Don’t miss multicultural festivals, theme park events, concerts, live sports and more things to do in Orlando this February.


Looking for something to do in Orlando this February? We have you covered! In addition to ZORA!™ Festival, we’re hosting theme park celebrations, a festive pet event, NBA and minor-league hockey games, live concerts, and much more, including the highlights featured here.

You can also search for happenings around the time of your visit with our Orlando Events Calendar. No matter when you’ll be here, there’s always something to do in Orlando!

Featured Events in Orlando for February

ZORA! Festival in Historic Eatonville Near Orlando
ZORA!™ Festival in Historic Eatonville Near Orlando

Events in Orlando are always special, but these deserve extra attention. Hope to see you at all of them!

Through Feb. 2: 31st Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (aka ZORA!™ Festival)

First presented in 1990, ZORA! Festival is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts-education programming and a two-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts. The event takes place primarily in Eatonville, about 10 miles north of downtown Orlando, and throughout Orange County.

Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando
Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando

Feb. 8: Paws in the Park

Featuring dog games, shopping, a beer garden, food trucks, adoptable pets and much more, Paws in the Park returns to downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park for a full day of four-legged fun. Proceeds go to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency.

Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in Orlando
Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in Orlando (© AsiaTrend.org)

Feb. 9: 9th Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival

This annual event, held in Orlando's Mills 50 district near downtown, celebrates the Lunar Year with Japanese Taiko, acrobatic performances, cultural dances, cuisine, martial arts demonstrations and a lively Dragon Parade. Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020, "Year of the Rat," with the Dragon and Lion Dance and a parade.

Feb. 12: Black History Month Reception

Every February, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioners host a Black History Month Reception to highlight the lasting contributions and positive influence of black Americans in the Central Florida community. This year’s theme, “2020 African American and The Vote,” explores the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote and their sacrifices for Civil Rights.

Feb. 22: Orlando International Jazz Festival

With a live-music lineup that’s set to include Sheila E., Najee, Four80East, JJ Sansaverino and more, plus food, drinks, art and vendors, this annual event is bigger and brighter than ever for 2020. It takes place at the Apopka Amphitheater, about 35 minutes northwest of downtown Orlando.

Theme Park Events in Orlando for February

Before visiting Orlando’s world-famous theme parks, check out the authorized discount tickets from Visit Orlando. We have them for all major parks, including those at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, in addition to scores of top attractions!

Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Feb. 1 – April 2: Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Celebrate 25 years of party at Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras! Held at Universal Studios Florida, the annual celebration brings the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans’ biggest party to Orlando — not to mention the opportunity to nab plenty of beads — and the 25th anniversary edition promises to be the biggest and boldest Mardi Gras yet!

The event’s signature feature is its nightly parade, where stilt walkers, dancers and street performers channel their wild side alongside festive floats. As the parade loops through Universal Studios Florida, confetti flies through the air and countless beads are tossed to the crowd.

Of course, you can’t have a great party without great music, and on select nights, Mardi Gras hosts some of the biggest names in pop, rock, country, R&B and more at the Music Plaza stage. You don’t have to wait for marquee concerts to enjoy incredible music here, though, as you can catch live performances of Louisiana jazz, blues and zydeco bands throughout the festival’s run. Subject to change, the concert lineup includes:

  • Feb. 1: The Roots
  • Feb. 8: Karol G
  • Feb. 15: Bell Biv DeVoe
  • Feb. 16: +Live+
  • Feb. 22: Kool & The Gang
  • March 7: REO Speedwagon
  • March 8: Dustin Lynch
  • March 13: Luis Fonsi
  • March 14: The All-American Rejects
  • March 15: Diana Ross
  • March 20: Chris Young
  • March 21: Earth, Wind & Fire
  • March 22: Marshmello
  • March 28: Why Don't We
  • March 29: Gavin DeGraw

You can also taste some of the bayou’s best dishes at Mardi Gras, courtesy of authentic New Orleans fare that’s available for purchase. Dive into a bounty of Cajun and Creole cuisine, including jambalaya, beignets and much more.

Last but not least, Universal Studios’ New York area transforms into New Orleans with the addition of the French Quarter Courtyard. Experience the real feel of The Big Easy as you enjoy live music and sizzling food, and let the good times roll!

Feb. 1-2: Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K & 10K at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort’s first-ever Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K and 10K gives runners the opportunity to race through Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure during an action-packed race weekend surrounded by some of the most iconic characters in pop culture.

Along with earning an Instagram-worthy medal, runners in each race will have the opportunity to participate in unique photo opportunities with their favorite characters along the race routes, earn exclusive swag to commemorate their experience, and more.

Walt Disney World® Resort

Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando
Epcot® International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando (© Disney)

Through Feb. 24: Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

The annual Epcot® International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort invites you to immerse yourself in the visual, culinary and performing arts in ways that only Disney can offer, including live concerts and art performances, workshops, art signings, and much more. Best of all, the festival is included with park admission!

For the visual arts, explore must-see galleries and professional workshops, plus Festival Markets where you can purchase artwork and related merchandise. You can also become part of some of the most famous art from around the world courtesy of Artful Photo Ops throughout the park, or even grab a paintbrush and help bring a giant paint-by-numbers mural to life at World Showcase Plaza!

Performing arts include the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, acrobatics and gravity-defying feats of strength, amazing living statues, and more. Subject to change, the current concert lineup includes:

  • Feb. 3-4 & 7-8: Liana Hunt (Newsies) and Adam Jacobs (Disney’s Aladdin)
  • Feb. 9: Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Kevin Massey (Tarzan), Hunt and Jacobs
  • Feb. 10, 12-13, 18-19 & 22-24: Ashley Brown (Mary PoppinsBeauty and the Beast) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
  • Feb. 11, 14-17 & 20-21: Syndee Winters (The Lion King) and Michael James Scott (Disney’s Aladdin)
  • Feb. 24: Brown, Strickland, Winters and Scott

For the culinary arts, bite into colorful fare available for purchase at Food Studios in the World Showcase and Future World, or take a technicolor tour of a vibrant array of delicious dishes that culminates in a colorful culinary prize with the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine.

Last but not least, this event will have much for kids and their families, including Figment’s Brush With the Masters Scavenger Hunt, a Hands-On Wall Mural and the Animation Academy — offering the chance to take a drawing class taught by actual Disney artists multiple times each day!

SeaWorld® Orlando

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando

Fridays Through Sundays, Feb. 7 – May 3: SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival

Sip and sample your way around the world of international culinary traditions and enjoy live musical performances at this annual SeaWorld® Orlando event. Savor local craft beers and exciting new flavors while you explore culinary marketplaces throughout the park, Friday through Sunday. Plus, catch live performances every Saturday and Sunday from top country, rock, rap, and Latin music artists. This event is included with park admission.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

LEGO NINJAGO Days at LEGOLAND Florida Resort Near Orlando
LEGO® NINJAGO® Days at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Near Orlando

Weekends Through Feb. 9: LEGO® NINJAGO® Days

Celebrate your favorite ninja heroes with exclusive in-park activities and meet-and-greets with Kai, Nya and Master Wu, only at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort! Then, become the ninja in LEGO® NINJAGO® World, where kids can battle against familiar foes like Lord Garmadon and the Great Devourer aboard LEGO NINJAGO the Ride.

Live Theater, Concerts, Comedy and More in Orlando for February

Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort
Hard Rock Live® at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

Numerous venues in and around Orlando are hosting the arts this month. Click each event’s name for details.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Downtown Orlando)

  • Through Feb. 9: Aladdin, the Broadway Musical
  • Feb. 6: Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar
  • Feb. 13: Jazz for Lovers
  • Feb. 14-16: Cinderella
  • Feb. 18: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Feb. 19: The Beach Boys
  • Feb. 23: Dancing With the Stars Live
  • Feb. 25 – March 1: Mean Girls

Hard Rock Live® (Universal CityWalk)

  • Feb. 14: Marc Maron — Hey There’s More
  • Feb. 16: Loud and Live Presents Gilberto Santa Rosa
  • Feb. 21: Daniel El Trevieso
  • Feb. 22: Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey Live in Concert
  • Feb. 28: Classic Albums Live — The Doors, L.A. Woman
  • Feb. 29: Patton Oswalt — I Love Everything

House of Blues (Disney Springs®)

  • Feb. 1: Whiskey Meyers
  • Feb. 7: Stryper
  • Feb. 8: SiriusXM Yacht Rock Radio Presents Yacht Rock Revue
  • Feb. 14: Rex Orange County — The Pony Tour
  • Feb. 15: Grupo Niche
  • Feb. 16: Thrice
  • Feb. 17: Wallows — Nothing Happens Tour 2020
  • Feb. 20: Highly Suspect
  • Feb. 22: Hannah’s Buddies Charity Ball Featuring John Bell With Friends
  • Feb. 29: Subtronics

Ace Cafe Orlando (Downtown Orlando)

  • Feb. 15: Devotion 2

Orlando Museum of Art (Loch Haven Park)

  • Feb. 6: 1st Thursdays — Health and Wellness

Harry P. Leu Gardens (Downtown Orlando/Audubon Park)

  • Feb. 7: Movie Night — Mission: Impossible

Amway Center (Downtown Orlando)

  • Feb. 20: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias — Beyond the Fluff Tour

Bob Carr Theater (Downtown Orlando)

  • Feb. 1: The Sounds of Revolution, Freedom & Joy
  • Feb. 7: Lewis Black — It Gets Better Every Day Tour
  • Feb. 8: Black Violin
  • Feb. 22: Havana Nights — Camille Zamora & The Mambo Kings

The Plaza Live (Downtown Orlando/Milk District)

  • Feb. 1: Anamanaguchi
  • Feb. 4: Saint Motel
  • Feb. 5: Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Feb. 9: Miranda Sings — Who Wants My Kids
  • Feb. 10: The Bradenburg Concerti
  • Feb. 15: Paul Thorn
  • Feb. 19: Allen Stone
  • Feb. 21: Pepper — Step to the Local Motion Tour 2020
  • Feb. 26: Tommy Emmanuel
  • Feb. 27: Queensrÿche
  • Feb. 28: Lane 8

Addition Financial Arena (University of Central Florida)

  • Feb. 8: Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival

Sports & Outdoors Events in Orlando for February

Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando
Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando

Cheer on your favorite team with professional sports and outdoors fun in Orlando. For details, click each event’s name. The NBA’s Orlando Magic and ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears both play home games at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is located at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Orlando Magic

  • Feb. 1: vs. Miami Heat
  • Feb. 8: vs. Milwaukee Bucks
  • Feb. 10: vs. Atlanta Hawks
  • Feb. 12: vs. Detroit Pistons
  • Feb. 21: vs. Dallas Mavericks
  • Feb. 28: vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Orlando Solar Bears

  • Feb. 6: vs. South Carolina Stingrays
  • Feb. 7: vs. South Carolina Stingrays
  • Feb. 9: vs. Florida Everblades
  • Feb. 14: vs. Norfolk Admirals
  • Feb. 15: vs. Norfolk Admirals
  • Feb. 16: vs. Atlanta Gladiators
  • Feb. 23: vs. Norfolk Admirals
  • Feb. 29: vs. Newfoundland Growlers

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • Feb. 7-9: National HS Cheerleading Championship

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