Orlando is one of the most diverse places in the United States, there’s endless culture here and seemingly endless ways to celebrate them! It would be harder to find ways not to be exposed or enlightened by the many cultures that make our community up. An integral part of February is to embrace and make opportunities to learn about Black history.
Here are some events happening this month that you can get involved with/donate to. These are just a few, not ALL! Please do further research as some but not all of these events are exclusively for our Black community to attend, but they also have resources that allow you to donate to their organizers so that events like this stay accessible and dedicated to those who they are intended for.
1619 Fest Run / Feb 11, 12th, & 13th:
Celebrate Black History Month with the 1619 Fest run by the Equity Council Corp. This 3 day event will be in Winter Park and consist of public speakers, education opportunities to enrich residents, a 5k race and live music/art showcasings. For more information on locations and scheduling for all 3 days refer to
SBA: Unlocking the Tools to Mentorship, Credit and Access to Capital / Feb 15th
This is a VIRTUAL event consisting of 3 days (Feb. 1, 8th, and 15th) of discussing these three topics with our current and soon to be entrepreneurs. Hosted by the Small Business Administration to ensure that achieving and maintaining small business successes is/will be possible. More info Below.
Dr. Phillips Center of Performing Arts / All February
Both ticketed and free events all month here ranging from spoken word performances, instrumental arts, dance performances, and more! Dates and performance list for the Signature event Below.
Black Owned Restaurants
Outside of events, you can also dive into some of Orlando’s incredible black owned restaurants. Checkout this list and embrace Orlando’s amazing food and culture from our community.
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