Go PLAY! Here is a list of Orlando’s best family events in February 2023.
Click here for a roundup of Valentine’s events for kids and families.
All Month Long
Now through February 26
ASL Performance: February 20, 10:30 a.m.
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Check out the story of when Vanessa discovers a pink libre mask and what her grandmother Lupita tells her about the wrestling matches of the 1960s in Texas. Enjoy a free Opening Weekend Fiesta in the lobby ahead of the performance on February 4 & 5.
Epcot International Festival of Arts
Now through February 20
It’s the International Festival of Arts at Epcot and time to celebrate the creation of art and cuisine with show-stopping performances, savory meals, and a wonderful walk through the culinary experience of a colorful cuisine.
February 1-5, 2023
Elmo’s Birthday Celebration
Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday at SeaWorld Orlando with lots of opportunities for photos, meet and greets, and even more surprises in select areas of Sesame Street Land.
Garden Brothers Nuclear Circus
The Florida Mall
Check out the Garden Brothers Nuclear Circus under the world’s largest BIG TOP! This all-new show will BLAST you out of your seat with over 60 performers from around the world in 3 rings.
Mr. Richard’s Teatime Dance Party
Friday, February 3, 10 a.m.
Infusion Tea, College Park
TEATIME DANCE PARTY with Mr Richard returns to Infusion Tea for your monthly dose of brunch and dancing! More info and photos here.
Movie Night: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Friday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m.
Enjoy an outdoor movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town in the gardens with a picnic and a blanket. Alcohol is permitted for adults. Enjoy a night in the beautiful gardens with our awesome weather here in Orlando. The garden opens at 6 p.m. with a movie time of 7:30 p.m.
Lady’s Track Shack 5k
Saturday, February 4, 7:30 a.m.
Mead Garden, Winter Park
It’s that time of year again when thousands of women from Central Florida join together for the annual Lady’s Track Shack 5k to celebrate women’s health and to fundraise to provide money for early diagnosis for those in need.
48th Mount Dora Art Festival
Saturday, February 4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
On the streets of beautiful historic downtown Mount Dora enjoy the 48th annual Mount Dora Art Festival with tons of crafters and vendors. This is a family-friendly FREE event.
Valentine’s Day Arts & Crafts
Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Avalon Park Arts & Culture Center
Enjoy canvas painting and varied crafts and projects. Photo opportunity available! Tickets are $15 a child. Purchase them here: https://square.link/u/9UU4UtTC
Free Family Day
Saturday, February 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art
No passports needed for this journey. Travel through the galleries and enjoy live multicultural performances, gallery and art activities, and more! This festive art celebration will be day of adventure and family fun.
Celebrate Lunar 2023
Saturday, February 4, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
XL Soccer World Lake Nona
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the year of the rabbit, with food, art, vendors, entertainment, and live performances, plus goods and crafts.
Story Time on the Farm
February 4, 2–3:15 p.m.
Cheyne Ranch, Oviedo
Bring the kids to visit this family farm for story time, hot chocolate, time with the animals and a pony ride! Sip on hot cocoa while listening to local author Carolyn Izzo as she reads from her book, I’m a Unicorn with One Red Wing, a book about bullying. Cost: $25. Register online: chra.us/story
Big Bounce America 2023 Tour
February 4 & 5, and February 10–12
Dezerland Park Orlando
The LARGEST Bounce Houses in America are set to inflate for two weekends here in Central Florida. It has massive inflatable attractions, plus space-themed wonderlands, and a customized sports arena.
Winter Park Family Math Festival
Saturday, February 4, 2–5 p.m.
Shady Park, Winter Park
Math festivals show that there is another side of math — one full of fun, laughter, and beauty. Students will learn that they have the power to make their own discoveries and chart their own paths through the learning process. Activities include building geometric figures, making math art, and solving various puzzles, such as magic square, area mazes, Tower of Hanoi and much more.
Solar Bears Tie Dye World Record Attempt
Saturday, February 4, 7 p.m.
Want to be a part of something epic like breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing tie-dye during an Orlando Solar Bears hockey game against the Florida Everblades? To qualify fans must wear two pieces of tie-dye: tshirt, hoodie, accessories, and more!
Universal Studios Mardi Gras Celebration
February 4–April 16
Check out this year’s Mardi Gras at Universal Studios with an awesome party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Watch a parade (on select nights) of spectacular floats. Sample flavors from the bayou to Brazil and beyond. Enjoy live music all around and concerts (on select nights), then go ahead and get your beads and your party on! Included with your admission to the park.
February 6-12, 2023
Storytime at Leu Gardens
Monday, February 6, 10 a.m.
Share stories, songs, and fun with the kiddos at Leu Gardens. It’s also FREE Admission Day!
Valentine’s Tea Time
February 9-12, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
The Tea Room Experience
Celebrate Valentine’s with a special Afternoon Tea Experience!
A Culture in Motion: The Harlem Renaissance (Homeschool Workshop)
Friday, February 10, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Orange County Regional History Center
Black History Month at the Orange County Regional History Center will focus on the Harlem Renaissance and the cultural movement that influenced art, music, and literature globally during the 20th Century. Students will examine what made the powerful movement so strong and hear about Eatonville’s own Zora Neale Hurston. Registration includes admission to the museum, activities, and workshop supplies. You get to take home some activities to encourage future learning, too!
Parents Night Out- Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 10, 6–10 p.m.
Relic Jiu Jitsu, Longwood
Parents enjoy some down time or enjoy a nice dinner for Valentine’s Day while your child gets great exercise, meets new friends, and has a great time. Kids will have plenty of fun with organized games, arts & crafts, and pizza dinner! They are welcome to bring Valentine’s Day themed snacks or goody bags to share. Ages: 4 and up; $35 a Child
Paws in the Park
Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando
Join us for Paws in the Park, Orlando’s Largest Pet Festival located in the downtown Lake Eola area. The support from the donations helps cats and dogs by providing shelter, care, and love.
Saturday Storytime with Heart
Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Whimsy Emporium, Lake Mary
It’s storytime at The Whimsy Emporium including cupcakes and activities. $5 per child which benefits Seminole County Animal Services.
Winter Garden Heritage & Music Festival
Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Historic Downtown Winter Garden
Winter Garden is celebrating their community’s 120th Anniversary with some old-fashioned family fun. There will be 30+ live music and entertainment acts across six stages, guided history walking tours, a kids’ zone area, historical exhibits and presentations, strolling performers and more!
The Seminole State Forest “Run For The Woods”
Sunday, February 12, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Seminole State Forest at Bear Pond Trailhead
Participate in one of the largest fundraising events at the Seminole State Forest with options of trails for a 5k, 12k, and half marathon run. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.
Family Workshop: Valentine Extravaganza!
Saturday, February 11, 1–2:30 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art
Get ready for a Valentine-making extravaganza! Design a Valentine’s Day paper crown, as well as a clay heart-shaped necklace and treasure box. Bring your loved ones and experience the joy of sharing your heART with ART! Pre-registration required.
Build a Friend Workshop
Sunday, February 12, 2-4 p.m.
Taste of Curiosity, Oviedo
Join Creative Play Orlando for a fun Valentine’s event, building a little best friend your kids will adopt and take home with them. Kids will also make chocolates with Taste of Curiosity and explore senses with sensory play.
February 13-19, 2023
Baby’s First Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 13, 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m.
Orange County Library – Southwest Branch
Explore sensory activities made with love and help baby develop fine and gross motor skills.
Valentine’s Day Donut Decorating
Tuesday, February 14
Millie Moo’s Orlando
Love is in the air! … or is that donuts? Head to Millie Moo’s this Valentine’s Day for their donut decorating activity during all play sessions.
Fly with an Astronaut
Wednesday, February 15, 9:15 a.m.
Kennedy Space Center
Want to experience something like no other experience in the entire world? Fly with a real Astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center.
Crafternoons: Celebrate Black History Month
Wednesday, February 15, 4–5 p.m.
Winter Garden Library
Learn how to create new crafts in celebration of Black History Month. Use creativity and collaboration for an hour-long crafting event. Recommended for ages 6-8.
Seven Seas Food Festival
February 17–May 7, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The Seven Seas Food Festival is back at SeaWorld with 200+ flavors, and 28 live concerts! Experience something new every night and set sail on a taste adventure.
Spark STEM Fest
Orlando Science Center
The Otronicon has evolved into STEM Fest and it’s time to ignite innovation. There are dozens of interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops plus art displays and exciting science demonstrations.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
Saturday, February 18, 9–11 a.m.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was created in 2013 in honor of Malia Grace by her mom and aunt after she lost her battle with cancer in 2010. Malia Grace loved ice cream, and her family wanted to commemorate her birthday (February 18th) in a way that would be fitting for her. During her wish trip at Give Kids the World, Malia Grace had the opportunity to eat ice cream for breakfast and it was a highlight of her family’s experience. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day has become an annual international childhood cancer awareness event. Each year on Malia’s birthday the celebration has grown, increasing support for those fighting while also celebrating the survivors and remembering the children we have lost. On February 18th, all Kelly’s Scoop Shops and participating Counters will be offering ice cream for breakfast featuring special breakfast flavors! 50% of sales during breakfast will be donated to Give Kids the World Village.
Orlando Wetlands Festival
Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Orlando Wetlands Park
Enjoy a free event for all ages, explore environmental exhibits, guided hikes and tours, live animals and presentations, demonstration trucks and equipment, kids’ activities, native plant give-away, door prizes and more!
Reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-orlando-wetlands-festival-tickets-457222915047
Celebrating Black Arts & Culture
Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Orange County Regional History Center
Honor Black History Month with a celebration of Black history, arts, and culture in Central Florida. This free event will offer fun learning opportunities for the whole family, including hands-on activities, living-history presentations, and exciting guests!
February 20-28, 2023
Dancing with the Stars Live!
Monday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Phillips Center
The Dancing with the Stars tour delivers a heat-pounding performance for an unforgettable night. See world-renowned dancers performing time-honored dances like the Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa – and everything in between.
Good Neighbor Series Workshop
Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25
Rollins College at Rice Family Pavilion
Won’t you be my neighbor? Check out the Good Neighbor Series at the end of the month with choices of 3 workshops including lunch! Friday at 7:00 p.m. is FREE. Purchase tickets for Saturday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rollins-college-good-neighbor-workshop-series-tickets-467804755617
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Town Square Park (Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main Street)
PetFest is fun for the whole family – both two and four legged members! Enjoy food trucks, the barking lot, doggie games, K-9 demos and a kid’s zone. Admission is FREE!
6th Annual Sanford Porchfest
Saturday, February 25, 11 a.m.
Check out the FREE all-day concert in Sanford for the 6th annual Sanford Porchfest with one community, 17 porches, and over 70 bands!
Hansel & Gretel
Saturday, February 25, 1 p.m.
The Little People’s Theater Company, Oviedo Mall
Experience the classic storybook play come to life before your very eyes as Hansel & Gretel journey into the forest to find food. Plays are interactive. Kids will have fun booing the not-so-scary Witch of Candyville, helping the Good Fairy find her magic wand and giving Hansel & Gretel advice. This play is 40 minutes long. The play is wholesome and never scary!
Hooks & Tiaras Festival
Saturday, February 25, 1 p.m. –7 p.m.
Sanford Civic Center
Take photos with your favorite pirate or princess! Have fun with themed activities, vendors, and artists, too!
Saturday Sounds in Apopka
Saturday, February 25, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Head out to Apopka for the FREE Saturday night family-friendly concert series with Blake Guyre as Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute Band. Blake is a 2015 Apopka High School graduate and considers Apopka his hometown.
Peanut Butter Matinee at Enzian Theater
Sunday, February 26, 12 p.m.
Check out the Peanut Butter Matinee of The Princess Bride starting at noon with general admission of $11.
Monday, February 27, All Day
Altamonte Springs City Library
Come celebrate World Pokémon Day with fun crafts and activities at the City Library. Create your own Pokémon origami and suncatchers at our craft station. You can also make your very own Pokémon buttons and a terrarium for your Pikachu, Eevee or Bulbasaur. Find hidden characters in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize! Open to kids ages 6 to 17. Admission is free. No registration is required. Space and supplies are limited.
Sewing Bootcamp: Quilting at OCLS
Monday, February 27, 12 p.m.
Orlando Public Library
Using up those pieces of fabric makes a beautiful treasure for you or as a thoughtful gift! Students will make half triangle tops, plus learn how to sew and bind their quilts. This is a 2-hour class in 12 parts presented by the Orange County Library Systems.