The month of March is an exciting time for Florida residents, and there are more events happening across the Sunshine State over the next few weeks than we could possibly keep up with…but we’re still going to try to highlight some of the best ones!
One of the biggest events of the entire year here in Florida is the world-famous Bike Week in Daytona Beach. This massive event is the type of spectacle that you are going to want to see for yourself even if you aren’t a motorcycle enthusiast.
There are also going to be some major sporting events happing in Florida during the month of March. The PGA Tour’s Players Championship will be held at the famous TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra from March 12 through 17, and there will be first and second round NCAA Tournament action in Jacksonville on March 21 and 23.
In addition to those three events, there are also plenty of other events for you to check out during the month of March. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorites.
Art & History
St. Augustine Fashion Week
St. Augustine has a reputation for being solely focused on its rich history, but the city is also home to a thriving design community that will be on display during St. Augustine Fashion Week from March 2 through 10. The big attraction this year will be two full days of runway shows.
Art Boca Raton 2019
More than 500 artists will be represented by 55 international galleries when Art Boca Raton 2019 takes over the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches and FAU Research Park in Boca Raton from March 15 to 18.
Cedar Key Arts Festival
Art lovers can close out the month with the Cedar Key Arts Festival on March 30 and 31. This festival has been happening annually for 55 years now, and it is the perfect excuse to head to beautiful Cedar Key for a weekend.
Food & Beverage
Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Festival
There is going to be so much to see and do at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera during the Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Festival from March 7 to 10. Not only will there be beautiful views of the park, but delicious seafood and live country music will also be involved.
North Florida VegFest
There will also be an excellent food festival in Tallahassee that weekend when the North Florida VegFest takes over town on March 9 with vegan cooking demonstrations and plenty of live music.
Longwood Pirate Seafood Festival
Another festival that does a great job of combining food and fun is the Longwood Pirate Seafood Festival in Rieter Park on March 30. There will be fun Pirate-themed activities for the kids and plenty of delicious seafood for everyone.
Music & Film
Miami Film Festival
The 36th year of the Miami Film Festival will kick off on Friday, March 1 and run through Sunday, March 10. During that time, there will be screenings of more than 160 films at dozens of locations around the city.
Jazz in the Gardens
If you are looking to double-dip on festivals, Jazz in the Gardens will also be happening in Miami during that time. The party will kick off with vendors on March 7 and 8 before the concerts start at Hard Rock Stadium on March 9 and 10.
Ultra Music Festival
Miami will also be the hot place to be at the end of the month when the Ultra Music Festival takes over Virginia Key during the last weekend of March. This three-day electronic dance music festival will feature a long list of exciting performers.
International Orchid Festival
Orchid lovers won’t want to miss the International Orchid Festival in Coral Gables from March 8 to 10. There will be more than 10,000 orchids available from vendors here, as well as display gardens and garden workshops.
Winter Birding Ecotour
The Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach will be hosting a Winter Birding Ecotour on March 21 that will include a three-hour tour of the area with possible sightings of Bald Eagles, Greater Yellowlegs, Willets, and more.
Naples Flower Show
There is never really a bad time to visit Naples or stroll through the Naples Botanical Garden, but on March 22 and 23 this already popular attraction kicks things up to the next level by hosting the Naples Flower Show, which is one of the largest flower shows in Florida.
The events that we’ve highlighted here are more than enough to fill up even the most active boomer’s calendar, but they are still just barely scratching the surface of all that there is to do here in Florida during the month of March. Which ones are you most excited to attend?