February Happenings on International Drive

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Visiting I-Drive this February? Whether you’re looking to plan a romantic getaway this month for Valentine’s Day, or simply looking to make the great escape for a good time in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood, there are plenty of exciting events happening this month that you won’t want to miss.


Family Fun
Hitting I-Drive with the family this month? Don’t miss Elmo’s Birthday Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando this month.
Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday daily from January 29th through February 3rd with meet-and-greets, a family-friendly DJ, photo opportunities with your favorite furry friends, and even more surprises in select locations around Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld! This event is included with your park admission, so if you’ll be in the area don’t miss it!
From February 4th through May 8th, head to SeaWorld Orlando every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for their Seven Seas Food Festival. Dive into an ocean of flavor and fun at this popular annual event that offers over 200 distinct offerings that are mostly new this year! Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 wine and cocktail selections and 75 craft beers!
In addition to the many tastes available at this event, you can also enjoy a taste of rock, country, Latin, or 90s throwbacks during live music shows, and various other special events that will bring even more diverse entertainment and surprises on certain holidays during that time.
Get ready to sip and sample your way around the world with exciting flavors, local craft beers, and live performances, in a festival that brings guests exquisite flavors to top off exhilarating coasters and extraordinary animals at one of Orlando’s favorite theme parks.
Party Time! Mardi Gras is BACK!
Forget about your inhibitions, forget about who’s watching! It’s time to let loose at Universal’s Mardi Gras. The beads, parades, concerts, and delicious grub is back and if you’re looking for the loudest, wildest blowout this side of the Bayou, you can’t miss it!
Enjoy food from New Orleans and dishes inspired by the diverse tastes and flavors from around the world every night. It’s Florida’s Biggest Party, and is a can’t miss annual Orlando event

Conventions and Shows

Salsa Festival
Grab your dancing shoes because the BIG Salsa Festival is a three day Latin event featuring some of the greatest names in performing arts and music!
February 17th through February 22nd, head to Hyatt Regency Orlando to enjoy dance classes, amazing performances, and latin dance parties! Whether you’re looking to improve and advance your techniques, or simply want to learn how to dance, there will be something for all skill levels. Come learn from talented dancers from the world and our local community. Learn more today
If you’re a BMW enthusiast, you can’t miss this one! Head to Dezerland Park on February 19th and 20th for an indoor and outdoor car show, exhaust competition, and burnout competition! Bring the whole family and enjoy checking out the many BMWs, from classic to new and everything in between, in addition to the many other exciting attractions that call Dezerland Park home, like their very own car museum, indoor go-karting, trampoline park, mini golf course, shopping, restaurants and more!
Comic Crazed!
The Coliseum Roadshow is taking to Rosen Plaza Hotel for a Coliseum of Comics’ Geeky Garage Sale
February 25th through the 27th enjoy this free event on International Drive where you can browse comic hard covers, trade paperbacks, back issues, toys, action figures, classic and modern RPG books, games, statues and more! If you’re a comic lover looking to add to your collection at great prices, this is your chance!
Each day there will be special discounts on specific items at varying times throughout the event, so get the event schedule and plan to come out and enjoy a day of everything comics.
The I-Drive Business District has teamed up with Fusion Fest to bring you this new Dining Experience event series that lets you enjoy a full course meal, drink, live entertainment, storytelling and chef talk with various dining destinations in the area featuring cuisine and cultures from around the globe. February 24th will be the second Diversitastic Dining event and will feature Africa, at the Serengeti Restaurant at the Bronze Kingdom Museum
Not only will this event be a dining experience to remember, but you’ll end up learning a lot about African culture and cuisine, and by purchasing a ticket you are helping support local, small, family-owned restaurants and artists in Central Florida.
Get the details today

Live Entertainment

If you’re hoping to enjoy live entertainment during your visit, there’s always entertainment to enjoy along International Drive.
If you’re looking for a laugh, be sure to check out Orlando’s favorite comedy dinner show venue, Orlando Improv, to catch various comedians, from headliners who are huge names in the industry, to comedians who are up and coming. You can find the schedule of artists hitting the stage this month here
Catch all the biggest names in music and comedy at the “Coliseum of Rock n’ Roll” AKA Hard Rock Live. This month catch these big names;
And if you’re simply looking for a casual place where you can enjoy some good grub, cold brews, and live entertainment on a whim, Tin Roof Orlando and Ole Red Orlando always have something going down.
See a full list of live entertainment happening on International Drive this month here

Looking for Romance

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re hoping to plan a romantic outing in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood, be sure to check out ICON Park’s, "Sweet on You" package available all month long.
For a single price, guests can enjoy a private ride on The Wheel along with many other romantic perks. For $115 plus tax, couples who book the “I’m Sweet On You” package will receive:
  • A private capsule on The Wheel for two with two rotations (that’s 40 minutes taking in the romantic views of the City Beautiful)
  • One bottle of sparkling wine with a keepsake coozie (Both guests must be at least 21 years old)
  • Two mini cupcakes from Let's Jess Bake at The Wheelhouse Market Food Hall
  • VIP photo package including unlimited digital downloads to commemorate your special evening
Enjoy a ride in The Wheel with a romantic playlist playing in the background, or even opt to play your own playlist, and enjoy taking to the Orlando sky with your love with this ICONic Orlando Valentine’s Day experience! Get the details today
Love is in the air on I-Drive, so stay tuned for a blog post next week that will cover all of the Valentine’s Day specials so you can start planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in the heart of Orlando.
There’s a lot going down on I-Drive this February, so check out all of the exciting events happening this month and get in on the action.