6 Things To Do in Central Florida: Feb. 5 to Feb. 11


Each week, ClickOrlando.com will select 6 things to do in the Central Florida area in the upcoming week.

Whether you are looking for something fun to do with the family, an outing with your friends or a weekend getaway, ClickOrlando.com has you covered.

For more community events, visit News 6's community calendar.

Saturday, Feb. 6: Orlando Chili Cook-Off at Orlando Festival Park, 2911 East Robinson Street, Orlando.
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. General admission tickets purchased in advance: $15. Chili samples, live music, giveaways, raffle items, kids zone, the World Chili Eating Challenge and paparazzi zone. More info. 

Saturday, Feb. 6: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits at Amway Center. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $12. More info.

Saturday, Feb. 6: 2nd Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Parade and Festival in Downtown Sanford. Mardi Gras Parade from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sanford Avenue. Street party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m on 2nd Street and Palmetto Avenue. Food and live entertainment. Proceeds will support Meals on Wheels. More info.

Saturday, Feb. 6-Sunday, Feb. 7: 41st Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival at Downtown Mount Dora. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Art, music, food available for purchase. Donations accepted for arts programs. More info.

Sunday, Feb. 7: Valentine Concert in Central Park, Winter Park. 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy music. More info.

Tuesday, Feb. 9: 9th Annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration on Historic Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. The parade will travel from South Atlantic Avenue to turn south on Flagler Avenue and end on Pine Street. Mardi Gras-themed music and food specials at 10 venues along the Avenue. More info.