February Happenings

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
February is upon us, and here on International Drive, we’re revving up for a month full of fun events and experiences!
If you’re visiting Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this month, check out these can’t-miss events and get in on the fun.

Hit the theme parks!

February is the perfect month to hit the theme parks, with cooler temps lingering from Winter and sunny days that remind us Spring is just around the corner. If you’re planning on heading to your favorite theme parks during your visit, don’t miss out on these fan-favorite events happening this month!

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival

Weekends on I-Drive just got even more delicious with the return of SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival! Every Thursday through Sunday this month head to Seaworld to sip and sample your way around the world with exciting flavors and local craft beers, plus live entertainment!
Check out these headliners hitting the Bayside Stadium stage this month: 
  • En Vogue- February 4th
  • REO Speedwagon- February 5th
  • The Commodores- February 11th
  • Bee Gee's & Beatles Tribute Bands- February 12th
  • Collective Soul- February 18th
  • Jerry Rivera- February 19th
  • Don McLean- February 25th
  • Ludacris- February 26th
Find all the event details here, and start planning your trip to SeaWorld this February!

Mardi Gras at SeaWorld

SeaWorld is also kicking off the Mardi Gras festivities on February 16th this year and will keep the party going strong through February 26th!
This event is an annual favorite of party-goers everywhere. Here is what to expect this year:
  • Pop-Up-Parade - Watch as the Wild Arctic Plaza come to life as entertainers, bead captains, stilt walkers, and musicians fill the streets of SeaWorld bringing the Mardi Gras spirit to life in the heart of Orlando.
  • Live Music - Immerse yourself in the music of New Orleans with SeaWorld’s bands filling the air with the sounds of Cajun and jazz classics! 
  •  Street Party - Enjoy the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street with a DJ, street performers, and more taking over the Wild Arctic Plaza! 
And of course, any Mardi Gras celebration isn’t complete without some good grub! Dig into classic Gulf Coast flavors including beignets, Po’ boys, and southern libations. Get the details here, and get ready to kick off Mardi Gras in true Orlando-style this February!

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

The Mardi Gras celebrations are kicking off at Universal. This popular Orlando attraction is going beyond the bayou this year with a new event that kicks off this month: Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval.
Go beyond the bayou with a party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world! With nightly parades featuring spectacular floats, flavors from the bayou to Brazil and beyond, and live music all around with special concerts on select nights - there’s no doubt this new event will be a lively and delicious, one-of-a-kind celebration.
Check out this concert lineup:
  • Patti LaBelle - February 4th
  • JVKE - February 10th 
  • Goo Goo Dolls - February 11th
  • Maren Morris - February 18th
  • WILLOW - February 19th
  • 3 Doors Down - February 25th
Admission to this event is included with your park admission and will only run from February 4th through the 16th, so get all the details today

Shows & Honing Your Hobbies

If you’re looking to make February a productive month, check out these exciting conventions happening at the Orange County Convention Center this month.

Pokémon Regional Championships: February 3rd - 5th

Watch or compete, for up to $65,000 in prizes, scholarships, and gift cards, as well as coveted Championship Points for an invitation to the World Championships! Tournaments for this event are the Video Game (Scarlet or Violet), Pokémon Go! and the Trading Card Game. Competitors bring their own competition-ready Pokémon Go! team, Video Game team or 60-card deck and get ready to battle!
Bring the whole family along, there will be side events and games for all ages and skill levels, live streams, vendors, and a Japanese artist who created over 500 Pokémon cards with be present. Get the details today.
Credit: ​​CollectaCon

Orlando Collect-A-Con: February 25 & 26th

Get ready to attend the Nation's Largest trading card, Anime, and pop culture convention! This epic collectibles trade show will boast over 500 dealers with the hottest collectibles and will showcase celebrities, special guests, box breaks, sports cards, comics, video games, vintage toys and more! This incredible event is fun for collectors of all ages, so bring the whole family and enjoy delicious food options, kids' zones with free play, activities and entertainment, and more! Get the details here.

Home & Garden Show: February 24th - 26th

As you look forward to Spring and begin thinking about the home improvement projects you’re hoping to scratch off your ‘to-do’ list, a stop at the Home and Garden show is a must!
This convention show has everything you need to turn your home improvement and outdoor projects from fantasy to reality! Enjoy strolling through thousands of square feet of exhibits featuring the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, and more!
This is a can’t-miss for anyone planning to jump into home improvement projects in 2023. Get the details here

Super Bowl LVII

Carve out some time during your visit to catch the big day on Sunday, February 12th! If you’re hoping to enjoy premium viewing of the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Philadelphia Eagles, you’re in luck!

The Pointe Orlando

The Pointe is hosting a Super Bowl Watch Party complete with a massive screen that can be seen from around the courtyard! Many dining spots at The Pointe will also be showing the game, including Cuba Libre, The Hampton SocialMain Event Entertainment, and The Pub Orlando. Whether you’re kicking back in the courtyard with a cold one and watching the game on the big screen or cheering your team on over a delicious meal at one of these dining spots, it’s sure to be a game day experience to remember! Get the details here.

Kings Dining and Entertainment

King’s will also be hosting a Super Bowl party! Because what makes for a better game day than bowling, beer, and big screens? Get all the details about this free event and reserve a spot for your group today


Aside from the many talented comedians who will take the stage at Orlando Improv, and amazing live performances happening at some of Orlando’s favorite entertainment venues like Hard Rock LiveOld Red Orlando, and Tin Roof Orlando through the month, there are a few special entertainment highlights for this month:

Country Nights at Pirates Dinner Adventure Show

Round up the family, grab your cowboy boots, and head to a new and exciting interactive, family dinner experience at Pirates Dinner Adventure Show that is sure to be a good ole Southern time! Country Nights Live was created with families in mind. This show features live music, dancing, delicious food, and an interactive experience that will transport you from the big city to a classic Southern hoedown.
Dig into a mouth-watering spread of country cooking, and then get ready for a knee-slapping, foot-stomping, good time during this interactive show that lets you become part of the action and learn how to do real country dances!
From February 2nd - 25th, enjoy an exclusive look at this all-new show and save 50% off your tickets. To redeem this offer, visit www.countrynightslive.com and use code CNL502023 at checkout. Get all the show details here

Hyatt Regency

This month the Hyatt Regency will be hosting two special events that you won’t want to miss!
Do you love cabaret?
Head to Hyatt Regency on February 18th for their Broadway on the Rocks event to enjoy an exclusive evening of cabaret in the Rocks Lounge! This show will include a special performance by the Broadway Bradshaws, Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) and Lindsay Northen (WICKED, The Sound of Music). The husband and wife duo will share songs and stories from their lives on stage, accompanied by pianist John Mason. Before the show, enjoy a welcome drink and a selection of hors d'oeuvres from their renowned culinary team. Get all the details and purchase your tickets here

Big Salsa Night

One of Orlando’s premier events that will surely have you counting down the days until the next one, the BIG Salsa Festival is a three-day Latin event featuring some of the greatest names in performing arts and music!
Each day is packed with dance classes, amazing performances, and Latin dance parties into the early morning hours. If you've always wanted to learn how to dance, this is the perfect beginning. If you are looking to improve and advance your techniques, there will be classes for beginners, challenges for the advanced, and everything in between. Learn from the best dancers in the world and our local community. Find all of the event details here
February is upon us, and there’s no shortage of exciting events to enjoy during your visit to I-Drive this month! See a list of events happening in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this February and get in on the fun!