Things to do in Orlando

February Events 2012

••• Nude Nite, Feb. 09 - 11, 2012. Photo © A.Baxter

Monthly listings of what to do in Orlando:

Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec​​

There are plenty of events during the month of February, including the Mount Dora Art Festival, Silver Spur's Rodeo, Central Florida Fair and Plant City's ever popular Strawberry Festival.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS CALENDAR

  • February 01 - 05
  • February 06 - 12
  • February 13 - 19
  • February 20 - 29

ONGOING EXHIBITS, EVENTS & DISCOUNTS

POPULAR TOPICS FOR FEBRUARY

Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec

 

  • February 01 - 05
  • February 06 - 12
  • February 13 - 19
  • February 20 - 29

Dates are subject to change without notice.

  • February 01 - 29, 2012
    ArtsFest
    A celebration of Free Arts and Culture Events in the Orlando Area. Local arts and culture from the Central Florida community.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 01, 2012
    Winter Park Institute at Rollins College
    Guest speaker: Pat Metheny "Career Retrospective", 7:30 p.m. at Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College.
    Free admission - Parking is available in the SunTrust parking garage on Lyman Avenue.

     

  • February 02, 2012
    Groundhog Day Celebration
    A free family event being held in Mount Dora to celebrate Groundhog Day.  Check on-line for additional information.  Event begins at 5:00pm. 
    Free admission.

     

  • February 02, 2012
    Winter Park Institute at Rollins College
    Guest speaker: An Evening with Pat Metheny: Music and Dialog, 7:30 p.m. at Alfond Sports Center at Rollins College.
    Free admission - Parking is available in the SunTrust parking garage on Lyman Avenue.

     

  • February 02, 2012
    1st Thursday's
    Themed happy hour on the first Thursday of each month at the Orlando Museum of Art from 6pm - 9pm.
    Admission charge.

     

  • February 02, 2012
    Winter With the Writers
    Reading and interview by Carl Hiaasen begins at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public at Tiedtke Concert Hall  at Rollins College. Check online for additional daytime events.
    Free Admission.

     

  • February 02 - 05 2012
    Starlite Film Festival
    The inaugural event will be held at the Garden Theater in Winter Garden.  In addition to the 10 microbudget films that were selected from the competition there will be free workshops offered during the four day festival. 
    Admission charge.

     

  • February 04, 2012
    UCF Wind Ensenble
    A gift to the community from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oviedo. For over 16 years, St Luke's congregation has hosted concerts by some of the finest musical ensembles in Central Florida.  Concert begins at 7:00pm.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 04, 2012
    Cars for the Cure
    This auto show extravaganza is held to benefit the American Lung Association. The annual event will be held at Colonial Town Park in Heathrow/Lake Mary. VIP and pre-show events are available.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 04 - 05, 2012
    The Battle of Townsend's Plantation
    A re-enactment of the Civil War at Festival at Renninger's in Mount Dora. This festival is a celebration of American History.
    Admission charge.

     

  • February 04 - 05, 2012
    Mount Dora Arts Festival
    Annual festival in Downtown Mount Dora attracts over 275 artists from around the world. One of the area's largest arts festivals is held the first weekend of February.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 05, 2012: Super Bowl Sunday
    >Superbowl Parties in Orlando.

     

  • February 05, 2012
    Music at the Casa
    At the beautiful Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum in Winter Park, enjoy an open house with live music on Sundays from 12 - 3pm.
    Free admission.

     

  • February TBA 2012
    Jazzed in Sanford
    Monthly Jazz Concert series held the first Saturday of the month in Magnolia Square, downtown Sanford from 4 - 7pm.
    Free admission.

     

Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec

 

  • February 01 - 05
  • February 06 - 12
  • February 13 - 19
  • February 20 - 29

Dates are subject to change without notice.

  • Through February 29, 2012
    ArtsFest
    A celebration of Free Arts and Culture Events in the Orlando Area. Local arts and culture from the Central Florida community.
    Free admission

     

  • February 06, 2012
    Storytelling at Leu Gardens
    Stories at 3 times for different aged children on the first Monday of the month. Free admission to Leu Gardens during the event.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 09, 2012
    Alive After Five
    Annual Chili Cook-off . The second Thursday of each month in Downtown Sanford, enjoy themed entertainment and activities.
    Admission charge.

     

  • February 09, 2012
    Popcorn Flicks in the Park
    Each month the Enzian Theater features free movies on the second Thursday of the month at Central Park.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 09, 2012
    Winter With the Writers
    Reading and interview by Mihaela Moscaliuc and Ilya Kaminsky begin at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public at Tiedtke Concert Hall  at Rollins College. Check online for additional daytime events.
    Free Admission.

     

  • February 09 - 11, 2012
    Nude Nite
    Annual Orlando expose of art and entertainment. One of the largest of it's kind in the United States, Nude Nite features all forms of expressive nude art.
    Admission charge

     

  • February 09 - 20, 2012
    Florida State Fair
    The Florida Fair held in Tampa on the Florida State Fair Grounds will feature arts, crafts, livestock, entertainment and food. The 319 acre site will host more than 200 rides, games and attractions.
    Admission charge

     

  • February 10, 2012
    Music in the Galleries
    In addition to free admission to the Morse Museum of American Art every Friday evening from 4 - 8pm from the beginning of November till the end of April, each month the museum will also feature live music in the galleries.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 10 - 12, 2012
    Love Your Shorts Film Festival
    Held at the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce. Films from each genre will be shown and the audience will get the change to vote for their favorites. 
    Admission charge

     

  • February 10 - 19, 2012
    Osceola County Fair
    Held Osceola Heritage Park. Enjoy midway rides and carnival games during the ten day event. There will also be educational, agricultural, horticultural, livestock events along with auctions, food and rodeo.
    Admission charge: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 children 5-11

     

  • February 10 - 19, 2012
    Osceola Art Festival
    Annual event on Valencia's Osceola Campus on Hwy 192 will feature over 150 artists, live entertainment & festival food.
    Free admission

     

  • February 11 - 12, 2012
    Albin Polasek’s Birthday Celebration
    Free admission to the Museum to celebrate Albin Polasek’s birthday.  The garden party is free as a part of ArtsFest.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 12, 2012
    Music at the Casa
    At the beautiful Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum in Winter Park, enjoy an open house with live music on Sundays from 12 - 3pm .
    Free admission.

     

  • February TBA, 2012
    Ola Fest
    The Annual Orlando Latin American Film & Heritage Festival.
    Free admission

     

  • February TBD, 2012
    Movie in the Park
    On the second Friday of the month, the city of Mount Dora presents a free outdoor movie at Donnelly Park on the corner of Donnelly Street & 5th Avenue.
    Free admission.

     

Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec

 

  • February 01 - 05
  • February 06 - 12
  • February 13 - 19
  • February 20 - 29

Dates are subject to change without notice.

  • Through February 19, 2012
    Osceola County Fair
    Held Osceola Heritage Park. Enjoy midway rides and carnival games during the ten day event. There will also be educational, agricultural, horticultural, livestock events along with auctions, food and rodeo.
    Admission charge

     

  • Through February 19, 2012
    Osceola Art Festival
    Annual event on Valencia's Osceola Campus on Hwy 192 will feature over 150 artists, live entertainment & festival food.
    Free admission

     

  • Through February 20, 2012
    Florida State Fair
    The Florida Fair held in Tampa on the Florida State Fair Grounds will feature arts, crafts, livestock, entertainment and food. The 319 acre site will host more than 200 rides, games and attractions.
    Admission charge

     

  • Through February 29, 2012
    ArtsFest
    A celebration of Free Arts and Culture Events in the Orlando Area. Local arts and culture from the Central Florida community.
    Free admission

     

  • February 14, 2012: Valentine's Day
    >Valentine's Day Celebrations in Orlando.
    >Valentine's Day Activities for Kids - Online printables and activities for children to celebrate the day.

     

  • February 14, 2012
    Date Night at Leu Gardens
    Bring a picnic basket and a blanket to enjoy a movie under the stars at beautiful Leu Gardens.
    Admission charge: $7 for adults, $2 for children

     

  • February 14, 2012
    UCF Jazz Chamber Groups Concert II​
    UCF Opera presents a free concert from 8-9:30 pm. 
    Free admission.

     

  • February 16, 2012
    Winter With the Writers
    Reading and interview by Paula Mclain begins at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public at Tiedtke Concert Hall  at Rollins College. Check online for additional daytime events.
    Free Admission.

     

  • February 16 - 19, 2012
    Mount Dora Music Festival
    Annual event that presents outstanding artistic programs in music including jazz, classical and big band.
    Admission charge

     

  • February 17 - 19, 2012
    MegaCon
    Hundreds of vendors will be on hand at the Orange County Convention Center during this annual show.
    Admission charge.

     

  • February 17 - 19, 2012
    Antiques Show & Sale
    The Council of 101 will be presenting their annual antiques show and sale at the Orlando Museum of Art.
    Admission charge: $10

     

  • February 17 - 19, 2012
    Extravaganza at Renninger's
    Three times a year during the 3rd weekends of November, January and February, thousands of antiques will be on display at Renninger's Florida Twin Markets in Mount Dora. Purchase a daily or 3 day pass.
    Admission charge: varies by day.

     

  • February 17 - 19, 2012
    Silver Spurs Rodeo
    Sixty of the rodeo's top cowboys showcase leverage razor-sharp reflexes atop the country's top and most unpredictable livestock. Held at Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park.
    Admission Charge.

     

  • February 17 - 19, 2012
    Winefest
    Annual event held at Lakeridge Winery features live music, food, wine arts & crafts.
    Admission charge: $2.00 donation

     

  • February 18, 2012
    Celebration Art and Wine Stroll
    Downtown Celebration Come on down to Market Street to listen to live music, sip some wine, and stroll down the street looking at the 50 artists while they work on their art.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 18, 2012
    UCF Symphony Orchestra
    A gift to the community from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oviedo. For over 16 years, St Luke's congregation has hosted concerts by some of the finest musical ensembles in Central Florida.  Concert begins at 7:00pm.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 18, 2012
    The Great Duck Derby
    An annual event at Mead Gardens includes free family activities from 10am till 2pm. The Peabody Ducks begin the festivities with a march to the Amphitheater.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 18, 2012
    Blues-B-Q
    Annual event in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park. Enjoy blues music and barbecue from 2 - 10pm.
    Admission charge

     

  • February 18 - 19, 2012
    Uptown Art Expo
    An exciting weekend of art, music, fun and artists at the Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte.
    Free admission.

     

  • February 19, 2012
    Daytona 500
    Annual running of the world's most famous stock car race. 
    Admission charge: Varies with seating and events

     

  • February 19, 2012
    Music at the Casa
    At the beautiful Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum in Winter Park, enjoy an open house with live music on Sundays from 12 - 3pm .
    Free admission.

     

  • February 19, 2012
    Winter Park Institute at Rollins College
    Guest speaker: Animated Magazine, 3 p.m. at Mary Jean Mitchell Plaza
    Free admission - Parking is available in the SunTrust parking garage on Lyman Avenue.

     

  • February TBA, 2012
    Yappy Hour
    On the third Friday of the month. Corner of 4th & Donnelly, in Mount Dora at The Wine Den and Piglets Pantry. Bring your dog, 10% of proceeds from both stores go to the Humane society of Lake county.
    Free admission.

     

Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec

  • February 01 - 05
  • February 06 - 12
  • February 13 - 19
  • February 20 - 29

Dates are subject to change without notice.

  • Through February 20, 2012
    Florida State Fair
    The Florida Fair held in Tampa on the Florida State Fair Grounds will feature arts, crafts, livestock, entertainment and food. The 319 acre site will host more than 200 rides, games and attractions.
    Admission charge
  • Through February 29, 2012
    ArtsFest
    A celebration of Free Arts and Culture Events in the Orlando Area. Local arts and culture from the Central Florida community.
    More info: 407-628-0333
    Free admission
  • February 20, 2012: President's Day
    >Bok Tower Gardens - Feb. 21, 2012 - President's Day Concerts. Commemorate the day with special concerts featuring patriotic musical selections.  Included with paid admission.
    >President's Day Activities for Kids - Online printables and activities for children to celebrate the day.
  • February 20, 2012
    Winter Park Institute at Rollins College
    Guest speaker: Timely Intelligence Matters with Porter Goss: Taking on National Security Challenges of the Global Century, 7 p.m. at Bush Auditorium  at Rollins College.
    Free admission - Parking is available in the SunTrust parking garage on Lyman Avenue.
  • February 23, 2012
    Winter With the Writers
    Reading and interview by Chimamanda Adichie begins at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public at Tiedtke Concert Hall  at Rollins College. Check online for additional daytime events.
    More info: 407-646-2666.
    Free Admission.
  • February 23, 2012
    Velvet Sessions
    Rock & Roll Happy Hour held the last Thursday of the month at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando.
    Admission charge varies according to the month's theme.
  • February 23, 2012
    DOP Social
    Held at different locations on select dates, a minimal admission price includes complimentary drinks.
  • February 24, 2012
    Sanford Art Walk
    On the 4th Friday of the month, Historic Sanford Welcome Center presents a monthly juried art show.  Stroll through the art venues of Historic Downtown Sanford as you mingle with the artists and enjoy live music, food and art.
    Free admission.
  • February 24 - 26, 2012
    Central Florida Boat Show
    The International Boat Show comes to the Orange County Convention Center for 4 days showcasing boats of all shapes and sizes.
    Admission charge.
  • February 25, 2012
    Celery City Cruisers Car Show
    On the last Saturday of the month in Downtown Sanford, take part in the events of one of the oldest car clubs in Central Florida. 
    Free admission.
  • February 26, 2012
    Music at the Casa
    At the beautiful Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum in Winter Park, enjoy an open house with live music on Sundays from 12 - 3pm​.
    Free admission.
  • February TBD, 2012
    Coppers & Choppers
    Crane's Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte, from noon to 6 pm, the Altamonte Springs Police Department presents their Coppers & Choppers Bike Show. This family friendly event will have vendors, professional builders, bike exhibits, safety displays, a police motorcycle display and great food. There will be professionally judged shows in Pro and Amateur Divisions in many different bike classes.
    Free admission.