9 things to do this weekend: Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mardi Gras at Universal and more

ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking for something to do this weekend?

Here are nine things happening in Central Florida.

1. Mount Dora Arts Festival

The Mount Dora Arts Festival will be happening this weekend.

The event will feature paintings, sculptures, clay, mixed media, photography, fiber art, fine fabricated jewelry and more.

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The event also features a free kid zone, festival food and live entertainment throughout the weekend.

It’s free to attend.

Click here to learn more.

2. Black History Month: The SOKO Marketplace in Historic Hannibal Square

The SOKO Marketplace in Historic Hannibal Square starts this weekend.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

It features vendors, music and free yoga weekly, right in the heart of the historic district of Hannibal Square.

The marketplace will support minority-owned businesses.

To learn more, click here.

3. SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival is happening this weekend.

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The parks said families can enjoy over 200 chef-and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas.

The festival will happen every Thursday through Sunday from Feb. 4 to May 8.

4. Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is back this weekend with live concerts, parades and great food from around the world.

Musical legends, global superstars and Grammy-nominated DJs are some of the acts you’ll be able to see as part of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration.

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Click here to learn more.

5. Dragons & Fairies at Leu Gardens

“Dragons & Fairies” is debuting at Harry P. Leu Gardens now through March 6.

The story features large-scale lighting installations, lots of surprises and nine animatronic dragons.

To learn more, click here.

6. Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight will perform at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this weekend.

The seven-time Grammy winner will perform at 8 p.m. Friday.

Click here for ticket information.

7. Orlando Magic vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The Orlando Magic will take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the Amway Center this weekend.

The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday.

8. Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades

The Orlando Solar Bears will go head-to-head with the Florida Everblades at the Amway Center.

The game starts Friday at 7 p.m.

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9. 87th annual Bach Festival

The annual Bach Festival kicks off this weekend.

Organizers said it has been a Central Florida music tradition since it was founded in 1935.

For three weeks in February the Bach Festival Choir, Orchestra, and guest artists fill Winter Park with choral, orchestral and chamber music.

To learn more, click here.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.