For a better future, study the past.

The Best Events and Festivals in Florida in March 2024

Are you searching for the best events and festivals in Florida in March 2024? Thanks for visiting. Please use the links below to find fun events for all ages.

Florida hosts some amazing events and festivals. Each month I hope to take a look at a dozen or so of these in hopes of bringing you fun, exciting, and unexpected ways to enjoy our state.

If you have an event or know of one coming up that you feel should be highlighted, please drop me a line with as much information as you can, including a website. I’ll be glad to include your suggestions in future posts.

I have listed events in date order.

Woman running in Orthofeet Sneakers


Best events and festivals in Florida March 2024 Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant CityPlant City Florida Strawberry Festival

February 29 through March 10

Strawberries and more strawberries are the theme of this amazing annual festival. Enjoy agriculture, industry, livestock, commerce, fine arts, horticulture, arts & crafts, and strawberries. Live music from groups such as the Oak Ridge Boys, the Beach Boys, Black Eyed Peas (though it doesn’t look like Fergie is with them), ZZ Top, Foreigner,  Flo Rida, and many, many more. Enjoy over 80 games, attractions, and rides at the Belle City Midway.

Family fun, a date night, or an evening with friends, the Plant City Strawberry Festival has something for everyone. Click the image to check the website for ticket prices.


The best events and festivals in Florida in March 2024. Pigapalooza in Mulberry, FL March 8 and 9Pigapalooza

March 8 & 9 in Mulberry

The City of Mulberry is pleased to announce the return of Pigapalooza!, an FBA sanctioned BBQ competition. But this isn’t just BBQ, it’s Pigapalooza! We will host vendors, a kid zone, live music, and of course the opportunity to purchase award winning barbecue. This year we are launching Pigapalooza’s first Kids-Que!


Will McLean Music FestivalWill McLean Music Festival

March 8 through 10 in Brooksville

A premier event that will entertain you with 80 folk music groups performing on 3 covered stages.  Music styles include original and traditional songs, in Americana, Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass, Country, and Modern Folk. Besides performances, there are workshops, several jam areas, a young musician’s program, a children’s area and a performance of the winners of The Best New Florida Song contest. Food and craft vendors supply all your cravings.




Best events and festivals in florida March 2024 South Florida Food Fest & Craft Fair

South Florida Food Fest and Craft Fair

March 9 & 10 in Boca Raton

Two days of delicious foods priced from $1-$5 so sample everything. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Music from popular local musicians, artisans, and a craft fair round out this amazing weekend in Boca Raton. Click the link or the image to buy your tickets in advance. Only $15 for a 2-day pass.


Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival

March 9 & 10

49 years strong, the Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival is one of the leading arts events in Florida.

More than 150 artists will have their work on exhibit. Works will be judged but also will be for sale. Music, craft beer, and foods will be available.

THIS EVENT IS NOT PET FRIENDLY!!! They are using the old  tired excuse of “insurance.”



Clewiston Sugar Festival Clewiston Sugar Festival

March 16

Over the years our festival has grown into a multi-day event, beginning with sports tournaments and a Miss Sugar Pageant leading up to the main festival day, followed by a Friday Night Kickoff concert with food trucks on festival weekend.

The event, including the concert lineup are free, making this a great family event.

On Saturday, the main festival day, attendees can enjoy free live music concerts, an antique tractor display, a car show, a free kids play park, visit a local baking contest and a professional baking display, plus enjoy the offerings of various food and crafts vendors present.


Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival

March 22-24

Enjoy stone crab, shrimp, and more, along with your favorite adult beverages. Live music will be performed throughout the event. Join more than 60 arts and craft vendors and let the kids play in the Kids Zone. Fun for the entire family. Tickets are $10 for adults, under age 12 are free.


Venice, FL Writer's Festival and Book Fair Best events and festivals in Florida March 2024Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

March 22 & 23

This is a unique event, featuring writing and publishing workshops, and a special day when local and national authors sell and sign books at a festival market in a beautiful downtown park.

About 35 authors and not for profit organizations are currently signed up to attend. Be sure to support your local authors.


Pints n Paws Craft Beer Festival in Sanford March 23, 2024Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival

March 23 in Sanford

Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival is annual fundraiser you bring your dog to featuring over 100 breweries, food trucks, vendors, live entertainment and community in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. Each year one of the activities that everyone looks forward to is our Annual Poster Dog Contest to see who’s furry friend will shine on next year’s poster and event marketing.

Now in its 12th year, it has raised over $600,000 to date for local pet rescues!

It is hosted by the Sanfording Event Production Group of West End Trading Co., Celery City Craft and Historic Downtown Sanford® and is one of the premier events in Sanford, Florida!

The event is free to attend. Beer tasting tickets are available online in advance and I imagine can be purchased the afternoon of the event.


Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival in DeLand Best events and festivals in Florida March 2024Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival

March 23 in DeLand

A forum to promote environmentally-friendly and sustainable gardening practices featuring an array of vendors and presentations by wildflower and gardening experts. Vendors and speakers will be on hand.  Free admission and free parking is available throughout DeLand.



Islamorada Island Fest March 23 and 24, 2024 Islamorada Island Fest

March 23 and 24

Island Fest returns to Islamorada on March 23 & 24, 2024 featuring a juried art show, live music, great food, classic cars and much more. The annual Islamorada Chamber of Commerce fundraiser, now in its 32nd year, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and  Sunday at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside.

Around 100 artists will be taking part in the show. Delicious food can be found everywhere, including the smoked fish dip contest on Saturday. Try your hand at the homemade boat race with multiple categories for prizes. Musical guests and a large car show make this an event with something for every member of the family.

Free admission and on-site parking is $5.

Panacea Beer and Oyster Festival Best events and festivals in Florida March 2024Panacea Beer and Oyster Festival

March 30

The Panacea Beer and Oyster Festival is held along Dickerson Bay at Woolley Park in Panacea, Florida. The festival features unlimited samplings of local and national craft beers in the beer garden and will host local oyster farmers who will have their delicious oysters available for purchase!

The festival will also feature food & craft vendors, live music, and a beautiful view for sipping and shucking!

All proceeds benefit the Panacea Waterfronts Florida Partnership. Tickets are $25 and are only necessary if you would like to participate in the beer tastings held in the BEER GARDEN, or would like to accompany someone in. The rest of the event is open to the public to enjoy.



To conclude, I want to thank you for reading my listing of the best events and festivals in Florida in March 2024. Check back every month otherwise you might miss out on a great event you did not know about. If you are sponsoring or hosting an upcoming event, drop me a line so I can include it. Maybe we can work together on a blog post to promote the event. Let’s hear your ideas.

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click these links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. This commission does not affect any price that you pay. Affiliate programs or sponsors providing products do not influence  my views and opinions


Nomatic - Life on the Move - Shop Now

Leave a Reply