Why not be romantic AND budget savvy this Valentine’s Day in Orlando? We’ve selected a long list of inexpensive events and free things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Orlando. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, we included events from Thursday, Feb. 9 to Feb. 14 to keep the romance going strong! Whether you like to connect through live outdoor concerts or museum exhibitions, there is an event for whatever floats your boat. Most of the Valentine’s Day events are FREE or under $20 each. For even more ideas, read: 25 romantic Orlando dates under $25.
Sanford’s Alive After 5
Feb. 9, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free street party with live music, local artists and food vendors.
Popcorn Flicks in the Park
Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Pack a picnic and blankets for a free movie in Winter Park’s Central Park. The romantic feature is, “Harold and Maude.”
Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of food, wine, shopping and showcases by Orlando-based artists. For a $15 fee, you’ll receive a glass and map of 25 locations for tasty samples.
Love Your Shorts Film Festival
The festival an annual showcase of short films at Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. After enjoying a flick, go for a stroll along the beautiful Riverwalk. Tickets are $8.
Mount Dora Art Splash
Feb. 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Walk around downtown Mount Dora to experience art in all forms – galleries, sidewalk artists, performers and musicians.
Art & Romantic Music in the Park
Feb. 10, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Snuggle up for a fun evening under the stars with live music, art exhibits and culinary delights from the Food Truck Bazaar at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry. Free entry.
Lakeridge Winery Winefest
Feb. 10 & 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sip and savor the results from a bountiful harvest, enjoy live music, free tours, tastings, and arts and crafts vendors. Entry is a $2 donation.
Wine Down at Quantum Leap Winery
Feb. 10, 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
Live music, food trucks and wine. Entry is free but food and wine are an additional cost.
Heavenly Love Planetarium Show
Feb. 10, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 11, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Discover the romance behind the tapestry of the night sky at the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College. Tickets are $6 each.
Valentine’s Concert at Leu Gardens
Feb. 11, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of music in the beautiful gardens. Bring a picnic, wine and blanket. Advance tickets are $15 per person, plus tax.
SEE ALSO: 25 romantic Orlando dates under $25
Free entry to Morse MuseumNow through Feb. 28, the museum is offering free admission to the galleries to commemorate its 75th anniversary.
Old Florida Outdoor Festival
Apopka’s Old Florida Outdoor festival is returning this year and it’s free! Enjoy concerts, fireworks, BBQ championship, a car show, kids’ games and rides. Parking is $10.
Indie Folk Fest at the Mennello Museum
Feb. 11, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring your picnic and blankets for a cozy afternoon of art, music, food and drinks in the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden overlooking serene Lake Formosa. Free entry.
Music at the Casa
Feb. 12, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit the historic Casa Feliz for a free tour and live music.
Valentine’s Day Carillon Concert
Feb. 14, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy a beautiful afternoon at Bok Tower Gardens while the bells ring in romance and love fills the air. $14 admission to gardens.
SAK’S Comedy Valentine’s Show
Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
A couple that laughs together stays together. This 90-minute improv show will have you laughing until it hurts. Tickets are $20.