Fairs and festivals always have a perfect “date-night” vibe to me. Maybe it’s the lights and the laughter … and the smell of fried goodies. Luckily, here in Central Florida, we have lots of options for a festive Valentine’s events. Here are a few ideas we love:

  • ORLANDO AREA
    • Indulge in champagne, truffles and a view with the ICON Orlando 360 “I’m Sweet On You” Valentine’s package.
    • Participate in a dramatic recreation of one of the most famous dinner parties of all time at the Titanic Dinner Gala. Shows happen nightly.
    • Star-gaze with your sweetie from the Crosby Observatory at Orlando Science Center’s “Star-Studded Evenings.”
    • Live music, wine and more at the 29th Annual Winefest Feb. 8-10 at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont.
    • The perfect date! Fried food, games, rides and lots of lights at the Osceola County Fair happening Feb. 8-17 in Kissimmee.
    • Enjoy a romantic, al fresco dinner at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge’s “Rustic Valendine” event on Valentine’s Day.
    • Revel in stories of the night sky at Heavenly Love: Love Stories of the Night Sky at Emil Buehler Planetarium in Sanford.
  • TAMPA AREA
    • Quaint fishing village, lots of seafood and fun at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 16 & 17.
    • The perfect date! Fried food, games, rides and lots of lights at the Florida State Fair in Tampa happening Feb. 7-18.
    • The Illuminated Knight Parade is a vibrant, colorful celebration of Tampa’s Latin heritage put on by Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago’ and the City of Tampa. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday night!