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February Weather, Festivals and Events in Florida

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February Weather

Average Temperatures

10-Day Forecast

Average Water Temperatures
The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast) ranges from the high 50s to high 60s. The Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) waters average mid-to-high 50s from Central Florida north. The beaches to the south - West Palm Beach, Miami and The Keys - are always several degrees warmer than those in North Florida.

Best Time to Go

  • Florida's mild climate extends into the winter months, but there is a chance for cold temperatures – even frost – during the first half of the month in North and Central Florida.

  • Attendance at Disney World is typically the least crowded the first week in February. Expect moderate crowds the second week of February until Presidents' week which is one of the most crowded weeks. The same holds true for most other theme parks and attractions. More Disney World in February tips.

  • Find out how to navigate Universal Orlando in February and what day of the week to avoid crowds during the month.

February Events

Valentine's Day in Florida - Romance-inspired activities and getaways for this special day of cupids and hearts.

Bands, Brew & BBQ (February 8 thru March 9, 2014) - This popular event will again rock from SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Saturdays and Sundays.

Florida State Fair (February 6-17, 2014) is a showcase for the best Florida has to offer. It is held each February in Tampa, Florida.

Florida Strawberry Festival (February 27 thru March 9, 2014) - This annual Plant City event, held around the first two weeks of March, features live nationally known country entertainment, a midway full of rides, livestock exhibits, and strawberries made every way you like them.

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival (February 22 & 23, 2014) - Guests can stroll the downtown streets of Lake Worth to view this annual chalk art street painting contest.

Silver Spurs Rodeo (February 21-23, 2014) - The largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, draws some of the baddest bulls and cowboys in the business. Located in Kissimmee, just a few miles from Central Florida's theme parks.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras (Saturdays & Select Nights - February 8 thru May 31, 2014) - Universal Orlando will be transformed into the "Big Easy" with its annual one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration every Saturday night.

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