wild
Thursday, February 27, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience
Explore the wild world of vegetarian and vegan cooking. Help craft delicious plant-based concoctions, and chat with Chelsie as she delights your palette with her creative fare.

Yes And…Stories!
Thursday, February 27, 7:30pm
SAK Comedy Lab
Hear real-life stories by some of Orlando’s favorite tellers, then watch what happens when SAK’s ensemble cast takes the reigns. Join us for a night of non-stop laughter and unexpected surprises!

Image credit: Orlando Story Club

Central Florida Fair
February 27 – March 8
Central Florida Fairgrounds
The festivities span 2 weeks and features free entertainment including racing pigs, ninja experience, three ring circus, and all of the games and fair food you love.

Rombauer Vineyards Wine Dinner
February 27-29, 7pm
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Lake Mary, Sand Lake
The first TasteMaker Dinner of 2020 celebrates the intimate relationship between food and wine in partnership with Rombauer Vineyards. Family-owned for three generations, Rombauer’s world-class quality and family tradition inspired the chefs to pair 5 of their wines with 5 delectable courses.

October Orlando events
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Get Your Mardi Gras On
Friday, February 28, 6pm
The Alfond Inn
A cajun carnival on the courtyard lawn featuring the Brown Bag Brass Band. The event will feature unlimited select wine, beer, crafted cocktails, chef’s selection of seasonal food stations and more.

Peace, Love & Fringe a Fab Fringe Fundraiser
Friday, February 28, 7-10pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Join Orlando Fringe for the grooviest shindig of the year and help us raise some dough for Peace, Love, & Fringe. Start the night with an outta sight cabaret featuring live performances from your favorite Fringe stars. Then boogie the night away at the party, featuring bites and beverages from local restaurants and a sweet silent auction. Come dressed in your favorite mod look.

Pop-Up Dance Party
Friday, February 28, 8-11pm
Winter Park Farmers Market
Picture the best wedding reception you’ve ever attended — minus the bride and groom. That’s DanceClub 921: A fantastic dance party with your favorite people.

Ben Hur: Opening Night
February 28 – March 15
The Garden Theatre
What happens when an amateur theatre troupe tries to perform the epic story of Ben Hur? As the struggling actors rehearse the grand tale of the fictional Jewish prince and merchant, offstage rivalries and romances interfere with their chariot races and sea battles. Patrick Barlow’s new adaptation of Ben Hur is a light-hearted comedic take on the timeless story.

Unibroue Pairing Dinner
Saturday, February 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Marlow’s Winter Park
Enjoy a 5-course dinner paired with Unibroue Beer. Dishes include Seared Jumbo Scallop, Roast Chicken Roulade and Dark Chocolate Cake.

Comb Jelly Paddle & A Pint
Saturday, February 29, 7pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Join Playalinda Brewing Company and A Day Away Kayak Tours for a Comb Jelly Bioluminescent Paddle & A Pint on the Indian River Lagoon! Ticket includes a 90 minute kayak tour, followed by a Playalinda beer with your fellow paddlers at Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store.

Feature image credit: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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