February 2024 Events in Central Florida

Epcot Festival of The Arts

Indulge your senses in a celebration of creativity at the Epcot Festival of the Arts, a delightful convergence of culinary and visual arts set against the magical backdrop of Orlando in February.


Culinary Art:

Prepare to feast your eyes and taste buds on a culinary adventure like no other. Various Food Studios at Epcot present a delectable array of imaginative, art-inspired dishes and beverages crafted by Disney chefs. Whether you prefer signature dining or quick bites, the festival offers a diverse smorgasbord of edible delights, each a masterpiece in its own right.

Visual Art:

Embark on a visual journey throughout World Showcase, where a dazzling array of art awaits. Explore paintings, jewelry, chalk art, handcrafts, and unique photo opportunities. With over 100 talented artists showcasing their work in various styles and disciplines, the Festival Markets provide the perfect opportunity to purchase new discoveries and meet the artists in person.

Live Entertainment:

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series returns to the 2024 Festival of the Arts, bringing to life the magic of Broadway with dazzling songs and show-stopping performances by Disney on Broadway stars.



Artful Fun for All Ages:

Disney on Broadway Concert Series with three shows every evening

Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, a delightful food stroll highlighting five sweet and savory offerings

Over 100 Disney and visiting artists displaying must-see masterpieces

Showcase Plaza Stage featuring musical acts Art Defying Gravity and Visual Art in Performance

Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating 50 Years of Magic, showcasing Disney Imagineers from around the world

Artful Photo Ops for unique selfies and photos

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt

The Animation Academy with Disney artists giving step-by-step lessons in drawing Disney characters

Expression Section: Paint-by-Number Mural, where guests can help complete a larger-than-life piece of art created for the festival by Disney Imagineers

Chalk Art on the bridge between Future World and World Showcase, showcasing amazing 3D and 2D work by imaginative chalk artists, with Disney character drawings tucked away in corners throughout World Showcase

Kid’s Chalk Art, allowing children to create their own masterpieces

Spin Art, a unique experience where guests can create their own works of art by “spinning” them to life using a custom-made stationary bicycle.

Event Details:


When: January 12 to February 19, 2024

Where: Epcot

Web: Festival of the Arts


Busch Gardens Mardi Gras

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant celebration of Mardi Gras as the festivities kick off at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay on January 15th, extending through select dates until March 5th, 2024. Experience the lively spirit of New Orleans with open-air entertainment and strolling performers who’ll be tossing out festival beads to add an extra dash of excitement.


No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without indulging in mouthwatering delights, and Busch Gardens has you covered. Dive into the flavors of the season with signature shrimp po’ boys, hearty jambalaya, or soul-satisfying gumbo. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the opportunity to savor iconic treats like beignets, a true Mardi Gras classic.



For those looking to savor a variety of culinary delights, the food and beverage samplers offer a fantastic option. Choose from a sampler pack of 5 samples for $34.99 or go all-in with 10 samples for $44.99, ensuring you get a taste of the diverse and delectable offerings available during this festive season.


Event Details:

When: Select dates from January 15th to March 5th, 2024

Where: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Web: Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens


Real Music Masters

Prepare for the return of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s most enduring concert series – the Real Music Series. Immerse yourself in an array of all-new live music performances featuring world-class tributes, nostalgic musical acts, and chart-topping artists. Witness your favorite performers grace the Stanleyville Theater stage, creating unforgettable moments filled with music and entertainment.


Event Details:

When: January 9th – February 25th, 2024

Where: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Web: Real Music Series


Seaworld Seven Seas Food Festival

Experience a culinary adventure this February in Orlando with the Seven Seas Festival at SeaWorld. Taking place on select dates from early February, this festival invites you to embark on a global journey, immersing yourself in the diverse traditions of international street food. Enhance your experience with live music spanning the genres of country, Latin, and rock, creating the perfect atmosphere as you indulge in a variety of delectable flavors.

As you explore the park, savor the tastes of local craft beers and a plethora of delicious offerings, making each step a delightful culinary discovery. The Seven Seas Festival at SeaWorld promises to be a feast for the senses, where food, music, and culture converge for an unforgettable experience.


Event Details:

When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays – February 2nd – May 19th, 2024

Where: SeaWorld, 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Web: SeaWorld SevenSeas Festival


Orlando in February: Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Immerse yourself in the ultimate Florida celebration at Mardi Gras – a spectacular event featuring family fun, live music, and a gastronomic extravaganza. From February 3 through April 7, 2024, indulge in the festivities at Universal Studios, Orlando.

Delight your taste buds with a global food fest boasting over 70 delectable dishes and beverages from various corners of the world. Experience the lively streets transformed into a Big Easy bash, featuring energetic dancers, stilt performers adorned in extraordinary costumes, brass band musicians, and an abundance of colorful beads.

Make your Mardi Gras experience even more memorable by exploring the Mardi Gras Tribute Store, where new merchandise awaits. For an upgraded adventure, consider the Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience. Toss beads from a Mardi Gras float during the dazzling parade and savor a 3-course meal at renowned eateries like The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, NBC Sports Grill and Brew, Finnegan’s Bar and Grill, or Lombard’s Seafood Grille. This exclusive experience, priced at $84.99 plus tax per person, includes one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and one non-alcoholic beverage, along with a Mardi Gras parade float rider reservation on the same day. Passholders enjoy special discounts; call 407-224-7554 to secure your reservation.

The best part? No extra ticket is required—all Mardi Gras events are included in your regular admission.

Event Details:

When: February 3 through April 7, 2024

Where: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Web: Mardi Gras


SeaWorld Mardi Gras

Join in the Mardi Gras festivities at SeaWorld Orlando, where delectable food, seasonal cocktails, and live music await on select dates.

Event Details:

When: February 8-18, 2024

Where: SeaWorld Orlando

Web: SeaWorld Events


Sunset Walk Entertainment

Discover the vibrant atmosphere of The Promenade at Sunset Walk, a favorite hangout conveniently located near our vacation homes.

Nestled just off the US-192 at Margaritaville Orlando Resort, this lively destination offers an array of enticing eateries, diverse stores, an escape game, a movie theater, game center, sling shot, and captivating live entertainment. The venue hosts weekly car and truck shows, artisan markets, and various regular events, making it a dynamic hub for all.

Enjoy the convenience of ample free parking and free entry for everyone. Here’s a glimpse of the regular events at Sunset Walk:

Show Car Saturday Nights – 4 pm

Every Saturday, vintage cars from 1987 or earlier gather for a display of classic beauties. Experience a live DJ, a party atmosphere, and live music to follow.

Sunday Car & Truck Show – February 11th, 2024 – 11 am to 2 pm

Collectors of classic cars and trucks showcase their vehicles, accompanied by DJ Don spinning classic rock tunes.

Sunset Live – Tuesday through Sunday

Visit the Promenade Plaza Stage for performances by regional and local bands and artists. Showtimes vary, so be sure to check the calendar of events.

The Market at The Promenade at Sunset Walk – Saturdays – from 6 pm

Featuring local craft and specialty vendors from across Central Florida.

Promenade Plaza Thursdays – from 6 pm

Showcasing the best art and décor vendors from Central Florida, along with live music.

Fired-Up Fridays – from 5 pm

Experience a car and truck show with all makes and models, a live DJ, and live bands.

American Elton – February 1st, 2024 – 5-9.30 pm

Enjoy a tribute to Elton John at The Wharf. Tickets start from $15, book online.

Big Game Watch Party – February 11th, 2024 – from 2 pm

Multiple big screens at various locations, pre-game live music and DJ, street performers, stilt walkers, street cornhole, pet-friendly. Outdoor seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fat Tuesday Street Party – February 13th, 2024 – from 5 pm onwards

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Sunset Walk with live music, a live DJ, Mardi Gras street performers, lots of beads, craft vendors, the Mardi Gras Express Train, and more.


Event Details:

Where: The Promenade at Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Web: Sunset Walk Events


 Megacon Orlando 2024

Prepare for an out-of-this-world experience as the premier science fiction, horror, and anime event in the southeast lands in Orlando.

Embark on a four-day extravaganza that brings you up close and personal with comic book stars and an array of captivating attractions, including the Master of Cosplay Southeast qualifier, Celebrity Photo Ops, Autograph Sessions, Tattoo Pavilion, Artist Alley, and Star Wars Events by the 501st Legion, among many others. Explore the full lineup of Megacon Attractions to plan your immersive journey.

Countless stars await to make your experience unforgettable, offering autographs and photo sessions (book your slot in advance) or just being cool dudes.

Dive into the world of cosplay with a multitude of guests, including renowned figures like Jessica Nigri, Soni Aralynn, and many more. Visit the website to discover when your favorite celebrities will be gracing the event with their presence.


Event Details:

When: February 1st – 4th, 2024

Where: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Web: Megacon Orlando


Osceola County Fair

Experience 10 days of pure family fun at the Osceola County Fair!

Tickets for this exciting event are priced at $5.00 to $8.00 for adults, $3.00 to $5.00 for children aged 5-11, $3.00 for seniors (60+), and children aged 4 and under get in free.

Live entertainment is guaranteed to keep everyone entertained, featuring Rosaire’s Royal Racers, comic artist Kenny Ahern, the IFLIP trampoline show, Max Power and Nitro, Dr. Magical Balloons, Team Sandtastic, H.A.Y.L.O.F.T., and Eudora Farms Petting Zoo.


Event Details:

When: February 9th – February 18th, 2024

Where: Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Web: Osceola County Fair


Monster Bulls

Get ready for the adrenaline-pumping 11th annual Monster Bulls event, set to take place at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. On Saturday at 7:30 pm, witness the exhilarating spectacle as professional bull riders gear up for “the wildest eight seconds ride on earth.” Brace yourself for the intense struggle as they strive to hold on to nearly 2000 pounds of raging bull, making it the self-proclaimed “most dangerous and exciting event of rodeo.”

Experience the thrill as three groups of riders compete fiercely for the coveted top spot, substantial prize money, and, of course, the bragging rights that come with conquering the biggest and baddest bred Silver Spurs bulls.

This event goes beyond the arena, as a portion of the proceeds raised through attendance will be dedicated to supporting a local deserving cause. In the past, these contributions have benefited causes such as breast cancer awareness and scholarships for motivated students.


Event Details:

When: February 10th, 2024

Where: 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Web: Silver Spurs Rodeo


Silver Spurs Rodeo

Explore the rich rodeo heritage deeply embedded in Florida’s history, once a way of life for Osceola ranchers. Today, Kissimmee proudly hosts the largest rodeo event east of the Mississippi – the renowned Silver Spurs Rodeo.

This iconic event gathers PRCA professionals who engage in all seven rodeo events, vying for a total prize money pool of $100,000. A family-friendly extravaganza, the Silver Spurs Rodeo showcases thrilling competitions such as Bareback Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, and Tie-Down Roping. The arena comes alive with interval shows featuring the resident rodeo clown, and kids aged 6-10 can participate in the exciting Calf Scramble.



Tickets to the rodeo are priced at $25 for adults, with kids 10 and under enjoying free admission on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, tickets are $20 per adult, and once again, kids 10 and under can attend for free.


Event Details:

When: Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 7:30 pm | Friday, February 16, 2024, at 7:30 pm | Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 7:30 pm | Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 2:00 pm

Where: 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Web: Silver Spurs Rodeo


Paws in the Park 2024

Make a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of shelter pets by joining the 29th Annual Paws in the Park. This event, held at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, is a heartfelt show of support for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency.

Paws in the Park stands as Orlando’s premier dog festival, boasting a variety of engaging activities for both big and small dogs. Highlights include a pet costume contest, photo stations, a vibrant vendor marketplace, delectable food trucks, Pet Alliance swag, and much more!


Event Details:

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando

Web: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando


DeLand Mardi Gras Dog Parade & Festival

Get ready for the DeLand Annual Dog Parade, and this year, it’s all about “Mardi Gras in La Habana.” Watch as the dogs hit the streets dressed in vibrant Mardi Gras attire with a Caribbean flare, turning Downtown DeLand into a lively celebration. The event includes an exciting costume contest featuring seven categories.


Event Details:

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2024, at 11 am

Where: Downtown DeLand

Web: DeLand Dog Parade


Taste of Winter Haven 2024

Indulge in the culinary delights of Winter Haven at the exclusive Taste of Winter Haven, an evening tailored for adults, featuring a sampling of local cuisine, beer, and wine complemented by live music.

Please note that attendees must be 21 or older to join this sophisticated event. Secure your spot by purchasing tickets online for $40.


Event Details:

When: Thursday, February 15th, 2024, from 6 pm to 9 pm

Where: Venue 650, 650 6th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Web: Taste of Winter Haven


Antiques & Collectors Extravaganza

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary three-day event boasting over 800 vendors offering a diverse array of antiques, collectibles, vintage items, and more. The expansive show takes place outdoors, under open-air buildings and tents, encompassing both the Indoor Antiques Center and the Street of Shops at the Antiques Center.

Ticket options include a Three-Day Pass for $15, Friday admission for $10, Saturday admission for $6, and Sunday admission for $4. Parking is complimentary for all attendees.

In addition to the main event, the Flea and Farmers Market awaits on both Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm, offering free admission for shoppers looking to explore unique finds.


Event Details:

When: February 16th, 17th, 18th, 2024

Where: Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center, 20651 US Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Web: Renningers


Ribs on The Ridge

Prepare your taste buds for a day of indulgence at Ribs on the Ridge, where a bounty of BBQ delights awaits alongside lively musical performances and a showcase of arts and crafts. As one of the Florida BBQ Association’s premier competitions, skilled pitmasters from across the southeast will vie for ultimate bragging rights. For more BBQ festival experiences, explore our comprehensive Florida BBQ Festivals Guide.


Event Details:

When: February 17th, 2024, from 10 am to 7 pm

Where: Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL 33844

Admission: Free


Daytona Speedweeks

Rev up your engines for the kick-off of the NASCAR season at Daytona International Speedway, leading up to the thrilling culmination of the Daytona 500.

Experience a racing extravaganza like no other, as concerts and celebrations infuse the atmosphere with unparalleled energy, creating a one-of-a-kind vibe unmatched anywhere in the racing world. Anticipate packed stands and a wall-to-wall crowd immersed in the excitement.


Event Details:

Daytona 500: February 18th, 2024

Where: Daytona Speedway, 400 West to Clyde Morris Blvd

Web: DaytonaSpeedway


Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Experience a burst of vibrant blooms at Epcot during the enchanting Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. Immerse yourself in a visual feast with floating gardens, captivating topiaries, horticultural displays, and irresistible temptations for your taste buds. As an added treat, the Garden Rocks Concert Series makes a grand return with a stellar lineup of headline acts.



The Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is undeniably awesome and stands as one of our cherished events in Orlando during April. Don’t let this floral extravaganza pass you by!


Event Details:

When: Daily from February 28th to May 27th, 2024

Where: Epcot, Walt Disney World

Web: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival


Music On The Bay (MOTB)

Indulge in the laid-back vibes of a rustic, adults-only hangout with live music at the top-notch annual “Trop-Rock” festival in Tampa.

This exclusive music festival is tailored for adults aged 21 and above, offering a fantastic experience set against the backdrop of Tampa’s scenic surroundings.

Taking place from February 28th to March 3rd, 2024, at Whiskey Joe’s Barefoot Beach Bar on 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, this event promises a stellar concert lineup. Check out the website for the full details.

Making the experience even more meaningful, all charitable contributions will benefit Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.


Event Details:

When: February 28th – March 3rd, 2024

Where: Whiskey Joe’s Barefoot Beach Bar, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa

Web: Music On The Bay


Florida Strawberry Festival

Get ready to indulge in all things strawberries at the Florida Strawberry Festival, where the celebration goes beyond the sweet red fruit. Alongside the delightful treats like strawberry shortcake, this festival boasts an incredible concert lineup featuring some of the best Country acts of all time.

Beyond the music, treat yourself to free and premium headline entertainment, explore unique crafts at the Neighborhood Village, take a spin on over 80 thrilling rides at the fairground, and participate in entertaining contests.

This family-friendly event caters to all ages, ensuring there’s something enjoyable for everyone.


Event Details:

When: February 29th – March 10th, 2024

Where: 303 N Lemon St, Plant City, FL 33563

Web: Florida Strawberry Festival


Orlando in March: Central Florida Fair

Experience the magic of one of Florida’s favorite fairs as Orlando welcomes the Central Florida Fair in March. With its roots dating back to 1910, this iconic fair has become a staple, attracting an impressive average of 250,000 visitors annually. Offering a plethora of entertainment for all ages, it’s no wonder the Central Florida Fair is ranked among the top 5 fairs in the state. The fair is dedicated to celebrating the rich tapestry of agriculture, education, history, and cultural heritage in Central Florida.

Witness the creativity on display in various artistic categories, from food and baked goods to canned items and intricately decorated cakes. Engage in informative and enjoyable demonstrations by top chefs in the stage kitchen.

Explore the shared educational expertise on topics ranging from flowers, gardening, water conservation, landscaping, to animals and veterinary insights. The fair proudly showcases over 2,000 animals in its impressive livestock displays.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere created by 100 groups providing music and dancing on three separate stages. It’s a celebration of community, talent, and tradition.


Event Details:

When: February 29th – March 10th, 2024

Where: Central Florida Fair, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

Web: Central Florida Fair