March Festivals and Events

Southeast U.S. Food Festivals, Arts and Cultural Festivals and Special Events

St. Patrick's Day in Savannah
Photo: Courtesy of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

Welcome spring, celebrate St. Patrick's Day or explore the food, culture, music, arts and other delights of the Southeast U.S. at one or more of these highlighted annual festivals and special events that take place in March.

March 2014 Highlights - Celebrations and Holidays

  • St. Patrick's Day Events
    • Various Southeast U.S. Venues
    • Find out about several fun St. Patrick's Day events taking place throughout the southeastern United States, on and around March 17th, including the nation's second largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah and more.
  • Easter - Special Services and Events
    • Various Venues
    • From special Easter services to Easter family fun, including Easter egg hunts, special events and resorts offering an array of Easter weekend activities, the Southeast U.S. offers a basketful of choices for a day trip, weekend getaway or spring break vacation.

March Highlights - Festivals and Events

  • Spring Food Festivals
    • Various Locations
    • Celebrate the bounty of the spring season, from just caught seafood to freshly picked local produce and more at one of these featured spring food-themed festivals.
  • Antiques in Alexandria
    • Alexandria, Virginia
    • Featuring an array of quality vendors, this is one of the most prestigious shows in the mid-Atlantic.
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution International Auto Show
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • This exciting auto show showcases new and import and domestic cars, light trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles.
  • CanAm - Canadian-American Days
    • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    • Myrtle Beach welcomes Canadians and other visitors on spring break, with this annual celebration including sporting events, concerts, historical tours and more at various venues along the Grand Strand.
  • Cape Fear Wildlife Expo
    • Wilmington, North Carolina
    • Featuring wildlife art and decoy displays, book signings, hunting and fishing products, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, demonstrations, this expo is a great way to encourage youth to enjoy the outdoors, to heighten public awareness of our natural resources and to encourage conservation.
  • Carolina Cup
    • Camden, South Carolina
    • This time honored South Carolina tradition attracts over 65,000 fans from throughout the Southeast, to enjoy an afternoon of steeplechase horse racing, elaborate tailgate parties and more.
  • Charleston Fashion Week
    • Charleston, South Carolina
    • Held under the tents in Marion Square this five-night celebration features more than 40 runway shows, the Spring Bridal Show, Emerging Designer Competition: East, and Rock the Runway Model Competition. Accredited with launching the careers of numerous up-and-coming designers, this multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after parties and press events.
  • Charleston International Antiques Show
    • Charleston, South Carolina
    • A premier destination for antique collectors and admirers alike, this renowned show features over 30 of the nation's most prominent antiques dealers and includes an array of period furnishings and decorative arts, vintage jewelry, porcelains, ceramics, silver and architectural garden accents and more.
  • Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
    • Conyers, Georgia
    • Held at the Georgia International Horse Park, this exciting annual event features local and international music and dance, over 300 arts and crafts vendor booths, food, games and ongoing entertainment for all ages.
  • Festival of Flowers
    • Mobile, Alabama
    • A four-day horticultural extravaganza held at the Providence Hospital Campus, featuring landscape gardens, tablescape displays and much more.
  • Festival of Houses and Gardens
    • Charleston, South Carolina
    • Each Festival tour of this month long festival allows visitors to explore several properties dating from the American colonial period, through the antebellum and Victorian years of architecture, to the early 20th century in various colonial and antebellum neighborhoods during Charleston's peak blooming season.
  • Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival
    • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    • Head to lovely Hilton Head Island to enjoy events featuring local bounty and coastal culinary treasures, WineFest, one of the largest outdoor public wine tastings along the East Coast, the annual Grand Wine Tasting and Auction, plus more.
  • International Cherry Blossom Festival
    • Macon, Georgia
    • Held when Macon's 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees are in bloom, this annual festival features parades, homes tours, fireworks displays, nightly concerts, arts and crafts, amusement rides, a dazzling Hot Air Balloon Fest including a twilight Balloon Glow and much more.
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Pilgrimage
    • Mississippi Gulf Coast from Moss Point to Bay St. Louis
    • This annual tour of homes, gardens, and historic landmarks features tours of approximately 30 Mississippi Gulf Coast sites according to the eight-day schedule of events. All venues are free of charge.
  • Mount Vernon Spring Festivals and Events
    • Mount Vernon, Virginia
    • Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved estate in presents several fun festivals and special events each year during the spring and summer.
  • The Natchez Spring Pilgrimage
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • This time honored annual event includes tours of antebellum homes and gardens, musical pageants, special dining events and more.
  • North Carolina Black Film Festival
    • Wilmington, North Carolina
    • Formerly the Cine Noir Festival of Black Film, this four-day annual festival showcases the works of an array of filmmakers, spotlighting features, shorts, documentaries and animation by and about African Americans.
  • Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic
    • Columbia, South Carolina
    • Featuring more than 300 exhibitors at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, this hunting, fishing and outdoor show includes family-oriented displays and activities.
  • Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale
    • Georgia - From Barnesville and Culloden to Brunswick and the Golden Isles
    • This more than 200-mile yard sale takes place each spring along U.S. Highway 341, which runs through the heart of Georgia.
  • Savannah Music Festival
    • Savannah, Georgia
    • One of the largest music festivals in the Southeast, this annual musical marathon showcases indigenous music from the Deep South and internationally renowned musicians performing a diverse range of musical styles including symphonic music, blues, jazz, gospel, chamber music, bluegrass, rock, international music and dance styles.
  • Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens
    • Savannah, Georgia
    • The Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens offers visitors the chance to tour private homes and gardens in a variety of different Savannah neighborhoods. Each day of the tour a new neighborhood is featured for three hours, during which visitors may enjoy self-guided tours in any order at a comfortable individual pace.
  • Spring Celebration at Callaway Gardens
    • Pine Mountain, Georgia
    • Each of the annual Spring Celebration weeks features activities for enjoying the natural beauty and breathtaking spring blossoms at Callaway Gardens. Hands-on activities, educational experiences, guided hikes and much more offer spring fun at its best for all ages.
  • Virginia Festival of the Book
    • Charlottesville, Virginia
    • The largest gathering of authors, writers, and readers in the Commonwealth, this annual celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture includes traditional author readings and book signings, panels, discussions and more.
  • Wilmington Woman's Club Annual Coastal Living Showcase
    • Wilmington, North Carolina
    • This annual Showcase, features more than 100 vendors and showcases a variety of gifts, products, and ideas for the home, garden, office, and seaside living.

More Southeast U.S. March Events from City and Travel Experts