Popular Florida Events in March

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9 Great Florida Events to Visit this March

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:

1. Florida Azalea Festival

March 2-3, 2019 – 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,

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2. Cummer Garden Month

March 2-30, 2019 – Jacksonville Area

Take a stroll through a living museum against a gorgeous backdrop along the bank of the St. Johns River during garden month at the Cummer Museum & Gardens! These breathtaking gardens preserve the legacy of the Cummer family’s original estate when they settled in the Jacksonville area in the early 1900s.

The Cummer Gardens includes the English, Italian and Olmsted Gardens, which have their own distinct look and feel with beautifully laid brick paths, reflecting pools, and a stunning collection of garden ornaments. During garden month, the Cummer Museum offers guided garden tours, special events and workshops.

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3. Florida Strawberry Festival

February 28 – March 10, 2019 – 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!

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4. Spring Fair & Food Festival

March 28-31, 2019 – 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.

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5. Swamp Fest

March 1-3, 2019 – 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.

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6. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

March 8-10, 2019 – 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.

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7. Daytona Bike Week

March 8-17, 2019 – 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.

Nearby Resorts

  • Country Squire RV Resort
  • Daytona Beach RV Resort
  • Orange City RV Resort

8. Spring Obsession

March 9, 2019 – 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.

Nearby Resorts

  • Baker Acres RV Resort
  • Blue Jay RV Resort
  • Central Park RV Resort
  • Citrus Hill RV Resort
  • Glen Haven RV Resort
  • Grove Ridge RV Resort
  • Hidden River RV Resort
  • Kissimmee South RV Resort
  • Lakeland RV Resort
  • Majestic Oaks RV Resort
  • Rainbow Village of Zephyrhills RV Resort
  • Settler’s Rest RV Resort
  • Southern Charm RV Resort
  • Spanish Main RV Resort
  • Sweetwater RV Resort
  • Tampa East RV Resort
  • Waters Edge RV Resort

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9. Marathon Seafood Festival

March 9-10, 2019 – 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.

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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!

 

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