March 2023 Events in Florida

What to Do in March in Florida

The Northern states may still have their snow on the ground, but Florida is still warm and comfortable! 

We have many outdoor activities that offer fun for all ages. Many also provide education on a variety of topics. Florida is a place to learn, explore, and enjoy!

  35th Annual Floral City Strawberry Festival Festival Floral Park – Floral City Fl March 4th – 5th
The Floral City Strawberry Festival celebrates its tasty namesake with a weekend of fun that has been a local tradition for generations.
  Scottish Festival and Highland Games Festival 2901 SW 26th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale March 3rd & 4th
Bring Scottish culture to life at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Not only do you have the opportunity to learn about history, but you also have the chance to see people compete in the games, watch dogs, sheepherding, and so much more.
  Habitat Strawberry Festival Festival 601 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL March 4th
It’s time to celebrate the strawberry season and support Habitat for Humanity while having a great time. Enjoy live music, entertainment, vendors, food, and strawberries at this event.
  Bay Area Renaissance Festival Festival 12838 Auton Rd., Dade City, FL Weekends in March
It’s time to don all of your favorite renaissance garb and step back in time at the Bay Area Renaissance Festivals in Florida. Enjoy sword fights, jousts, mead testing, and a variety of vendors.
  Pigapalooza Event/Competition 1500 N. Church Avenue, Mulberry, FL 33860 March 10th & 11th
Do you love BBQ? Are you looking to spend the day with people who are equally enthusiastic about BBQ? Pigapalooza is coming to Mulberry just outside of Lakeland.
  Calle Ocho Music Festival SW 12th to 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida March 12th
Stroll through 15 street blocks of Little Havana filled with musical stages, international food, sampling sites, folkloric dances, and entertainment for all families + friends to enjoy.
  Turtlefest Event Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach, FL March 18th
Learn more about sea turtles, see live music, enjoy good food, and learn new & exciting developments in conservation at this awesome Juno Beach event.
  Leu Gardens Plant Sale Fair 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL March 11th & 12th
It’s time to pick out your next favorite plants at the Leu Gardens Plant Sale. Growers sell a variety of plants, including annuals, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, camellias, ferns, fruit trees, gingers, heliconias, herbs, native plants, orchids, palms, plumerias, roses, vines, and more.
  Mac & Cheese Festival Festival 4100 Legendary Dr., Destin, FL March 5th
Do you love Mac & Cheese? The festival features gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants compete for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote.
  Plant City Strawberry Festival Festival 303 BerryFest Pl., Plant City, FL 33563 Thursday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 12th from 10 am to 10 pm
The Florida Strawberry Festival is the biggest strawberry festival in the state. Happening in the infamous Plant City, this 11-day celebration has many headline acts and fun things to check out as soon as you walk past the entrance gates.
  Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Event 113 Midway Dr, Sebring, FL 33870 March 18th
12 hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race for sports cars held at Sebring International Raceway. It is held on the former Hendricks Army Airfield World War II Air Base site.
  2023 Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival Festival Downtown DeLand, FL March 25th
It’s time to pick up your favorite local wildflowers to fill out your garden. The Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival is your one-stop shop to enjoy a nice day out while buying a few of your new favorite plants.
  Key West Home Tours Event Various homes in Key West March 17-18
Tour elegant and unique private homes, from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements each. You’ll also see beautiful gardens.
  Festival of the Arts Boca Event Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton March 3-12
This event showcases products like cultural arts education introducing new audiences to great music and exposing young people to the great artists in master classes and open rehearsals. its audiences the world most sought after jazz, classical performers and authors while simultaneously cultivating the stars of tomorrow etc.
  Miami film Festival Festival Silverspot Cinema in downtown Miami, Bill Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables and Coral Gables Art Cinema March 3-12
There will be a dozen world premieres, three North American premieres and seven United States premieres. In all, more than 140 feature narratives, documentaries and short films of all genres from some 30 countries worldwide.
  the Miami Open Event Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens March 19-April 2
It has always been one of the closest tournaments to a fifth major championship on the pro tennis circuit and will be again this year. As of press time, tickets were available to purchase but the field had not yet been announced, so check the website below as the tournament nears. Hopefully, 2022 winners Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek will be there to defend their titles. Keep your camera or smart phone handy, because celebrities always abound. Food, fashion, art and entertainment always are a large part of the scene.
  Jazz in the Gardens Event Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens March 11-12
a stellar lineup will be featured, along with other happenings to entertain you. Performers include Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, El DeBarge, Charlie Wilson, Ari Lennox, Sean Paul, Keyshia Cole, Adam Blackstone & the Legecy Experience, Mike Phillips, Chandler Moore, Kierra Shears and Pastor Mike Jr. There will also be art vendors and a food village. In honor of Women’s History Month, the festival and the city of Miami Gardens will present the Women’s Impact Luncheon, designed to inspire women to live centered, active, fulfilled and balanced lives.
  Ultra Music Festival Music Festival Bayfront Park, Miami March 24-26
Party-hearty folks from around the world will once again head to this three-day electronic dance music extravaganza. More than 100 performers will be on hand. Some of the headliners are Afrojack, Alesso, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Tale of Us, Zedd and Tiesto.
  Palm Beach Pride Event Lake Worth (Bryant Park for most of the events and downtown for the parade) March 25-26
For more than two decades it has been Palm Beach County’s largest LGBTQ event, celebrating that community, equality and respect in a family-friendly environment. The event features a colorful parade, live performances and entertainment for all ages, booth vendors, a tasty selection of food from local restaurants and food trucks, beverage benders and a large Youth Village. It’s pet-friendly, too.
  Palm Beach International Boat Show Event Lake Worth Lagoon in downtown West Palm Beach and the Flagler Museum March 23-26
If you want a boat, need a boat or you like to fantasize about boats, this one’s for you. You’ll see about $1.2 billion in products. There is an amazing array of vessels – from Cigarette, Comanche, Super Cat, inflatables, cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, high performance, bow riders and, of course, super yachts (some up to 300 feet long). You’ll also find a full lineup of accessories and nautical fashions. It all adds up to one of the top boat shows in the country, especially with the Superyacht Show Palm Beach as part of the festivities. There will also be a free kids (ages 4-16) fishing clinic, jetpack demos, electric surfboards, paddleboards and Hobie kayaks. For an enhanced experience, check out the Windward VIP Club.
  Miami-Dade Country Fair & Exposition Fair Fair Expo Center, Miami March 16-April 9 (Except March 27-28 and April 3-4);
It’s one of the top fairs/expositions in the country, drawing about 600,000 people each year. It includes heart-pounding rides, two huge Kiddielands, yummy fair food, livestock and agricultural competitions, pig races and live music featuring local bands.
  Collier Country Fair Fair Collier County Fairgrounds, Naples March 16-26
All the county-fare staples are included: livestock shows and competitions, arcade games, carnival rides, live music featuring local bands, kids’ activities, and all the cotton candy you could ever want.
  Clewiston Sugar Festival Festival Civic Park, Clewiston March 18
This annual celebration of the end of the Sugar Cane Harvest is a fun-for-all-ages gathering, for sure. There will be food trucks and other food vendors, arts & crafts, live music (featuring Lee Brice, Ian Munsick, Ashland Craft and Grand Funk Railroad), a cornhole tournament, a homerun derby, the Sweet Taste Baking competition, an antique tractor display, a car show and plenty of activities for kids.
  Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo Event Mosaic Arena, Arcadia March 9-12
The 96th anniversary (no wonder it is called “The Granddaddy of ’Em All”) of this Stetson hat-studded event includes saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and bull riding. There are kids’ events, too: mutton bustin’, calf scramble, barrel racing and steer and bull riding. The event is under roof cover, but it is not a fully enclosed facility. Masks are not required, but they are recommended.
  Naples Flower Show Event Naples Botanical Garden March 17-18
The Naples Botanical Garden and Naples Garden Club combine resources to present one of the largest flower shows in Florida. It includes a Garden Market, a variety of educational demonstrations as well the Naples Garden Club’s spectacular juried designs and horticultural exhibits.
  Vrnice Book Fair and Writers Festival Festival William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library and Blalock Park, Venice March 24-25
Established and aspiring writers come together with avid readers and book fans at this fest filled with special readings, writing and publishing workshops, autograph sessions and refreshments, followed by a day-long book fair and market in beautiful Blalock Park. Learn how to tell a great story from a Pulitzer-winning journalist and author, and hear from panelists who made a second career out of writing.
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
  Winter Park March 17-19
Known as one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals, this three-day creative showcase draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to elegant Winter Park, where artists from all over the world display their works. Stroll and admire sculptures, digital art, drawings and pastels, jewelry, paintings, woodwork and more while enjoying soft, contemporary music from the Central Park stage. The fest features free, hands-on art activities for children, and there’s plenty of snacks and treats for sale along with the surrounding cafes and restaurants.
  Bike Week Event Daytona Beach March 3-12
In its 82nd year, Daytona’s famous Bike Week is a favorite among bikers from all over the world, drawing around a half a million people each year to the 10-day party on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The festivities include bike shows and rodeos, rock and country concerts, organized scenic rides, games, prizes, raffles, food and lots of opportunities to relax on the beach or enjoy the area’s restaurants, pubs and shops.
  Sun ‘N Fun Aerospace Expo Event SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus, Lakeland March 28-April 2
Unofficially known as the “Spring Break for Pilots,” this expo is an aviation enthusiast’s dream, featuring the high-flying and awe-inspiring flight demos by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightening II Team, the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightening II Team, and Doug Rozendaal flying Mr. Mulligan, the Howard DGA-6 pioneer racing plane. SUN ‘n FUN also features more than 500 exhibitors, hands-on workshops and educational forums from pilots and maintainers about safety, new products, and other timely topics. This year’s event also offers the new youth education area with inspiring hands-on and interactive experiences for kids ages 7 through 17.
  Bloomin’ Arts Festival Festival Bartow March 4-5
Set on Main Street near the Polk Historical Museum, this 52-year-old fest draws more than 100 regional and national artists who come to showcase and sell their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, wood and metal art, pottery and other creative works. The weekend-long event kicks off with a “Bloomin’ Bike Ride,” an impressive Saturday classic car show and a colorful quilt show, as well as a kids’ activity tent, live music and food trucks and tents.
  Central Florida Fair Fair Orlando March 2-12
Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Osceola and Brevard combine forces for this quintessential Central Florida Fair, featuring youth livestock shows and auctions, carnival rides, games, mini-golf, indulgent fair food and live music. Check out some prized swine and rabbits, ride a helicopter or pony, cheer on some MicroMania wrestling and check out the various 4-H accomplishments on display, including confectionery arts, creative arts and horticulture competitions.
  Suwannee Country Fair Fair Live Oak March 17-25
For more than 100 years, Suwannee County has come together to celebrate its community with the annual Fair and Youth Livestock Show and Sale. Like most fairs in the state, there are carnival rides and fried foods to eat. But at this fair, the livestock gets top billing on the event calendar and includes two nights for the Beef Heifer Show, plus Goat, Dairy Cattle and Sheep Shows. Those looking to get their motor running will enjoy the Figure 8 and Demolition Derbies.
  Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Event Apalachicola, Mexico Beach, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle March 17-26
Each year, the organizer’s of the largest plein air festivals in Florida continue to add new opportunities for both its guest artists and the patrons. This year’s 10-day event will feature 17 acclaimed artists from Florida and beyond. The schedule includes daily artist demonstrations and receptions, artist-led workshops, a nocturne paint and several Lunch and Learn events. Mexico Beach will be the location for the 2023 Quickdraw and artists will have only two hours to start and finish their plein air-style paintings. After the closing horn sounds all artworks will be collected and transported to the judging and sale area. Each day, guests and collectors will want to carve out time for daily visits to the Wetroom, where all the artwork completed from that day’s demos and workshops will be displayed for viewing and sale.
  7 Creeks Fest Event Betz-Tiger Point Preserve, Jacksonville March 25
This second annual event welcomes outdoor enthusiasts to explore the wooded waterways, winding trails and diverse eco-tour in Florida that make up north Jacksonville’s 7 Creeks Recreation Area. The area, which has boat launch sites with waterways that eventually wind into the Intercoastal, includes seven creeks and seven parks and preserves. Betz-Tiger Point Preserve serves as the official welcome hub for the event, and allows guests to choose their own adventure, whether it be by foot or float. Guests can bring their own recreational equipment – bikes, kayaks, canoes, fishing gear – or try out different gear for free. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guided tours during the day include a history hike, birding or wildflower walks, and an opportunity to hike the entire 7 Creeks Trail. Also includes live music, a junior angler fishing clinic, nature and eco-themed exhibitors plus food trucks.
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