12 Valentine's Day Adventures in Orlando

Celebrate the month of February with some Valentine's day adventures. Here are romantic and fun local ideas that won't hurt the bank.

{ 2/5/16 } Leu Gardens Movie Date Night featuring “What If”
Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden. Blankets or chairs are recommended. Picnic basket dinner and alcohol are permitted. Curbies and Peak Season Pops will be selling grilled items, desserts and drinks.
Admission: $6 adult / $3 child (K-12th grade) / Free for Leu members
Website: http://www.leugardens.org/date-night-movie-february-5-730-p-m/

{ 2/5/16 - 2/7/16 } Orlando Ballet: The Firebird & To Familiar Spaces In Dream
Enchantment, romance and the mysterious Firebird herself are the inspiration for Igor Stravinsky’s classic and masterful score based on Russian legend of an exotic bird’s magical protective feathers.
Tickets: $44 and up
Website: http://www.drphillipscenter.org/shows-and-events/Shows-Events/Orlando-Ballet/20920-orlando-ballet-the-firebird-and-to-familiar-spaces.stml

{ 2/6/16 - 2/7/16 } Mount Dora Arts Festival
Fine arts festival in Downtown Mount Dora with oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, clay, sculpture and photography. The festival features local and regional musical entertainment at a main stage in Donnelly Park.
Admission: Free
Website: http://mountdoracenterforthearts.org/arts-festival/ 

{ 2/6/16 - 2/13/16 } Truffles & Bubbles: Valentine's Chocolate Tasting
Learn to hand dip and package an 8-piece gift box of specialty limited edition truffles with Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park. Choose from: Dark Chocolate Black Cherry Balsamic Dark Chocolate Popping Sriracha (made with popping crystals) Milk Chocolate Mü Coco Cappuccino Milk Chocolate Classic Truffle.
Ticket: $35
Website: https://squareup.com/store/PeterbrookeWP

{ 2/7/16 } Bach Festival Valentine Concert
Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra play an intimate concert in Winter Park’s Central Park. Bring a picnic basket, spread out a blanket and spend the afternoon on Park Avenue.
Admission: Free
Website: http://bachfestivalflorida.org/event/valentine/

{ 2/7/16 } Vintage Valentine
An afternoon of swapping and shopping with food trucks, vinyl, clothing, jewelry, household items, accessories, pop culture items and more.
Admission: Free
Website: http://audubonparkgardens.com/2016/01/29/vintage-valentine/

{ 2/9/16 } Orlando City Open Practice
Orlando City’s Open Practice provide supporters with an up close look at Head Coach Adrian Heath and the team’s preparation for their second season in the nation’s top-flight, as they begin working toward their mission of advancing into the playoffs in the 2016 MLS campaign.
Admission: Free
Website: http://www.orlandocitysc.com/openpractice

{ 2/11/16 } Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
An evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and tastings with over 25 participating businesses.
Ticket: $15 cash only
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/146202299090497/ 

{ 2/12/16 } Retro Game Night
Play treasured games from the past, including Parcheesi, Pictionary, Chinese checkers, Clue, Battleship, Candy Land, Mystery Date, Scrabble, Twister, and classic video games. New additions to Retro Game Night include GIANT games, and karaoke! Pizza, retro snacks, and a bar will be available. 
Admission: $5 advance / $7 non-members / Free for members
Website: http://www.thehistorycenter.org/event/retro-game-night/?event_date=2016-02-12

{ 2/13/16 } Paws in the Park
Orlando's largest dog walk to raise awareness and money to benefit homeless pets.
Registration: Donation varies
Website: http://www.pawsinthepark.org/

{ 2/13/16 } Indie-Folkfest
Love-fest brings together local artists, musicians, and food and drink specialties for a grand picnic in the Sculpture Garden that overlooks Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Cultural Park. Pack your blanket, and spend the afternoon enjoying a nonstop lineup of music. Bring a picnic or indulge in foodie-friendly small plates, and craft cocktails.
Admission: Free and food/drink cost varies
Website: https://orlandofolkfestival.wordpress.com/

{ 2/13/16 } The Dinner Party Project Love Feast
5-course meal with cocktails by Old Forester and beer selection by Redlight Redlight. Also celebrating 5 things to love about Orlando: Downtown Credo, The Human Experience, the Creative City Project, East End Market and Redlight Redlight
Ticket: $75
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-2nd-annual-tdpp-love-feast-tickets-20817937010