Universal's Mardi Gras, The Big Bounce America, and More Fun Things to Do in Orlando This Weekend

The annual Mardi Gras event at Universal Orlando is fun for the entire family. Photo courtesy of Universal
The annual Mardi Gras event at Universal Orlando is fun for the entire family. Photo courtesy of Universal

Looking for the best things to do in Orlando this first weekend of February? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list.

This weekend in Orlando, kids (and adults!) can bounce to their heart's content at The Big Bounce America at Dezerland Park. Get your fix of carnival food and enjoy fun rides at the Oviedo Mall Carnival. Orlando theme parks are popping this weekend with the start of Universal's Mardi Gras and SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival. Kick off Black History Month with an African American Read-In at Orlando Public Library this Sunday. Plus, if you haven't already, register your preschooler for a FREE preschool pass at these fun Central Florida attractions!

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Places featured in this article:


Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Orange County Regional History Center

Universal Orlando CityWalk

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake

Disney Wilderness Preserve

Gemini Springs Park

Geneva Wilderness Area

Hidden Waters Preserve

Hontoon Island State Park

Rock Springs at Kelly Park

Little Econ Greenway

Shingle Creek Regional Park

Trout Lake Nature Center

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Pappy's Patch U-Pick
Lunar New Year Dragon Parade in Central Florida
Mills 50 District - 11:00 AM Pick
$5 Family Films at Oviedo Mall
Oviedo Mall - 1:00 PM Pick
Jack Hartmann Live in Orlando
Majestic Event Center - 3:00 PM Pick
Garden Bros Nuclear Circus
The Florida Mall - various times Pick
Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Walt Disney World - Epcot - various times Pick
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