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30+ Things To Do This Weekend In Orlando February 3 - 5, 2023

Welcome to another jam packed GGO Weekend Guide with an exciting lineup of things to do right here in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.


This weekend's highlights include the kick off weekend of this year's Mardi Gras celebrations at Universal Orlando, and over at SeaWorld Orlando you'll discover the opening weekend of the popular Seven Seas Festival.


Wicked continues at Dr Phillips Center throughout the weekend, and Sunday sees Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Amway Center for the first time!


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Discover the BEST Things to Do in Orlando This Weekend!

Check out our bumper weekend list with something happening for everyone



2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval
Universal Studios Florida
February 4, 2023 through April 16, 2023

Every spring, the fun and excitement of the Big Easy makes its way to Universal Orlando Resort for an authentic celebration that completely transforms Universal Studios Florida into a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans street party.


Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval will run from from February 4, 2023, through April 16, 2023.


The parkwide celebrations will transform Universal Studios Florida into Florida’s biggest party, complete with the return of the parade, the beads, the tribute store, the food, and the big name concerts.


2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval Universal Studios Florida


The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
Happening now through Sunday, February 20, 2023

Eat, drink and be dazzled by creative culinary masterpieces during the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts presented by AT&T.


Celebrate the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts during an art festival that features more than 100 Disney and visiting artists that are showcasing their eye-catching works of art.


Guests of all ages can express their creative side by learning to draw a Disney character at Animation Academy, leaving their own creative mark at Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural and helping Figment learn about art on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase.


Each evening, the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series will feature talented entertainers performing Disney songs live at America Gardens Theatre.


EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date.


The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts


The Disney On Broadway Concert Series
Happening now through Sunday, February 20, 2023

The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is returning for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts presented by AT&T,


This is where you can see some of your favorite Disney Broadway stars perform Disney musical numbers, live at America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.


This weekends performers:


February 3 Patti Murin (Frozen) and Robert Creighton (The Little Mermaid)


February 4 Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)


February 5 Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)


The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date.


The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival
February 3, 2023 through May 7, 2023

Oceans of flavor and fun are waiting at SeaWorld. From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 200 distinct offerings.


Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 refreshing wine and cocktail selections, including more than 75 craft brews.


Add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at our live music shows, and enjoy even more diverse entertainment and surprises at special times like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo.


With so many exquisite flavors to top off exhilarating coasters and extraordinary animal encounters, the Seven Seas Food Festival is a voyage to fill the belly!


Available with valid theme park admission


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Happening now through Sunday, March 5, 2023

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday though March 5, 2023 at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras.


Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through the park.


Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is available with valid theme park admission.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


Elmo's Birthday Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando
Now through Friday, February 3, 2023

Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday daily until February 3, with meet-and-greets, a family-friendly DJ, photo opportunities with your favorite furry friends, and even more surprises in select locations around Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld!


This event is included with your park admission. fun-filled weekend with hands-on activities, character photo opportunities, and more.


This family-friendly celebration is located in Sesame Street Land and is included with park admission.


Elmo's Birthday Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando


Wicked at Dr Phillips Center
Happening now through February 12, 2023

Wicked is happening now at the Walt Disney Theater at Dr Phillips Center through until February 12, 2023.


Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent.


When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “Wicked.”


From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph!


Limited tickets are available now, check out the Dr Phillips Center website for details.


Wicked at Dr Phillips Center


Carrie: The Musical at the Fringe ArtSpace
Now through February 5, 2023

CARRIE The Musical is a thrilling and engaging retelling of Stephen King’s classic novel Carrie. It tells the story of Carrie White, a teenager from a small town in New England, who is relentlessly bullied at school for being different and is harshly controlled at home by her fanatical mother.


It’s gonna be “a night you’ll never forget.” Tickets available here.


Carrie: The Musical at the Fringe ArtSpace


Henry V presented by The Orlando Shakes
Weekly, Wednesday - Sunday until February 5, 2023

The latest Orlando Shakes production, Henry V takes to the stage until February 5, 2023 at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.


In this exciting continuation of the Fire and Reign Series, King Henry IV is dead and Prince Hal, fresh to the throne, attempts to prove himself a worthy ruler by brazenly laying claim to parts of France. When France mocks his claim, he leads the English forces across the Channel. Now this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to unite his country and defeat the French at the Battle of Agincourt – against all odds.


Don’t miss this epic, thrilling, and powerful conclusion to the rise of Henry V – packed with battles, betrayals, comedy, and love!


Henry V presented by The Orlando Shakes


Nunsense A-Men! at The Winter Park Playhouse
Happening now through February 18, 2023

This side-splitting musical comedy performed at The Winter Park Playhouse is the original Off-Broadway musical Nunsense with all the characters portrayed by men!


Think of it as "Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent."


The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters so they put on a variety show to raise funds for the burials.



Suitable for Most Audiences (Age 13 & up)


Nunsense A-Men! at The Winter Park Playhouse


Dave Mason & Justin Hayward at Plaza Live
Friday, February 3, 2023

Don't miss Dave Mason and Justin Hayward LIVE in Orlando!


Dave Mason left Traffic in 1969 to pursue a solo career in the U.S. Dave has penned over 100 songs. Dave, a prolific artist in his own right, has collaborated with an enviable list of the who’s who in the music industry... Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Jim Capaldi, just to name a few.


Justin Hayward is an English musician best known as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the rock band the Moody Blues. Hayward became the group's principal lead guitarist and vocalist over the 1967–1974 period, and the most prolific songwriter and composer of several international hit singles for the band.





Emotional Roller Coaster: Love Letter to Life
Friday, February 3, 2023

In honor of Black History Month, onePULSE Foundation is partnering with the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative and Bethune-Cookman University to present a special performance of the original readers theater piece, “Emotional Rollercoaster: Love Letter to Life,” on Friday, Feb. 3 from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Orlando Repertory Theatre’s Black Box (1001 E. Princeton Street).


The free event will also include a chat-back session with the young performers hosted by Star 94.5 radio host Monica May as well as complimentary authentic African American cuisine.


Emotional Roller Coaster: Love Letter to Life


Heart Skate at Wave Hotel Parking Garage
Friday, February 3, 2023

Lake Nona has partnered with renowned artist Jefrë and the American Heart Association to kick off American Heart Month!


Let’s paint the town red and roll into American Heart Month together with skating, music, food and non-stop fun at Heart Skate, happening in the Wave Hotel Garage on February 3!

AHA Heart Skate will feature a celebrity guest DJ as well as other live entertainment and a cash bar.


To enter the event, you must purchase a ticket.


This event is for 18+, and proof of valid ID is required.


Heart Skate at Wave Hotel Parking Garage


Art After Dark in Lake Nona
Friday, February 3, 2023

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center.


Perfectly nestled between Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen and Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine of Lake Nona, Art After Dark is a perfect evening out for the whole family.


Enjoy a stroll through our Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine.


Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


This three hour event kicks off at 6 PM and is open to the public.




Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Trouble Is... 25th Anniversary Tour with Samantha Fish
Friday, February 3, 2023

Kenny Wayne Shepherd comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!


There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre.


Utter the phrase "young blues rock guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.


Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Trouble Is... 25th Anniversary Tour w/Samantha Fish


Leu Gardens Movie Night: Mr Deeds Goes To Town
Friday, February 3, 2023

Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is not rated, children under 13 years of age require accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting.



Leu Gardens Movie Night

Orlando Pokemon Regional Championship
Friday, February 3 until Sunday, February 5, 2023

The 2022-23 Pokémon Championship series, leading to the Pokémon World Championships in Yokohama, Japan, is currently underway and its next stop in North America is the Orange County Convention Center,


Competitors compete for up to $65,000 in prizes, scholarships and gift cards as well coveted Championship Points for an invitation to the World Championship.


In addition to championship tournaments, there will be Side Events for all ages and skill levels, First Step (learn to play) Retro Pokémon video games, live stream, vendors and a Japanese artist who has created over 500 Pokémon cards!


For more information or to register as a player or spectator, visit www.overload-events.com.


Orlando Pokemon Regional Championship


An Intimate Evening With David Foster & Katharine McPhee at Dr Phillips Center
Friday, February 3, 2023

16-time Grammy Award-winning musician, composer and producer David Foster and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star Katharine McPhee are bringing their viral Instagram show on the road, and will be taking to the stage at Dr Phillips Center, get tickets now.


Coming directly from the living room to the stage, this intimate show with the powerhouse duo will be packed with Foster’s hits from Chicago, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and more, along with McPhee’s biggest songs from American Idol, Smash and Waitress—plus some of their personal favorites!


An Intimate Evening With David Foster & Katharine McPhee at Dr Phillips Center


TobyMac Hits Deep Tour at Amway Center
Friday, February 3, 2023

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour is the unique idea of Christian music icon TobyMac.

The heart behind Hits Deep is to bring music to the people with a diverse lineup of artists who have a hit songs on the radio and also songs, which hit deep into the heart of fans across the country. With a decade of history, Hits Deep has become one of the largest and highly-anticipated annual events in the Christian music genre impacting tens of thousands of people each year.





The R&B Renaissance at The Abbey
Friday, February 3, 2023

R&B is one of the most celebrated and meaningful forms of music of the entire 20th century. In recent years the art form has gone through a transition which has seen it experience a sharp decline in popularity. At the R&B Renaissance some of the most gifted singers from Central Florida will be reigniting the flame while walking us back down memory lane to experience some of the most soul stirring sounds from the genre.


Sit back, relax, and enjoy the R&B Renaissance! Get tickets here.


The R&B Renaissance at The Abbey


Rock Of Ages at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden
Happening now through Sunday, February 26, 2023

ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos, and sporting even bigger hair! This five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more.


The show features an all-star cast, including American Idol Bo Bice, The Voice finalist Omar Cardona, and Broadway star Justin Sargent.



Rock Of Ages at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden


Pirate Fest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Saturdays & Sundays until February 19, 2023

Captain Redbeard returns ashore from his adventures to recruit the best of the best in the latest class of pirates.


His ultimate mission: take over LEGOLAND Theme Park to bury his treasure.


Join the pirate invasion fun with exclusive LEGO characters meet-and-greets, pirate-themed shows, LEGO build activities, and more!


Pirate Fest Weekends is included with Daily Tickets and select Annual Passes.


Pirate Fest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Resort


Free Family Movie Night at Aquatica Beach Nights - SING
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Free family movies are back at Aquatic Water Park this January and February.


The whole family can enjoy fun days and nights at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica Beach Nights.


Saturday, February 4 Movie at 5:45 pm Sing


From thrilling slides like Riptide Race to relaxing waterways like Loggerhead Lane and more, Aquatica has splashy surprises for the whole family.


Aquatica’s pools and waterways are even heated to maintain the perfect temperature throughout your day during “Florida winter.”


After a day of fun in the water stay late for family-friendly movies and games on Orlando’s largest beach!


Bring a blanket or sit on one of our beach chairs and enjoy a different movie every weekend.


Fresh popcorn, delicious food, snacks, hot chocolate, and fountain drinks will be available for purchase at Kura’s Beachside Panini.


Free Family Movie Nights at Aquatica Beach Nights


Mount Dora Arts Festival
Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5, 2023


The 48th annual Mount Dora Arts Festival will be held on the streets of historic downtown Mount Dora, Florida.


Experience more than 250 fine artists lined along the streets to showcase a vast array of incredible talent in this juried event. There will be a kid zone, beer, wine, cocktails, music and festival food to round out the amazing weekend.


The event runs 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday and is FREE to attend.


Mount Dora Arts Festival


Celebrate Lunar Festival at XL Soccer World Lake Nona
Saturday, February 4, 2023

This cultural event boasts many unique features: traditional lion dancing, live music, Tai Chi demonstration, taiko drums, K-pop dance, kids carnival games, live DJ, a traditional gown fashion show featuring Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean attire, tasty Asian food, talented market vendors, kung fu/taekwondo performers… and so much more!



Celebrate Lunar Festival at XL Soccer World Lake Nona


The Brevard Renaissance Fair - Celtic Weekend
Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5, 2023


The Brevard Renaissance Fair returns with the Celtic Weekend!


Fire up the pipes and tune the fiddle, for this weekend belongs to the Celts. Let Cu Dubh and The Jackdaws take you on a musical journey of rebellion and reminiscence, drink a pint or two, and perhaps show off your knees and well turned calves at our “Bonnie Knees Kilt Contest”.


With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Brevard Renaissance Fair invites guests to immerse themselves in a unique experience of history and fantasy!


Brevard Renaissance Fair - Fantasy Weekend


Highly Suspect Presented By WJRR
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Highly Suspect presented by WJRR comes to House of Blues Orlando.



Highly Suspect Presented By WJRR


Nikki Glaser: The Good Girl Tour
Saturday, February 4 , 2023

Nikki Glaser: The Good Girl Tour comes to Hard Rock Live. Tickets on sale now!


Nikki Glaser: The Good Girl Tour


Taco and Margarita Festival Camping World Stadium

Saturday, February 4 , 2023

The Orlando Taco and Margarita Festival comes to Camping World Stadium on Saturday, February 4 with big, bold flavors for all to enjoy.


The're partnering with several popular, local taquerias, restaurants and food trucks to offer innovative taco options and exciting sampling opportunities. Get ready for live music, live wrestling, taco-eating competitions, carnival games and so much more!


Taco and Margarita Festival Camping World Stadium


Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at Amway Center
Sunday, February 5, 2023

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the United States spanning from February 1 in Tampa, FL through an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey before heading to Europe.


The shows mark Springsteen and The E Street Band's first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016. Springsteen and The E Street Band make their debut performance at Orlando's Amway Center on Sunday, February 5, 2023.


Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at Amway Center


Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Saturday, February 4 , 2023

Every weekend there are some awesome farmers markets happening throughout the area,


Winter Garden Farmers Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


Winter Park Farmer's Market

The Saturday Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park.


Lake Mary Farmer's Market

The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9am-1:30pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


City of Longwood Farmer's Market

Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmer's Market at Reiter Park from 9 am to 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.



Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Sunday, February 5, 2023

Every weekend there are some awesome farmers markets happening throughout the area,


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Celebration Farmers Market

Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m


East Orlando Farmer's Market

The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market

Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Central Florida Farmers Markets


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