March Events and Festivals in Florida

By
Cortney Tarell
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Begins in march

March is the perfect month to be out going to events in Florida. It's not too hot yet, but it's not usually cold either, so head out to one of the many exciting events happening this month. 

Theme Parks

There are two big theme park events going on right now. Check them out for delicious food and a unique time at a familiar park. 

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

March 6 - June 3, 2019

Location: Epcot

Seven Seas Food Festival

Saturday and Sunday, February 9 - May 5, 2019

Location: Sea World, Orlando, Florida

 

Spring Festivals

Spring starts this month, celebrate the changing of the seasons at these fun Florida festivals:

Spring Garden Festival

March 23 - 24, 2019

Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, Florida

Springtime Tallahassee

March 29 - 30, 2019

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

 

Strawberry and Blueberry Harvest Festivals

It's strawberry and blueberry season here in Florida, and there are plenty of festivals celebrating some of our favorite fruits. Florida is one of the top strawberry and blueberry states, so get them while they're fresh at these events:

Florida Strawberry Festival

February 28 - March 10, 2019

Location: Plant City, Florida

Floral City Strawberry Festival

March 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Floral City, Florida

Florida Blueberry Festival

March 28 - 31, 2019

Location: Brooksville, Florida

 

Seafood Festivals

Seafood festivals are another big trend in Florida during the month of March. Of course Florida is a state of delicious seafood, so visit any of these events to try it while it's at its most fresh

Grant Seafood Festival

March 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Grant, Florida

St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival

March 2 - 3, 2019

Location: North Straub Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival

March 9 - 10, 2019

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Marathon Seafood Festival

March 9 - 10, 2019

Location: Marathon, Florida

Lions Seafood Festival

March 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Francis Field

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

March 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Veteran’s Park, Marco Island, Florida

Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration

March 30 - 31, 2019

Location: Frost Park, Dania Beach, Florida

 

Other Food Events

As always, there are tons of great food events happening throughout Florida even if you aren't a seafood fan. Here are some of the best ones:

Taste of Oviedo

March 9, 2019

Location: Oviedo, Florida

Hogtown Craft Beer Festival

March 23, 2019

Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash

March 29 - 30, 2019

Location: Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds, Venice, Florida

Beard in Baldwin Food and Wine Festival

March 30, 2019

Location: Baldwin Park, Orlando, Florida

World Food Festival

March 30, 2019

Location: Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Florida

International Cuban Sandwich Art and Food Festival

March 31, 2019

Location: Historic Centennial Park, Tampa, Florida

 

Art Festivals

Art festivals are a super fun way to get out of the house in the gorgeous Florida Spring weather. Here are some you should definitely check out:

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

March 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa + Kiley Garden, Tampa, Florida

The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts

March 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Oval Park, Lake Mary, Florida

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

March 15 - 17, 2019

Location: Central Park and along Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

 

Looking for something different?

There are tons of unique events and festivals in March if none of the above events are for you. These are the ones you don't want to miss:

Miami Film Festival

March 1 - 10, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Orlando Home and Garden Show

March 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Swamp Fest

March 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Weeki Wachee, Florida

Carnaval Miami

March 2 - 10, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Pensacola Mardi Gras

March 2, 2019

Location: Downtown Pensacola

Sanibel Music Festival

March 2 - 26, 2019

Location: Sanibel, Florida

The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival

March 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds, Milton, Florida

Sanibel Shell Festival

March 7 - 9, 2019

Location: Sanibel Community House, Sanibel, Florida

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 8 - 10, 2019

Location: Francis Field, St. Augustine

Winter Park Book Festival

March 9, 2019

Location: Winter Park, Florida

Spring Spooky Empire

March 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida

TurtleFest

March 23, 2019

Location: Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach, Florida