Best of February: 40+ Upcoming Orlando Events for Date Night

The month of love is upon us and Orlando does not disappoint when it comes to fun things to do with your sweetheart in February! Peruse our curated list of romantic Orlando events below and check back as we update this listing throughout the month. 

February 1 – 7

A Class Act
Garden Theatre
January 27 – February 7
Garden Theatre's production of A Class Act will feature live music as a cast of eight actors and musicians tell the story of Ed Kleban's life.
$25 – $40

Rom-Com Trivia at Crooked Can
Tuesday, February 2, 7:30pm
Crooked Can Brewing Company
Trivia is back! Bring your loved one, or test your knowledge on how to get a loved one during this special rom-com trivia night. Food and beer available for purchase.
FREE Admission

My Lord, What a Night
Available February 3 – 14
*VIRTUAL Video on Demand from Orlando Shakes
This insightful new play sheds light on the true story of the unlikely friendship between Albert Einstein and Marian Anderson. Risking scandal and controversy, iconic historical figures—with distinct approaches to facing inequality—grapple with overcoming injustice during a turbulent time in our nation’s history.

Seven Seas Food Festival
Weekends in through May
Sea World
After a year of limits on international travel, guests can plan a safe, limited-capacity visit to the park where they can roam the expansive open-air grounds and embark on an international flavor journey inspired by the tastes and smells of the Caribbean, Italy, Brazil, Asia and beyond.
Included in Admission – Food prices

OMA 1st Thursdays: Onija
Thursday, February 4, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
In partnership with Black Theatre Girl Magic. Participating artists have submitted works exemplifying the fighting spirit of West African inheritance in Black people in America and the Diaspora. Peruse the featured art show and enjoy after-hours museum access, plus BBQ with a Latin twist by Maya Rosa food truck, music, beer, wine, and beverages in the outdoor bar. Masks are required at all times when indoors.

The Skies Over Africa
Friday, February 5, 7-8pm
*VIRTUAL event hosted by James C. Albury (director of the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College) and Emil Buehler Planetarium director Derek Demeter
Tune in from home for an evening of stargazing on a virtual tour of the night sky from various regions of the 2nd largest content on Earth; Africa! The duo will share African sky lore and mythology, as well as discuss past and present contributions of native African and African-American culture to the field of Astronomy. Presented on ZOOM, registration required.

MICHELINA Presents: BEYOND THE BODY – An Improv Dance Experience
February 5 and 6, 8pm (doors at 7pm)
HÄOS on Church
Created by artist/dancer Michelina, Beyond the Body is evening of improvisational movement accompanied by a soundtrack chosen by YOU, the audience. The experience is one of a kind as it depends on the people in the room, the songs chosen at random, and the perception of the moment by both the dancer and the viewer.

Leu Gardens Movie Night: The Burbs
Friday, February 5, 7:30pm
Leu Gardens
Enjoy a showing of The Burbs with your favorite date. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. Tickets will be on sale Monday, February 1 via Eventbrite.

Uncasked Concert
Saturday, February 6, 2:30pm
Bok Tower Gardens
Enjoy a special flight of three craft beers from Grove Roots Brewery while enjoying a musical journey through sips and songs with Geert D’hollander.

Down the Rabbit Hole
February 6 – March 13
Mead Botanical Garden
Circus arts, dance, music, comedy and theater come together to put you right in the middle of this beloved story. Presented by Creative City Project
$22 and up

Events in Orlando February 2021 - Down the Rabbit Hole at Mead Botanical Garden
Image credit: Creative City Project

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Night
Saturday, February 6, 7:30pm
Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center
Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie’s solo career, the film also chronicles the band’s reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.

Spring Bloom Brunch in a Bag
February 7 and February 27, available from 9-10am
Bok Tower Gardens
Enjoy a special brunch menu and mimosas ($6 additional) from the Blue Palmetto Cafe. Each brunch order is packaged to go and can be enjoyed anywhere in the gardens. February menu: Loaded Quiche served with fresh greens and vinaigrette, Bok Breakfast Bowl and a Belgian Liege Waffle with blueberry compote and maple syrup.
$15 (plus gardens admission)

Sunday Brunch at Frontyard Festival – Opera Orlando In Concert: Broadway Meets Opera
Sunday, February 7, 12pm (show at 1pm)
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Part of the Frontyard Festival—six months of socially distant, live entertainment and unique experiences. Enjoy live music featuring Grammy Award-winning baritone Gabriel Preisser, the Opera Orlando chorus and other special guests. Brunch and bottomless drinks available for purchase and delivered to your socially distanced box.

February 8 – 14

Lovers and Friends Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner
Wednesday, February 10, 7-9:30pm
Bulla Winter Park
One of a kind wine pairing event for food lovers in a socially distanced environment. Enjoy a private five-course wine dinner, which will immerse you in Spanish cuisine prepared by Bulla's Executive Chef while tasting a special selection of wines from Marqués de Vargas.

Virtual Valentine's Day Cocktail Making Class
*VIRTUAL event hosted by ABC Fine Wine & Sprits
Wednesday, February 10, 6:30pm
Join Account Manager and Mixologist expert Alex Brick as he creates 2 cocktails for Valentine’s Day. Grab your boo, pal or solo cup, because these cocktails are one you’ll love! Hosted on Facebook live.

Thornton Park District 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, February 11, 6:30pm
Thornton Park District
Enjoy a night of art and adult libations in the Thornton Park District. The cost of admission grants you a wristband glass and a map of all the participating drink locations.

Virtual Valentine's Day Wine Pairing Class
*VIRTUAL event hosted by ABC Fine Wine & Sprits
Thursday, February 11, 6:30pm
Join wine experts Dan Eddy and Nathan Dale as they discuss the perfect wine to sip this Valentine’s Day. Grab your boo, pal or wine glass and sip along!

Orlando Ballet presents Moulin Rouge® The Ballet
February 11 – 14
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Get up close and personal with the bohemian world of Paris in its heyday and the spiritual birthplace of the Cancan as Moulin Rouge® The Ballet transports audiences to the most famous cabaret in history. Get more details here.
Tickets start at $24

Orlando Ballet presents Moulin Rouge
Image credit: Orlando Ballet

Handmade Happy Hour: Hand-Embellished Photos 
Friday, February 12, 6pm
Cottage at Lake Lily
Maitland Art Center's Handmade Happy Hour is back! Learn to embellish your personal photographs or cards with simple, embroidered stitching. After learning some basic techniques, you will be free to get creative and have fun.
$20 individual ticket; $35/couple; $60 for a group of four

Live at Timucua: Ben Rosenblum Trio
Friday, February 12, multiple times
In-person shows at 7 and 8:30pm; virtual live stream tickets also available
Timucua Arts Foundation
Award-winning New York City jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum and his trio will perform an intimate concert at the Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando, part of a seven stop Southeast tour through Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.
$25 in-person tickets; $5 live stream

Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours in Downtown Winter Garden
February 12 – 14, 6-10pm
Tours depart at Downtown Pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave.
SOUL Haven Ranch is offering private horse drawn carriage rides in a Cinderella coach throughout Valentine’s Day weekend in Winter Garden. Cuddle up as you take in Winter Garden’s charming twinkling lights and sights all along Plant Street on the 20-minute tour.
$95 per tour (accommodates up to 4 adults)

SubRosa Dining Experience Couples' Senses Series: Touch
February 12 – 14, multiple times
Secret location revealed 24 hours before
In honor of Valentine's Day, SubRosa Dining Experience will debut a new Sensory series which highlights one or more senses during the Dining Experience. Explore the sensory world of touch. This experience will include a hands-on activity that each couple will complete together while going on a colorful food journey. Vegetarian meal option available upon request.

SubRosa Pop-Up Dining Experience
SubRosa Dining Experience | Image credit: The Orlando Duo

Aromatherapy and Botanical Perfume and Cologne Making Workshop
Saturday, February 13, 2021, 9:30 am
Leu Gardens
Fun and interactive Aromatherapy DIY workshop where you will make your very own custom perfume or cologne using 100% pure essential oils and botanical flowers.

Galentine's Day Brunch
Saturday, February 13, 10am
The Welcome House
Who is ready for some Gal Pal Hangs!? The Dinner Party Project is excited to offer an opportunity to do just that….safely with a gathering outside at The Welcome House.

Love Notes: A Wine ‘n Music Social
Saturday, February 13, 12pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
Outdoor event featuring wine, beer, live music and food vendors. 

Pours at the Preserve
Saturday, February 13, 5:30-8:30pm
Oakland Nature Preserve
Walk Oakland Nature Preserve's upland trails in the evening, sipping wine or tasting beer, enjoying the sunset through the trees and the stars in the night sky, listening to the sounds of nature. The half-mile trail will be lighted for you with luminaries. Enjoy refreshments at the five tables stationed along the paths.

Bubbles From Around the World
Saturday, February 13, 5:30pm
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden
Fun, beautiful, informative and empowering, Kcuvée is a new kind of wine school: a first-person sensorium that will take your palate to the next level. During this course, discover the main producing sparkling wine regions of the world and new trends of the industry. Learn the differences between Prosecco, Cava and Champagne and join KCuvée instructors to taste their favorites.
$200; $49 multi-course meal add-on from Chef Kevin Fonzo available

Corsets & Cuties Burlesque Cabaret
Saturday, February 13, 7pm and 9:30pm
HÄOS on Church
Join Corsets and Cuties for a Valentine's burlesque cabaret at this all new eatery and performance venue in downtown Orlando. For a complete date night, purchase your tickets for the show in advance and make dinner reservations separately for HÄOS (on Yelp or Opentable). 10% off food check with proof of ticket stub.
$15; menu prices vary

Orlando events - Corsets and Cuties Burlesque Cabaret
Image credit: Corsets & Cuties

Valentine's Day Learn to Curl with the Orlando Curling Club
Sunday, February 14, 4:30pm
The Ice Factory of Central Florida
Try an Olympic Sport with your Sweetheart! Visit the Orlando Curling Club on Valentine’s Day for a Valentine's Learn to Curl event. You'll learn about the game and then test your skills on the ice. Make some memories, have some laughs and maybe even fall in love with this timeless game. The club has been following strict Covid-19 guidelines for the safety of its member and guests. All equipment is included, just wear warm loose-fitting closes and tennis shoes. Spaces are limited.

Image credit: Orlando Curling Club

Springs Blooms and Tunes with Steamin Jazz
Sunday, February 14, 6pm
Bok Tower Gardens
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special outdoor concert on the Oval Lawn featuring the incredible music of Steamin Jazz.

Disney Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast
Sunday, February 14, 6pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – part of the ongoing Frontyard Festival series
A dash of magic comes to downtown Orlando nearly every Sunday evening through May, as Dr. Phillips Center presents Disney Movie Night—classic stories direct from the Walt Disney Company’s vast film library.
$5 – $10

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Classic Movies at Garden Theatre: Casablanca
Sunday, February 14, 6:30pm
Winter Garden Theater
Watch your favorite classics on the big screen as part of Garden Theatre's ongoing Classic Movie series.

Kiss Me, Shakespeare! A Valentine’s Cabaret
February 12 – 14 (February 14 showtimes still available, all other shows sold out)
Darden Courtyard – Orlando Shakes
This performance, showcasing Master of Fine Arts interns from UCF, features the most romantic scenes from Shakespeare’s works alongside popular Broadway love songs, making for the perfect date night with your special someone this Valentine’s Day weekend.
$30/couple for a two-person table

Darden Courtyard outdoor tented performance space at Orlando Shakes
Darden Courtyard | Image credit: Orlando Shakes

Valentine's Movie Night at Leu Gardens: When Harry Met Sally
Sunday, February 14, 7:30pm
Leu Gardens
Enjoy a showing of When Harry Met Sally with your favorite date. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. Tickets on sale February 8 via Eventbrite.

February 15 – 21

Couple's Cooking: A Night in Seoul
Monday, February 15, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School – Dr. Phillips
This is a hands-on cooking class. Practice makes perfect, so roll up those sleeves! Master new skills as you work side by side with our chefs to create an amazing meal. Menu includes Steamed Korean Dumplings, Oi Muchim (Korean Cucumber Salad), Spicy Bulgogi (Korean Beef BBQ with light vegetables) with BiBimBap (Korean Mixed Rice with Asstd. Vegetables & Meat) and Hotteok (Korean Dessert Pancake with Walnut Syrup Filling).

February 17 – March 21, multiple showtimes
Darden Courtyard – Orlando Shakes
This critically-acclaimed, off-Broadway musical combines cabaret, theater, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. The 1930s luminary pushed the boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality, while living an extraordinary life as her most authentic self. Josephine is a brilliant, one-woman tour de force that celebrates Josephine’s life journey, while highlighting her most famous acts, from songs like “Blue Skies” and “La Vie en Rose,” to the dance routine that established her stardom, the danse sauvage, also known as the banana dance.
$90/couple for a two-person table

Outdoor shows in Orlando - Josephine at Orlando Shakes
Josephine | Image via Orlando Shakes

France Discovered
Thursday, February 18, 5:30pm
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden
Kcuvée is a new kind of wine school: a first-person sensorium that will take your palate to the next level. Discover what has made France the ultimate wine country, unveil the mystery behind French wine labels and become a connoisseur. Note: it is recommended that you complete Kcuvée's Introductory Wine Course before attending this class.

Opera on the Town: Ivan Lynch
February 19 and February 21
Orlando Museum of Art
Based on Tolstoy's masterpiece novella of the same name, Death of Ivan Ilych is a one-act chamber opera composed by John Young with a libretto by Alan Olejniczak.

Downtown Clermont Wine Stroll
Saturday, February 20, 6-9pm
Corelli's Pantry
Come to Corelli's Pantry in downtown Clermont for a $20 Wine Stroll. Stroll to participating businesses for a little shopping and sampling of 20+ wines, plus live music entertainment.

Flavors of Winter Park Foodie Walking Tour
Saturday, February 20, 12pm
Tours depart from Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
Two and a half hour walking tour of Winter Park’s famous Park Avenue with local historical commentary and food samples at eight local venues.

French Baking Workshop
Sunday, February 21, 10am
Publix Aprons Cooking School – Dr. Phillips
Learn how to make a few of the most quintessential French pastries and see just what all the fuss is all about.

Classic Albums Live: Led Zepplin II
Saturday, February 20, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Enjoy a Led Zeppelin tribute show. 

February 22 – 28

Wekiva Paint Out
February 22 – 28
Wekiva Island
Guests get a chance to watch the artists work daily from Monday, February 22, to Saturday, February 27, throughout the state park and around Wekiva Island.

Kitchen Fundamentals Cooking Class: Pasta, Risotto, & Gnocchi
Wednesday, February 24, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School – Dr. Phillips
Learn how to make basic pasta dough, pappardelle with leeks & pancetta, 4-cheese ravioli with wild mushroom rags, shrimp scampi risotto with asiago, and gnocchi with browned butter, sage & pecorino in this hands-on cooking class.

En La Mesa 
Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm
Reyes Mezcaleria
The ticket includes a welcome cocktail and a six-course menu, which, may we say, would make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift (hint hint).

A Taste of the Bahamas
Thursday, February 25 at 6:30pm
The Edison
A multi-course tasting dinner at The Edison during an intimate evening of creative dishes and craft cocktails as we welcome new Executive Chef Deaundra “Dee” Rolle.

Curated Experiences at Grande Lakes Orlando
February 26 – 28
Grande Lakes Orlando
In one perfectly planned weekend, guests at Grande Lakes Orlando can enjoy the ultimate mix of relaxation and inspiration, along with one-on-one time with expert chefs, winemakers, jewelers and more. A wine paring dinner and mini concert with Joey Fatone, caviar brunch at Knife & Spoon, and a special Wheels, Watches, Whiskey and Wine reception are just a few of the included experiences. Guests can also choose four additional Curated Experiences, including cooking demonstrations, falconry school, mixology, fly fishing and more.
$750 (accommodations additional)

New date night ideas in orlando 2021
Image credit: Grande Lakes Orlando

4th Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival
Saturday, February 27, 11am-7:45pm
Festival kicks off at 709 Magnolia Avenue (Sanford)
50 bands will be performing across 12 porches throughout Historic Downtown Sanford at this annual community music festival. Food vendors will be in attendance, and there will also be an art auction. Event is family, pet, bicycle and walking friendly.
FREE Admission

A Taste of the Swan and Dolphin
Saturday, February 27, 5:30pm
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Feast your way through 10 food stations and sip from 22 beverage stations from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants. This all-inclusive dining event will feature live entertainment and unlimited food and beverage tastings, including dessert selections from the hotel’s world champion pastry chef, Laurent Branlard. Safety protocols will be in place including reserved tables for each party. Tickets are limited.
$110 for event only tickets; room packages including two tickets available from $359

Image credit: Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

Kids Night at the Museum
Saturday, February 27, 6-10pm
Orlando Science Center
Enjoy a stress and child-free evening on the town while children have an entertaining experience of their own exploring the wonders of everything the Science Center has to offer. Throughout the night, children will explore exhibits, experience enhanced science programming, and enjoy dinner* and a film. They will also participate in hands-on activities, and see an interactive live science show.
$75 for first child, $40 per additional sibling

Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Vegan Food & Wine Festival
Sunday, February 28, 11am
Apopka Ampitheater
An all VEGAN Event with 30 vendors including food, crafts, gifts, and full of surprises.


Goat Yoga at Alaska Farms Orlando
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am and 11:15am
Alaska Farms – 9650 Berry Dease Rd, Orlando, FL
Goat yoga allows you to harmonize with nature and creates a sense of peace and relaxation. Goats are curious and love interacting with people, they will hop onto you to make sure your experience is not one to forget! Class includes 30-35 minutes of goat yoga, feeding and photoshoot time and a chance to play with the goats once yoga is done. You'll also be able to meet the Orange County Sheriff's Department horses and take a tour of the barns. This local and family owned farm is home to cows, goats, donkeys, horses, emus, alpacas, and more!

Image credit: Alaska Farms

Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays through February, noon-4pm
Lakeridge Winery
Come out and enjoy the expansive vineyard green, including delicious food, live entertainment, food trucks, and of course your favorite Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar.
FREE Admission

Dueling Piano Dinner Show
Sunday nights in February
Tin Roof Orlando
Enjoy a high energy, all-request Dueling Pianos show every Sunday night in the Green Room.
Menu prices vary; reservation required

Brunch Remix
Sundays in January
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Enjoy a beachside brunch with live music each week. 
Menu prices vary

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sundays, February 7, 21, and 28
The Boheme
Join us every Sunday at The Boheme for some of the best brunch and live jazz in downtown Orlando.

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