Some of the most popular events that bring visitors flocking to Florida each year happen in March. It's a ideal time for northerners to escape winter's chill and it's still peak season for snowbirds, so it's hard not to find a reason to travel to the Sunshine State and experience some of these unforgettable festivals and events.
The best is yet to come with these popular Florida events in March:
March 7-8, 2020 – Palatka Area
Steeped in tradition, the Florida Azalea Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Florida. This two-day event features azaleas in bloom at the Ravine Gardens State Park and its annual Florida Azalea Pageant. Enjoy a host of family friendly activities, such as live entertainment, arts and crafts, a variety of vendors, a parade, and an antique car show,
February 27 – March 8, 2020 – Lakeland Area
It's safe to say that the Florida Strawberry Festival is a berry exciting event offering 11 days of fun-filled entertainment! Enjoy big name concerts, exhibits, stage shows, contests and competitions, a variety of attractions, unique and delicious food concoctions, and, of course, the ruby red star of this annual event that brings everyone together: sweet and juicy strawberries grown locally in Plant City!
March 26-29, 2020 – Port Orange Area
Ahhh…spring is in the air…and food! The Spring Fair & Food Festival is a great event that's fun for the whole family. Enjoy scrumptious eats, wine and craft beer from local area restaurants that cater to the foodie in all of us. There's also live entertainment to enjoy each day, a carnival and a skateboarding competition for the thrill seeker in you.
March 6-8, 2020 – Weeki Wachee Area
Gators, mermaids, and swamp monsters! Oh my! This hodgepodge of characters can only be found at the annual Swamp Fest in Weeki Wachee, a fundraising festival that has helped countless local charities over the years. Watch the famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs perform a variety of underwater feats, participate in the annual Swamp Monster costume contest, and enjoy a multitude of food and craft vendors at the fun-filled family event.
March 13-15, 2020 – St. Petersburg Area
Get ready for an adrenaline rush at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. This annual event brings a series of races along the picturesque waterfront track with a diverse racing lineup. Enjoy all that downtown St. Petersburg has to offer at nearby restaurants, unique boutiques and antique shopping, world famous art museums, live music and entertainment.
March 6-15, 2020 – Daytona Area
Known as one of the world's largest motorcycle events, Daytona Bike Week has been a tradition in the making for over 75 years. This motorcycle rally gathers thousands of bikers together each year to enjoy ten days of gorgeous Florida weathers, views of the Atlantic Ocean, entertainment and exhibitions with a host of manufacturers and suppliers available for festival goers and motorcycle enthusiasts to check out.
March 14, 2020 – Lakeland Area
Join in on a celebration of gardening, art and music at the annual Spring Obsession. This family-friendly event features local nurseries, garden exhibitors and artwork with fun-filled children's activities and an insightful speaker presentation. If you have a love of gardening, you won't want to miss this celebration spring and everything green at this wonderful annual festival.
March 14-15, 2020 – Marathon Area
Experience the second largest event in the Florida Keys at the Marathon Seafood Festival. This premier event for fresh seafood and entertainment will tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering lobster tails, stone crab, fish, shrimp and more with fun-filled family entertainment, a great selection of vendors, raffle giveaways and live entertainment.
We hope you get to visit some of these fantastic Florida events this March. Feel free to share this post to social media to keep other family and friends who may be visiting the Sunshine State in the loop too!