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Orlando Weekend Guide: Events & Things To Do Feb. 16 - 18, 2024

Updated: Feb 15

There's always a ton of things to do in Orlando, and every weekend we bring you the best events and things to do throughout Central Florida, check out the list and have fun deciding what to do this weekend!


The Best Events & Things To Do in Orlando in January

The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!

The weekend brings a never-ending list of events and things to do throughout Central Florida, and that's where we come in! Every weekend we select the best events and things to do, including concerts, comedy shows, weekly farmers markets, outdoor movie nights, arts festivals, theme park events, car shows, and more. You can trust Gotta Go Orlando to bring you the best and most-up-to-date events in Orlando.


And with so much happening, you just have to decide what to do, and whatever you decide to do this weekend in Orlando, have a great time, and remember to to keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida by signing up for the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Events and Things To Do in Orlando Feb. 16 - 18, 2024


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2024



Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Select Dates, February 2 - May 19

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, cocktails, and craft brews. Plus, add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at live music shows! every weekend.


Sesame Street Land's 5th Birthday
January 27 - April 28

Sesame Street Land is turning 5 and Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is all decked out with colorful birthday décor. Enjoy fun birthday events including the ALL-NEW Sesame Street Birthday Parade, Birthday Storytime, Birthday-themed crafts and festive Birthday photo ops with everyone’s favorite furry friends, and special visiting Sesame Street friends.


2024 Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval!
February 3 - April 7

It's the beads and fun of Mardi Gras and beyond at Universal Orlando Resort! Enjoy Universal Mardi Gras, an awesome party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Catch the spectacular parade, beads by the handful, live concerts on select nights, and amazing international cuisine along with sizzling New Orleans favorites


All Shook Up
February 16 - March 10

The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”



Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa
Friday - Sunday, January 13 - March 3

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music and catch some festival beads (after each parade). Feast like kings and queens on New classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay. 



Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur
February 7 - March 3

Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here.


Capone’s Valentine's Dinner Show
February 1 - 29

Celebrate Valentine’s with a fun, loving group of mobsters and dames at Capone’s Dinner & Show for a Valentine’s Day dinner, speakeasy and cabaret experience, with special tables for two available on Valentine’s Day and throughout the month. A four-course meal and alcohol are included in your ticket price, and you can even join the show with special proposal packages or wedding anniversary announcements throughout the evening.


Real Music Series at Busch Gardens Tampa
Tuesday - Sunday, January 9 - February 25

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s longest running concert series brings nostalgic acts to Stanleyville Theater, including world-class tributes and musical performances from the greatest musical eras.


Mardi Gras at SeaWorld Orlando
February 8 - 18

Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music, Mardi Gras style at SeaWorld Orlando as part of the Seven Seas Food Festival.


Epcot International Festival of The Arts

EPCOT International Festival of The Arts
January 12 - February 19

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World is a welcome start to the new year, featuring more than 100 Disney and visiting artists who showcase their eye-catching works of art. Plus, guests can express their creative side by learning to draw a Disney character at Animation Academy, leave their mark at Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural and help Figment learn about art on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase. Plus, Food Studios serve up art-inspired menus, then each evening, the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series features talented entertainers performing Disney songs live.


LEGO NINJAGO Weekends
Saturdays and Sundays, January 20 – February 19.

Calling all Ninjas! Join the Elemental Masters at LEGOLAND Florida to build, train, and enhance your Ninja skills. Release your inner ninja watching interactive shows like School of Spinjitzu, Dragon’s Drumbeat, Ninja’s Unite Celebration, and MORE! Enjoy exclusive meet and greets with your favorite ninjas including: ALL-NEW Sora & Arin, and returning ninjas Kai, Lloyd, and Nya.



Florida State Fair
February 8 - 19

The Florida State Fair takes place at the Florida Sate Fairgeounds in Tampa, and boasts the largest Midway in the USA, plus shopping, food, livestock, non stop entertainment, and so much more, including racing pigs.


Osceola County Fair 2024
February 9 - 18

The Osceola County Fair is back February 9-18, 2024 at Osceola Heritage Park!

Celebrating its 80th year, Osceola County’s largest event will feature amusement rides, games, exciting exhibits, livestock shows, scrumptious fair food, and a demolition derby.

Tell your friends, tell your family, it’s the 80th Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park!


The Winter Park Playhouse presents Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Thursday - Sunday, January 19 - February 17

The Winter Park Playhouse presents Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. This nostalgic musical comedy celebrates the timeless songwriting magic of the legendary Neil Sedaka!  Set in a Catskills resort in 1960 this humorous and heartwarming musical follows two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend.


The F. Marrykill Affair: A Romantic Cocktail Party
February 14 - 19

Live at The Abbey, The next interactive, immersive, and intoxicating installment from New Generation Theatrical, creators of Gothic Manor and Gothic Tavern: The F. Marrykill Affair.


Quickies: Short Plays of Love by Tracey Jane
February 14 - 18

Since February is supposedly the month of love or whatever, we decided to do something a little different for the Ren (meaning, no nudity, no adult material, just a nice wholesome night out). Orlando writer Tracey Jane wrote eight fun, quick, and flirty skits about love. So grab a date and do something a little different to celebrate Cupid. Get tickets now.


Mardi Gras at SeaWorld Orlando
February 15 - 18

Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style at SeaWorld Orlando. Enjoy a pop-up parade with entertainers, bead captains, stilt walkers, and musicians, plus check out the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street will take over Wild Arctic Plaza with a DJ, street performers, and a dance party.


2024 Love Your Shorts Film Festival
February 15 - 18

The 2024 Love Your Shorts Film Festival at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Sanford presents an annual showcase of short films from Florida and around the world.

Individual films from $5 or $85 for a weekend pass.



152nd Silver Spurs Rodeo
February 15 - 18

One of Osceola County’s longest and most treasured traditions celebrates 80 years of dirt-pounding action. The Silver Spurs Rodeo is hosted every 3rd weekend in February, this event features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by a rodeo clown and our famous Silver Spurs Quadrille team, who perform a square dance on horseback. Well known as one of the best indoor rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Silver Spurs Rodeo in February draws contestants from all over the nation.



Orlando Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty
February 15 - 18

One kiss — that’s all it took to awaken Princess Aurora from her century-long slumber and to meet her handsome Prince Desire. The Sleeping Beauty is timeless and cherished, which is why choreographer Christopher Stowell chose to retell through dance one of the world’s favorite fairy tales. Stowell’s choreography has a human touch that ushers the audience to a happy ending after its journey through good versus evil and love conquering over revenge. Stowell’s dance is calibrated precisely with the lush and sweeping music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Get tickets now.

Celebrate Lake Mary
February 16 - 17

Celebrate Lake Mary’s Festival on the Oval is at Oval Park located at 900 International Parkway, Lake Mary, this free event features the Jonnie Morgan Band and our headliner "SISTER HAZEL" for this annual event aimed at bringing a weekend of live music, craft drinks, food, and more to the City of Lake Mary!


Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza
February 16 - 18

Renningers Florida Twin Markets in Mount Dora will host over 800 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage, and more. The show is outdoors, under open air buildings, tents and includes the Indoor Antiques Center and the Street of Shops at the Antiques Center.


Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
February 16 - 18

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival is family-friendly event that celebrates Scottish culture and is packed with lots of fun and entertainment for everyone. The festival features bagpipers, highland athletics, Celtic music, highland dancing, a tartan parade, contests, kids’ activities, food, merchandise vendors, and more at Elizabeth Evans Park.


Gary Owen at Funny Bone Comedy Club
February 16 - 18

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. See him live at Funny Bone Comedy Club.


Camp Wewa Movie Night featuring Barbie
February 16

The City of Apopka is hosting Camp Wewa Movie Night featuring Barbie. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Movie will begin at dusk. Admission is $10 per vehicle (online registration required)


Movie in the Park Clifford the Big Red Dog
February 16

Free Movie Night in The Park, at The Oviedo Amphitheatre in Center Lake Park! The movie begins at "dusk" (approximately 6:15) February 2024 featured movie is "CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG". Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. FREE POPCORN will be provided by Bosely Group.


Movie in the Park in Longwood

February 16

Watch a free movie at Reiter Park, 311 W Warren Ave. on Friday, February 16. Bring your family and friends, and don’t forget to pack a blanket, chair, and/or snacks. The movies begin at 7 pm and the featured movie is Trolls World Tour.


Movies Under the Stars in Clermont
February 16

The Clermont Parks and Recreation Department is bringing you great movies and awesome family fun. Join them at Waterfront Park for free movies under the Highlander pavilion. Bring chairs or a blanket.  Movies begin at 7 pm.



Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Funeral Portrait, Glimmers
February 16

BROKEN HEARTS FEST w/ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Funeral Portrait, Glimmers, Stoned Mary, and Breathless comes to the Conduit. Get your tickets now! 18+


Gilberto Santa Rosa
February 16

Gilberto Santa Rosa is bringing his AUTÉNTICO Tour to Kia Center.


James McMurtry (BAND)
February 16

James McMurtry (BAND) comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+


Julieta Venegas
February 16

Julieta Venegas has won five Latin Grammys and one Grammy. She has composed music for theater and performed in soundtracks for two movies and sings pop-rock in Spanish, see her live at Dr Phillips Center.


Food Truck Rally and Market
February 16

Experience live music, indulge in local brews, and explore a vibrant market. at Rockpit Brewing.


Sensual Affair
February 16

W&W is finally back with the 2nd Sensual Affair hosted by Deeply Cafe and Bottle Shop.

Wine tasting by Nada Wines, Food by Little Giant, Drinks by Deeply , Live portraits by Doe and Music by the very talented DJ Gay-Z.


Miss-Fit Exchange
February 16

Miss-Fit Exchange is the the latest event from Bazaar Botanica. The event will feature 15 local women and LGBTQ+ artisans showcasing art, handmade, vintage, second hand and collectibles, plus enjoy a sit in Valentine Movie: Jennifer’s Body at 7 pm.


Mayhem on Mills: Fury Nation
February 16

Huge Main Event for Fury Nation is a generational battle 5 years in the making. The foundation of Mayhem vs the team that has carried Mayhem through the last year. On Friday Feb 16 its: OAO (Troy Hollywood/Snoop Strikes/Hunter Law) Vs. The Gifted (Wheezy T/Logan Cruz/Leeroy Shogun) Get your tickets now.


Best Fiends Forever with Gemma Correl
February 16

A fun, pop up event at charming Pinkie Orlando, next to Stardust. Meet Gemma Correll whose work inspired City Island on PBS! Enjoy flash tattoos, nail art, merch and more!


Solomon Jaye: With A Twist
February 16

In Solomon Jay With a Twist, Jay brings a new twist to Jazz standards. This 90 minute show is packed with an extensive song repertoire, skilled instrumentalists and high energy tap dancing. Jay is performing his With a Twist show at Timucua.



San Pacho
February 16

San Pacho comes to Celine Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+


Keb' Mo'
February 16

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, the Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance.


Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
February 16

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Orlando Valkyries vs. Columbus Fury
February 16

The Pro Volleyball Federation's Orlando Valkyries take on the Columbus Fury. Get your tickets now!


Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride Tour
February 16

Mike Birbiglia comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
February 16

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!



Dial Drive, 430 Steps, Billy Doom Is Dead & Petty Thefts
February 16

Montgomery Drive and Havoc Underground Present Dial Drive, 430 Steps, Billy Doom Is Dead, Petty Thefts at Wills Pub.


Chris Dryfoos (Sundown Sessions)
February 16

Sundown Sessions; a free early live-music series, inside Lil Indies, giving you the chance to ease into your evening with a cocktail or mocktail, and laid back rock, pop, folk or blues music.


Love Rocks Party at Howl at the Moon
February 16

The most romantic day of the year is almost here, but we would never kiss and tell. Celebrate with your favorite rock stars only at Howl at the Moon for the “Love Rocks” Valentine’s Day Party! There will be drink specials, giveaways, date night packages, live music and so much more.



Konga Latin Night
February 16

Konga Latin Night comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+


Heartbreakers
February 16

Art + Burlesque + an open bar?! Date night = DONE! Come see a stunning Valentine's Day-themed burlesque show and be surrounded by art. Featuring your goddesses of Love & Lesbianism, Les Vixens at College Park Gallery Orlando.


Aku Aku Tiki Bar 10th Anniversary
February 16

Orlando's only true tiki bar. Located in Thornton Park District, Aku Aku Tiki Bar  is hosting a 10th Anniversary Party with 2 hula dancer shows, pig roast, vintage market, 10 yr anniversary mug release.



No Strings Block Party
February 16

This Friday The Block is hosting Singles Night! Find a valentine for the night, No Strings Attached  7 Venues, NO COVER, over 25+ bartenders, 2 levels, 6 dancefloors and 7 different DJs each with their own vibe  don’t miss it boo. 21+. $4 top shelf drinks till 11pm.


Sickick at Mangos LIVE
February 16

Party all night long with Sickick at Mango's LIVE! The masked producer, vocalist, and songwriter has crafted his unique style of electronica and has over 100M streams and listeners from 80+ countries. This is an artist you don't want to miss!


HeARTbreakers
February 16

The first burlesque show of 2024 at College Park Gallery is HeARTbreakers, a Valentine’s-themed event featuring the legendary Les Vixens Burlesque troupe of beautiful and talented queer performers. Come see a stunning Valentine's Day-themed burlesque show on Friday, February 16 and be surrounded by art at College Park Gallery in the heart of College Park.zzzzz


RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party
February 9

Join Southern Nights every Fridays for their RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party! Cara Cavalli Andrews and Tashae Royale Sherrington are your hosts!


TPD Night Market
Every Friday

TPD Night Market is a weekly Friday night market featuring 20 plus vendors at 431 E Central Blvd, Thornton Park, Orlando.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm. 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 and enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.


Dining with the Divas Variety Show
Every Friday

A night of fun with Angel Sheridan, Mimi Lierre, Chyna Cravens and the Divas Dance Crew at Hamburger Mary's Orlando. Enjoy a  taste of drag, comedy, and Broadway production numbers too!


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.


Dockside Dueling Pianos
Every Friday

Enjoy nonstop live piano music every Friday night at The Wharf at Sunset Walk with late-night food and drink menu.


Ole Red's Honky-Tonk Nights
Every Friday and Saturday

Strap on those boots and grab your cowboy hat for one of the most boot scootin’ nights of your life at Ole Red’s live music honky-tonk dance party every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 pm. Every weekend Ole Red turns up the live music for dancing and plenty of signature drinks to put a boogie in your step.


Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill!


Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Every Friday and Saturday

Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend.



 


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2024


Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Select Dates, February 2 - May 19

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, cocktails, and craft brews. Plus, add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at live music shows! every weekend.



Sesame Street Land's 5th Birthday
January 27 - April 28

Sesame Street Land is turning 5 and Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is all decked out with colorful birthday décor. Enjoy fun birthday events including the ALL-NEW Sesame Street Birthday Parade, Birthday Storytime, Birthday-themed crafts and festive Birthday photo ops with everyone’s favorite furry friends, and special visiting Sesame Street friends.


2024 Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval!
February 3 - April 7 2024

It's the beads and fun of Mardi Gras and beyond at Universal Orlando Resort! Enjoy Universal Mardi Gras, an awesome party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Catch the spectacular parade, beads by the handful, live concerts on select nights, and amazing international cuisine along with sizzling New Orleans favorites


Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event
February 17 - March 30, 2024

Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity.



All Shook Up
February 16 - March 10

The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”


Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa
Friday - Sunday, January 13 - March 3

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music and catch some festival beads (after each parade). Feast like kings and queens on New classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay. 


Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur
February 7 - March 3

Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here.


Capone’s Valentine's Dinner Show
February 1 - 29

Celebrate Valentine’s with a fun, loving group of mobsters and dames at Capone’s Dinner & Show for a Valentine’s Day dinner, speakeasy and cabaret experience, with special tables for two available on Valentine’s Day and throughout the month. A four-course meal and alcohol are included in your ticket price, and you can even join the show with special proposal packages or wedding anniversary announcements throughout the evening.


Real Music Series at Busch Gardens Tampa
Tuesday - Sunday, January 9 - February 25

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s longest running concert series brings nostalgic acts to Stanleyville Theater, including world-class tributes and musical performances from the greatest musical eras.


Giraffes Can’t Dance, The Musical
Saturday - Sunday, January 29 - February 25

Giraffes Can’t Dance takes the Orlando Family Stage as our first professional production of the New Year. Gerald the giraffe has a problem. All the other animals seem to know how to dance. The warthogs can waltz, the rhinos can rock ‘n’ roll, even the chimps can cha-cha! Gerald, with his long neck and skinny legs, thinks he cannot dance. That is, until he discovers that “sometimes when you’re different, you just need a different song.” Based on the bestselling picture book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, this new musical with original songs will transport you to Africa where you will encounter a cast of characters guaranteed to make you laugh- and think! Most of all, Gerald’s story will remind you that we all can dance when we find the music we love.


Epcot International Festival of The Arts

EPCOT International Festival of The Arts
January 12 - February 19

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World is a welcome start to the new year, featuring more than 100 Disney and visiting artists who showcase their eye-catching works of art. Plus, guests can express their creative side by learning to draw a Disney character at Animation Academy, leave their mark at Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural and help Figment learn about art on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase. Plus, Food Studios serve up art-inspired menus, then each evening, the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series features talented entertainers performing Disney songs live.


LEGO NINJAGO Weekends
Saturdays and Sundays, January 20 – February 19.

Calling all Ninjas! Join the Elemental Masters at LEGOLAND Florida to build, train, and enhance your Ninja skills. Release your inner ninja watching interactive shows like School of Spinjitzu, Dragon’s Drumbeat, Ninja’s Unite Celebration, and MORE! Enjoy exclusive meet and greets with your favorite ninjas including: ALL-NEW Sora & Arin, and returning ninjas Kai, Lloyd, and Nya.


Florida State Fair
February 8 - 19

The Florida State Fair takes place at the Florida Sate Fairgeounds in Tampa, and boasts the largest Midway in the USA, plus shopping, food, livestock, non stop entertainment, and so much more, including racing pigs!


Mardi Gras at SeaWorld Orlando
February 8 - 18

Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music, Mardi Gras style at SeaWorld Orlando as part of the Seven Seas Food Festival.


Osceola County Fair 2024
February 9 - 18

The Osceola County Fair is back February 9-18, 2024 at Osceola Heritage Park!

Celebrating its 80th year, Osceola County’s largest event will feature amusement rides, games, exciting exhibits, livestock shows, scrumptious fair food, and a demolition derby.

Tell your friends, tell your family, it’s the 80th Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park!


The Winter Park Playhouse presents Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Thursday - Sunday, January 19 - February 17

The Winter Park Playhouse presents Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. This nostalgic musical comedy celebrates the timeless songwriting magic of the legendary Neil Sedaka!  Set in a Catskills resort in 1960 this humorous and heartwarming musical follows two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend.


The F. Marrykill Affair: A Romantic Cocktail Party
February 14 - 19

Live at The Abbey, The next interactive, immersive, and intoxicating installment from New Generation Theatrical, creators of Gothic Manor and Gothic Tavern: The F. Marrykill Affair.



Quickies: Short Plays of Love by Tracey Jane
February 14 - 18

Since February is supposedly the month of love or whatever, we decided to do something a little different for the Ren (meaning, no nudity, no adult material, just a nice wholesome night out). Orlando writer Tracey Jane wrote eight fun, quick, and flirty skits about love. So grab a date and do something a little different to celebrate Cupid. Get tickets now.


Mardi Gras at SeaWorld Orlando
February 15 - 18

Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style at SeaWorld Orlando. Enjoy a pop-up parade with entertainers, bead captains, stilt walkers, and musicians, plus check out the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street will take over Wild Arctic Plaza with a DJ, street performers, and a dance party.



2024 Love Your Shorts Film Festival
February 15 - 18

The 2024 Love Your Shorts Film Festival at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Sanford presents an annual showcase of short films from Florida and around the world.

Individual films from $5 or $85 for a weekend pass.


152nd Silver Spurs Rodeo
February 15 - 18

One of Osceola County’s longest and most treasured traditions celebrates 80 years of dirt-pounding action. The Silver Spurs Rodeo is hosted every 3rd weekend in February, this event features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by a rodeo clown and our famous Silver Spurs Quadrille team, who perform a square dance on horseback. Well known as one of the best indoor rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Silver Spurs Rodeo in February draws contestants from all over the nation.


Orlando Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty
February 15 - 18

One kiss — that’s all it took to awaken Princess Aurora from her century-long slumber and to meet her handsome Prince Desire. The Sleeping Beauty is timeless and cherished, which is why choreographer Christopher Stowell chose to retell through dance one of the world’s favorite fairy tales. Stowell’s choreography has a human touch that ushers the audience to a happy ending after its journey through good versus evil and love conquering over revenge. Stowell’s dance is calibrated precisely with the lush and sweeping music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Get tickets now.


Celebrate Lake Mary
February 16 - 17

Celebrate Lake Mary’s Festival on the Oval is at Oval Park located at 900 International Parkway, Lake Mary, this free event features the Jonnie Morgan Band and our headliner "SISTER HAZEL" for this annual event aimed at bringing a weekend of live music, craft drinks, food, and more to the City of Lake Mary!


Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza
February 16 - 18

Renningers Florida Twin Markets in Mount Dora will host over 800 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage, and more. The show is outdoors, under open air buildings, tents and includes the Indoor Antiques Center and the Street of Shops at the Antiques Center.



Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
February 16 - 18

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival is family-friendly event that celebrates Scottish culture and is packed with lots of fun and entertainment for everyone. The festival features bagpipers, highland athletics, Celtic music, highland dancing, a tartan parade, contests, kids’ activities, food, merchandise vendors, and more at Elizabeth Evans Park


Gary Owen at Funny Bone Comedy Club
February 16 - 18

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. See him live at Funny Bone Comedy Club.



Spark STEM Fest
February 17 - 19

Orlando Science Center’s most popular multi-day event known as Otronicon has evolved to Spark STEM Fest! The event resides at the crossroads of inspiration and engagement, igniting curiosity in STEM careers, empowering meaningful connections between the public and STEM professionals, and building excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead.


Fun Box at The Florida Mall
Saturday - Sunday, February 17 - 25

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops!


Avalon SpringFest
February 17

Avalon SpringFest features a Taiwanese food court, kung fu, Japanese drumming, Vietnamese culture and education, Korean folk dances, Asian instrumental music, food trucks, arts and crafts, and more.


Apopka Police Department's Cookies & Milk with Cops
February 17

Join the Apopka Police Department at the North Orange Branch Library (1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, FL 32703) on the third Saturday of the month for Storytime, arts and crafts, and cookies and milk provided by LCL Food Services (McDonald's).



The 10th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party
February 17

Grab your beads on Saturday, February 17, 4-9pm and come enjoy the 10th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party in the ‘Famous L’ between Celery City Craft and West End Trading Co. in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford!


City of Ocoee's Block Party
February 17

You’re invited to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Healthy West Orange Wellness Park with an Ocoee Block Party! Enjoy fitness activities, a rock-climbing wall, food trucks, health resources, & music performances! Take a walk around the ponds, enjoy the views on the boardwalk, and meet our awesome local health partners. Admission is FREE and open to all ages! Dogs are welcome, please have them leashed.


Hamlin Cruise-In
February 17

Enjo an incredible evening filled with family fun, music beats, and cash prizes at the Hamlin Cruise-In, showcasing cars from 1990 and older! The Hamlin Cruise-In will take place in the Lake District, streetside between Ford’s Garage & Cinépolis Luxury Theatre.


City Of Oviedo Say Yes! Wedding Expo
February 17

The FREE Say Yes! Wedding Expo is the ultimate destination for excited brides-to-be and their wedding parties. The event will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Oviedo Cultural Center, located at Oviedo on the Park,  357 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo. Explore a wide range of vendors showcasing their products and services. Get inspired by jaw-dropping decorations and creative ideas for your dream wedding.


Cupid’s Undie Run
February 17

Cupid's Undue Run is returning to Orlando for another year of raising awareness about rare genetic disorder, and having fun in your undies! Hundred's of people are expected to gather downtown on Saturday, February 17 to take part in a run in their undies for this year's Cupid's Undie Run



Science Night Live
February 17

Enjoy everything you love about the Science Center – without the kids! Special programming is designed just for adults. There’s no age limit on curiosity, and whether you're looking for a get-together of old friends or a fun date night out, Science Night Live is your chance to let out your inner child and experience the joy of science! Explore interactive exhibit halls, try hands-on experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab, and catch special guest speakers.


Kaivon: 2024 Ultraviolet Album Tour
February 17

Kaivon: 2024 Ultraviolet Album Tour comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+


Post Sex Nachos & More
February 17

Post Sex Nachos and more at Will's Pub on February 17, 2024 presented by For Your Friends Booking, 18+



Nate Bargatze
February 17

Nate Bargatze is coming to Kia Center on February 17. Get your tickets now!


Ronny Chieng: The Love to Hate It Tour
February 17

Ronny Chieng comes to the Hard Rock Cafe. Get your tickets now!


Jay Rauchwarg (Sundown Sessions)
February 17

Sundown Sessions; a free early live-music series, inside Lil Indies, giving you the chance to ease into your evening with a cocktail or mocktail, and laid back rock, pop, folk or blues music.


Roosevelt Collier
February 17

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance.


Eric Hutchinson: Sounds Like This 15th Anniversary Tour
February 17

Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson is an international platinum-selling singer, songwriter and seasoned touring artist. Get tickets now for Dr Phillips Center.


Brandon Martin Voice Recital
February 17

Join Timucua for a captivating voice recital with the exceptionally talented Brandon Martin, a singer, composer, and educator. Brandon’s voice is warm and lush, and his compositions, influenced by French impressionism, are a harmonious blend of thoughtfulness, complexity, and accessibility.



Roger Sanchez Live at Mango's
February 17

Join Mango's Lives on Feb 17 for an unforgettable night with Grammy Award-winning American house DJ, remixer, and producer Roger Sanchez.


Britton René Collins
February 17

Join Timucua for Britton-René Collins, a winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, receiving the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active passion for creating social change through her music.


DeAndre Lettsome Quartet
February 17

Join Timucua DeAndre for saxophonist DeAndre Lettsome.  The Jacksonville, Florida native arrives at the spotlight with singular style and dulcet tone on his eponymous debut album that highlights a new voice with meaningful intent. Having spent years as the go-to sideman for several North Florida ensembles, DeAndre is poised to make his home at centerstage. 



Foxy’s Den Presents BE OUR VALENTINE
February 17

Singing, dancing, and a whole lot of skin, celebrating Valentine’s here is a win! The’ve got something fun & flirty ready for you, coupled up or flying solo, Get tickets here.


Softcult and Glixen
February 17

Softcult and Glixen comes to the Conduit. Get your tickets now! 18+


Still Standing: A Tribute to Elton John
February 17

Still Standing: A Tribute to Elton John comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Thursday: War All The Time Live
February 17

Thursday: War All The Time Live comes to The Beacham. Get your tickets now! 12+


United Groove
February 17

United Groove performs live Funk, Reggae, MoTown, Smooth Jazz, + R&B at Lil' Indies. 21+ No cover.


The Wldlfe Live: At College
February 17

The Wldlfe Live: At College comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+


Ole Red's Honky-Tonk Nights
Every Friday and Saturday

Strap on those boots and grab your cowboy hat for one of the most boot scootin’ nights of your life at Ole Red’s live music honky-tonk dance party every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 pm. Every weekend Ole Red turns up the live music for dancing and plenty of signature drinks to put a boogie in your step.


Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday, 9pm

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill!


Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Every Friday and Saturday, 9pm - 2am

Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend.