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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
March 23 in Sanford
Now in its 12th year, it has raised over $600,000 to date for local pet rescues!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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