Check out festivals and events in March across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Through March 10: Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City. Strawberry celebration dating back to 1930. Features daily entertainment, agriculture shows, livestock and the Midway with more than 60 rides. This year headliners include The Oak Ridge Boys, Willie Nelson, Kool & The Gang, Martina McBride and so many more. Gate admission ranges $4 to $8, and headliner’s tickets begin at $20. At Plant City Festival Grounds. Admission required. 813-752-9194. flstrawberryfestival.com
Through April 4: Universal Studios Mardi Gras, Orlando. A New Orleans party atmosphere is mixed up with a lineup of big-name concerts for another year of Mardi Gras at the Orlando theme park. The event which takes place for 64 straight nights features Cajun and Creole cuisine, a Mardi Gras parade, street performers, lots of bead tossing and Zydeco bands direct from Louisiana. On 13 select nights, major label musicians will perform. Included with Universal Studios ticket or annual pass. 407-363-8000. www.universalorlando.com
Through May 5: SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival, Orlando. Held on Saturday and Sunday with concerts on each day. Discover unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes throughout the park and feature a wide array of wine, specialty cocktails, and local and international craft brews. Seven Seas is included with regular park admission beginning at $59.99. For more on the menu and other details, go to: https://seaworld.com/orlando/events/seven-seas-food-festival/
March 2: First Saturday Workshops & Jam, Barberville. On the first Saturday each month visit the Pioneer Settlement music workshops and a free open music jam. Workshops begin at 10 am and jam sessions begin at 1 pm in the auditorium. Admission is free for members. 1776 Lightfoot Lane, 32105 386-749-2959. pioneersettlement.org
March 2: Brevard County 4-H Family 5K, Melbourne. All Brevard County 4-H members and their families are welcome to participate as we run, walk, bike, or scooter to the finish line. Registration is $6 per child, and must be paid upon check-in at the event. Parents are able to participate in the event at no cost. The run will begin at 4:00 PM, but please plan to arrive by 3:30 PM to check in. The race will start and end at the Wickham Park Community Garden, adjacent to the Fantastic 4-H Farm in the horse stables. Healthy snacks will be available at the finish line. More Information: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/brevard/4-h-and-youth/4-h-youth/
March 2-3: Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts, Lake Mary. This is the 32nd Annual Art Fair. View fine art and craft exhibits and enjoy live entertainment. Local food trucks offer great local food. Free. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to p.m. At Oval Park, 900 International Pkwy; 407-323-1142 or: lakemaryheathrowarts.com
March 2-3: Floral City Strawberry Festival, Floral City. The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 32nd Annual Floral City Strawberry Festival, with more than 200 arts and craft booths. Special features include an antique car show, pony rides, rock climbing wall, pie eating contest, Strawberry Princess pageants, and continuous children’s activities. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Floral Park. A shuttle bus will be available. 352-795-3149. gostrawberryfest.com
March 2-3: The Grant Seafood Festival, Grant. This is the 53rd year of the infamous Grant Seafood Festival. In addition to delicacies from the sea, the festival features entertainment and crafts exhibits from more than 100 artists at 4580 First Street. Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit grantseafoodfestival.com