Can't Miss Orlando Events for February 2019

Love is Everywhere and Sunshine Abounds as the City Gears Up For a Fun-Filled Month

February has arrived in The City Beautiful, and there are plenty of events to be excited about! Whether you’re in town visiting our world-class attractions, you’re attending a convention, or just spending time with friends and family, we hope you take the time to explore the diverse offerings happening throughout Central Florida this month.

Epcot Photo Op During Festival of the Arts

Through February 25: Epcot International Festival of the Arts. The celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts continues through February at Walt Disney World. Paint with a Disney artist, discover culinary masterpieces, take an artful seminar and enter the world of art like never before! New in 2019, the Disney on Broadway concert series expands to 7 evenings a week. Event is free with park admission. disney.go.com

February 8-17: Osceola County Fair. You won’t want to miss this event, a favorite of locals. Celebrate 75 years of heritage and culture, featuring rides and exhibits, sponsored by the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show. Gates open Monday-Thursday 5 p.m., Friday-Sunday noon. Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee. Osceolacountyfair.com

February 9: Orlando Gay Chorus—Love is… Duets. Start your Valentine’s Day celebrations early with an evening of duets and small group performances, focused on the theme of love. 7:30 p.m. Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. 407- 636-9951. bluebambooartcenter.com

Couple at SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival

Beginning February 9: SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival. Sip and savor your way around the world of international street cuisine, paired perfectly with wines and craft beers. Live performances this month include The Fray, Sugar Ray, Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons, Little River Band, Flo Rida and 98 Degrees. Seaworldorlando.com

Mardi Gras Parade at Universal Studios Orlando

Beginning February 9: Mardi Gras, Universal Orlando Resort. Laissez les bons temps rouler! The biggest party of the season takes place select nights through April 4 at Universal Orlando Resort. Raucous parades, millions of beads and colorful performers keep the party going. Great food is also part of the fun. Musical acts appearing in concert at the event this month include BUSH, Gavin DeGraw, Dan + Shay and Macklemore. And best of all—festivities are included in your theme park admission or annual pass! Universalorlando.com

February 13: Andrea Bocelli Valentine’s Concert. The legendary tenor returns to Orlando with his unique holiday repertoire combining the most beloved arias, crossover hits and world-famous love songs. 8 p.m. Amway Center, 400 W. Church St., Orlando. 407-440-7000. amwaycenter.com

February 15-17 Silver Spurs Rodeo. This Osceola County tradition features bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, barrel racing, and more. Contestants compete for $100,000 in prize money. Check website for event times. Silver Spurs Arena, Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee. 321-697-3495. Silverspursrodeo.com

Daytona International Speedway

February 17: Daytona 500. The 61st running of the historic NASCAR race caps off Speedweek with 200 exciting laps around the 2.5-mile tri-oval track. Other events during the week include Daytonainternationalspeedway.com

February 18: Carol Burnett. The beloved comedienne takes questions from the audience during "An Evening of Laughter and Reflection." drphillipscenter.org

 

Brooke Fehr
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