Top Orlando Events for 2020: Concerts, Festivals, Plays and more!

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Welcome to 2020! If you and your boo are in need of date night inspiration, look no further! Our list of top Orlando events for 2020 is full of concerts, food and wine events, plays, cooking classes and more to fill up your date night calendar. This list will be continuously updated as more events are announced, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for more ideas. 

JANUARY

Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild
November 20 – January 12
Central Florida Zoo
This limited engagement cultural event will dazzle guests with over 30 larger-than-life sculptural LED lantern displays featuring plants, animals, and traditional Asian elements, including a nearly 200-foot-long dragon.
$18.50

Swan Lake
Tuesday, January 7, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

Epcot International Festival of the Arts
January 17 – February 24
Epcot
Included with theme park admission


Adults-Only Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon
Saturday, January 18, 8-11:30pm
Orlando Science Center
$16

Disney’s Aladdin
January 22 – February 9
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $31

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Aladdin The Musical | Image credit: Dr. Phillips Center

The Hullabaloo in Thornton Park
Saturday, January 25, 2-10pm
Lake Eola Park
$10-15

2020 NFL Pro Bowl
Sunday, January 26, 3pm
Camping World Stadium
Tickets start at $35

Jason Aldean: We Back Tour 2020
Friday, January 31, 7:30pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $51.75

Here is our full list of January events!

FEBRUARY

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
February 1 – April 2
Universal Studios Florida
Included with Universal Studios admission and Annual Passes

Credit: Universal Orlando

SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival
February 7 – May 3
SeaWorld Orlando
Entry included with regular theme park admission

30th Annual WineFest
February 7 – 9
Lakeridge Winery
$10

Romeo y Julieta
February 7-9
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$45

Orlando Ballet presents Cinderella
Febraury 14-16
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $24

Indie Folkfest 2020
Saturday, February 15, 12-5pm
Mennello Museum of American Art
FREE

Orlando Wine Festival
Saturday February 15, 12-8pm
ICON Park
$20-75

Image credit: ICON Park

Orlando Reggae Wine Food & Music Festival
Sunday, February 16, 1-8pm
Bill Frederick Park
$20

Taste of Baldwin Park
Thursday, February 20, 5:30-9:30pm
Downtown Baldwin Park
Ticket start at $40

IL Volo: The Best of 10 Years
Thursday, February 20,8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $25

Image credit: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival
Saturday, February 22, 11am-7:30pm
Sanford Residential Historic District
FREE Admission

Field to Feast Dinner
Saturday, February 22, 3-6pm
Long & Scott Farms
$175

12th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest
February 22-23
Lake Eola Park
$15-20 general admission

Mean Girls
February 25 – March 1
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets on sale January 17

Florida Strawberry Festival
February 27 – March 8
Plant City, Florida
General admission tickets start at $8

Florida Strawberry Festival | Photo by editor Stephanie Patterson

Whiskey Business 2020
Friday, February 28, 7-10pm
Cheyenne Saloon
Tickets start at $20

2020 UpTown Art Expo
February 28 – March 1
Cranes Roost Park
FREE Admission

Orlando City Soccer Season Opener: Orlando City SC vs. Real Salt Lake
Saturday, February 29, 6pm
Exploria Stadium
Tickets start at $16

Orlando Love Wins! Kirtan Concert with David Newman & Friends
Saturday, February 29, 7:30-9:30pm
Timucua Arts Foundation
$30-40

MARCH

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
March 4 – June 1
Epcot
Included with theme park admission

Gladys Knight
Wednesday, March 4, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $39.50

6th Annual It’s Just Yoga Health & Fitness Festival
Sunday, March 8, 10am-4pm
Lake Eola Park
Donation based

Image credit: It’s Just Yoga Health & Fitness Festival

Marc Anthony: Opus Tour 2020
Sunday, March 8, 7pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $61

Taste of Winter Park
Wednesday, March 11, 5-8pm
Winter Park Farmer’s Market
$50-65

Kenny G
Wednesday, March 11, 7:30pm
The Plaza LIVE
Tickets start at $69.50

Josh Groban
Wednesday, March 11, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $85

PechaKucha Night Orlando v28
Saturday, March 14, 6 & 9pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Shen Yun 2020 POSTPONED
March 18-22
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $80

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Image credit: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival CANCELLED
March 20 – 22
Central Park, Winter Park
FREE Admission

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL: 20 Year Celebration POSTPONED
Thursday, March 26, 6pm
House of Blues Orlando
$35

United We Brunch 2020 POSTPONED
Saturday, March 28, 12-3pm
Location Revealed Soon
Tickets start at $20

Beard in Baldwin Food and Wine Festival POSTPONED
Saturday, March 28, 7-10pm
Downtown Baldwin Park
$110

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Image credit: Beard in Baldwin Food and Wine Festival

Miss Saigon CANCELLED
March 31 – April 5
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets on sale January 24

APRIL

Spring Fiesta in the Park CANCELLED
April 4 – 5
Lake Eola Park
FREE admission

Mandy Moore POSTPONED
Wednesday, April 8, 8pm
Bob Carr Theater
Tickets start at $39.50

2020 Florida Film Festival POSTPONED
April 17 – 26
Enzian Theater
Individual tickets will be on sale starting March 25, 2020

10th Annual Science of Wine benefiting the Orlando Science Center
Saturday, April 25, 7-10pm
Orlando Science Center
Tickets on sale soon

Niall Horan: Nice To Meet Ya Tour
Saturday, April 25, 7pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $36.50

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky’s 5th POSTPONED
Saturday, April 25, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $25

A Bronx Tale CANCELLED
April 28 – May 3
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets on sale March 13

MAY

Orlando Ballet Presents Mowgli – The Jungle Book
May 8-10
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $24

Lauren Daigle
Friday, May 8, 7:30pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $26.50

Prince Royce – ALTER EGO Tour CANCELLED
Sunday, May 10, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $51

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival CANCELLED
May 12 – 25
Orlando Loch Haven Park
Prices vary

Image credit: Orlando Fringe

4th Annual Festival of the Sea – Seafood Festival
Saturday, May 16, 11am-7pm
Orlando Festival Park
An amazing outdoor experience with multiple seafood vendors serving all of your favorites, but you will also have an opportunity to enjoy our a full beer & wine garden and our Arts & Crafts vendors.
Tickets on sale soon

Beer ‘Merica Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 16, 3pm
Gaston Edwards Park
$20-40

Image credit: Beer ‘Merica Craft Beer Festival

Miles & More
May 21–23
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$49.50

My Fair Lady
May 26 – 31
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets on sale April 24

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Thursday, May 28, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $146

JUNE

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

MegaCon Orlando
June 4 – 7
Orange County Convention Center
Tickets start at $25

Image credit: Megacon Orlando

4th Annual Cocoa Beach Uncorked
June 6 – 7
Alan Shepard Park
Tickets start at $65

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Image credit: Cocoa Beach Uncorked

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
June 11 – 14
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Tame Impala
Friday, June 12, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $49.75

JULY

43rd Annual Fireworks at the Fountain
Saturday, July 4
Lake Eola Park
Free

Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Thursday, July 9, 4:30pm
Camping World Stadium
Tickets start at $79.50

Con of Thrones 2020
July 17 – 19
Orange County Convention Center
$49-349

Orlando Water Lantern Festival
Saturday, July 18, 5-10pm
Orlando Watersports Complex
$35-55

AUGUST

Harry Styles: Love On Tour
Friday, August 7, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $36.50

Eugene Snowden
Monday, August 10, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$20

SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival
Weekends August 14 – September 20
SeaWorld Orlando
Entry included with regular theme park admission

26th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp
August 15 – 16
Lakeridge Winery
$10

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Exact dates TBA
Various participating Orlando restaurants
$35 three-course menus

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Exact dates TBA
Epcot
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

SEPTEMBER

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
September 10 – November 1
Universal Studios
Separate ticketed event; not included with theme park admission

2020 Wine & Cheese Festival
September 12 – 13
Lakeridge Winery
$10

Food & Wine Weekends
Weekends only, exact dates TBA
Waldorf Astoria Orlando/Hilton Bonnet Creek
Tasting dinners, cocktail classes, spa specials, Bar du Chocolat + luxury motor coach transportation to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Experiences priced individually

Rebel Rock Festival
September 18 – 19
Central Florida Fairgrounds and Exposition Park
$100

Alicia Keys, The World Tour
Saturday, September 19, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $69.50, VIP packages available

Camila Cabello: The Romance Tour
Friday, September 25, 7pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $29

Donut Fest Orlando
Sunday, September 27, 1-5pm
Location TBD
$10-25

Image credit: Donut Fest Orlando

OCTOBER

Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour
Thursday, October 1, 7pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $36.50

Come Out With Pride 2020
Saturday, October 10
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Orlando Come Out With Pride 2017
Photo by Arlene Laboy

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest 2020
Dates TBA
Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café
FREE Admission, VIP tickets available

Immerse 2020
October 16-17
Downtown Orlando
FREE Admission

14th annual Central Florida Veg Fest
Saturday, October 26, 10am-6pm
Orlando Festival Park
FREE Admission

NOVEMBER

11th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off
Saturday, November 7, 12-6pm
Orlando Festival Park
Tickets on sale soon

Art, Craft and Wine Festival
November 21 – 22
Cranes Roost Park
FREE Admission

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
November 6 – 7
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Tickets start at $155

Festivals in Orlando this Fall - WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Image credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

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

DECEMBER

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

Sweet & Savory 2020
Thursday, December 3, 7-10pm
Location Revealed Soon
$20

Jimmy Buffet
Saturday, December 5
Amway Center
Tickets on sale soon

Wine & Chocolate 2020
December 11 – 13
Lakeridge Winery
$10

Feature image credit: Beard In Baldwin Food and Wine Festival


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