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February 2023 Family-Friendly Events Around Orlando

The Big Bounce America

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

Luchadora!  
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 
Epcot 
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  
February 1-3 
SeaWorld Orlando 
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. 

Sesame Street Land | SeaWorld Orlando

Garden Brothers Nuclear Circus 
February 1–5
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. 
Leu Gardens  
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.

Movie Night at Leu Gardens

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. 
Mount Dora 
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.

Big Bounce America

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. 
Amway Center   
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 4April 16 
Universal Studios  
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.  
Leu Gardens
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.

Paws in the Park

Saturday Storytime with Heart  
Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.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.

Millie Moo’s Valentine’s Day Donut Decorating

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 17May 7, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 
SeaWorld Orlando 
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.

Seven Seas Food Festival | Epcot

Spark STEM Fest  
February 17–20
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.

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

6th Annual Sanford Porchfest 
Saturday, February 25, 11 a.m. 
Sanford
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. 
Apopka Amphitheater  
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.  
Enzian Theater 
Check out the Peanut Butter Matinee of The Princess Bride starting at noon with general admission of $11.

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. 

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