What’s happening this weekend — ice cream eating competition, famers market, live R&B

Editor’s note: The Story Time on the Farm event this Saturday has been cancelled.  


Bring the kids for a $5 showing of  “Happy Feet” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Regal movie theater, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more.

Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Oviedo Mall Winter Carnival from 5-10 p.m. starting Thursday, Feb. 2 until Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Admission and parking are free. Ride tickets start at $1.50 each. Learn more

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Attend a free Introduction to Houseplants lecture starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Gabriella Plants Shop, 5420 Deep Lake Road in Oviedo. Join Head Grower Brett as you learn about the basics of houseplants, care requirements and major houseplant families. Learn more

Celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the hit film “Groundhog Day” with a showing from 7-9:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Regal movie theater, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more.


Ride over to join USA BMX for a practice session and Round 1 of the freestyle BMX competition starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Riverside Park, 1608 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. Practice will run all day Friday and the competition will take place the following day, Saturday, Feb. 4. Riders must register to participate. Learn more

Enjoy the sounds of golden oldies at this R&B Music Blocks event from 8-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Rock & Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more


Come to the Oviedo Farmers Market for live music and entertainment, more than 60 local vendors selling crafts, plants, and fresh produce and ready-to-eat food. The market runs from from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Pets are welcome. Tours of the Lawton House are available during market hours. Learn more

Join the party at Perfect Pours as they celebrate their first birthday, starting at noon Saturday, Feb. 4  at 855 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Enjoy all-day happy hour, limited T-shirt purchases and a food truck at the event. Learn more

Bring the kids for a Discovery Day event as part of the Orlando Science Center’s Spark STEM Fest from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Pharmacy on the Park, 784 S. Central Ave. in Oviedo. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a pharmacy followed by hands-on activities for the kids. Registration is not required. Learn more


Join the Central Florida Freethought Community at their Adopt-A-Road Cleanup event from 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Oviedo Dental Arts, 980 Oviedo Blvd. Help clean the community, starting with Oviedo Boulevard, from Mitchell Hammock Road to Broadway Street, followed by a visit to Cafe 407. Attendees must be at least 12 years old with an adult to participate. Learn more

It’s a race to finish at Martin’s Coffee & Ice Cream “Super” Bowl Ice Cream Eating Competition from 4-8 p.m. daily, starting Sunday, Feb. 5 and ending Saturday, Feb. 11 at Martin’s Coffee & Ice Cream, 1945 W. County Road 419 in Oviedo. Beat the clock as you and a teammate attempt to finish 12 scoops of ice cream, 2 brownies, two bananas, toppings & hot fudge to win free ice cream for a year. Learn more

Paint your heart out at Spill Wine Bar for a Heart Love Valentine Painting event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy one complimentary Sangria and 10% off all food and drink purchases while learning to paint your own wood serving tray or plank. Tickets start at $34 per person. Learn more

Join Orlando Sacred Harp for a free Shape Note Singing event from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at the home of Rachel Speer and Dean Jens in Oviedo. All singers are welcome, regardless of experience, ability or religious affiliation. A break will be taken to share a meal and fellowship with attendees. Email rachelanddean@gmail.com to receive the event address. Learn more

Future Events

Join the City of Winter Springs for their 24th annual Father-Daughter Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Winter Springs Senior Center, 400 N. Edgemon Ave. Enjoy a live DJ, a free professional photo, refreshments and prizes at the event. Attendance is free for Winter Springs residents but tickets are still required. Tickets for non-residents are $10 per couple and $5 per additional child (not to exceed $25 per family).​ Learn more.  

Choose from a variety of local vendors and find a unique gift for that special someone at the Valentine’s Day Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at My Oviedo Store, 50 Smith St. in Oviedo. Learn more

Join the City of Oviedo for their Daddy Daughter Dance from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Oviedo Cultural Center, 357 Center Lake Lane in Oviedo. Enjoy music, dancing and catering by Dominick’s Restaurant. Tickets are $40 per couple and $10 for each additional child. Learn more.  

Join Burnside Bridge Equestrian for their first Family Fun Day Valentine’s Edition event from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at 250 E. Panama Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy games, food, free hayrides, prizes, pony rides and more. Admission is free for seniors and children younger than 3. Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. Learn more

Visit the Perfect Pours Taproom for their Valentine’s Day Dinner event, featuring a three-course meal with beer and wine pairings from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Perfect Pours Taproom, 855 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Tickets cost $65 and are in limited supply. Vegan options are available. Learn more.  

Have a ball at the Babe Ruth Opening Day event from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Drive in Winter Springs. Learn more.  

Register for the 2023 Oviedo Police Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, March 3 at the Twin Rivers Golf Club, 2100 Ekana Drive in Oviedo. Support the Oviedo Police Foundation and enjoy a day of food, drinks, golf, prizes and contests. Registration package costs begin at $100. Learn more

Regular Events

Dementia-Friendly Dining is every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 701 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs and every Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. at the Town House Restaurant, 139 N. Central Ave. in Oviedo. Families and friends may bring their loved ones who are living with dementia to a friendly, safe, and enjoyable meal. Learn more

Stretch out every Saturday at BodyInUnity Yoga School’s Oviedo Community Yoga-by-the-Lake at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Participants should bring a towel to place under their mat, water and bug spray. The drop-in cost is $10 per person. Learn more.  

Enjoy live traditional Irish music sessions every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Irish 31 Oviedo, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more

The Irish 3.1 Run Club meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Irish 31, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Win free drinks at Perfect Pours’ Team Trivia Night every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 855 E. S.R. 434 in Winter Springs. Learn more.

Think and Drink Trivia Night is every Sunday from 8-10 p.m. at the Kava Culture Kava Bar, 1174 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy drink specials and a weekly changing trivia theme. Learn more

Enjoy Trivia Night every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Bonfires Kitchen, 1340 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Learn more

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