Climb to the Moon at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse offers views of the sunset and moonrise from atop the lighthouse once a lunar month when the moon is at its fullest. This year headliners include The Oak Ridge Boys, Reba Mc Entire, Earth Wind & Fire and so many more. On the first Saturday each month visit the Pioneer Settlement music workshops and a free open music jam. Registration is per child, and must be paid upon check-in at the event. 2nd annual outdoor art show with more than 140 artists that create original hand-made artwork including paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more. Busch Gardens Tampa’s longest running concert series, Real Music includes all-new this year, pop and country artists, a cirque show and an Irish dance group. Now in its fourth year, more than 65 wines and 50 craft brews plus specialty cocktails will be on hand with 13 culinary cabins with dishes like mango shrimp ceviche, beef brisket on a spiced corn waffle, fried frog legs with bacon corn fritters, dish duck fat truffle fries and tostones rellenos de pollo. Musical guests are Edwin Mc Cain & Sister Hazel (March 3), Grupo Niche (March 4), The Fray (March 10), Southern Uprising Tour: A Southern Rock Revival with Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws (March 11), Olga Tañón (March 17), Goo Goo Dolls (March 18), Better Than Ezra & Tonic (March 24), Michael Bolton (March 25), Boyz II Men (March 31), Natalie Grant (April 1), Hank Williams, Jr. buschgardens.com/tampa/events/food-and-wine-festival/ March 3-4: Palm Harbor Craft Festival, Palm Harbor. Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Boulevard, Spring Hill, 34607. Family Membership is The Citrus County Fairgrounds is at 3600 South Florida Avenue. 10-11: Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival, Punta Gorda. The festival features live music, crafts, kids’ zone, and plenty of delicacies from the sea available for purchase.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)Through April 7: Universal Studios Mardi Gras, Orlando. universalorlando.com/mardigras Through April 15: Sea World Seven Seas Food Festival, Orlando.
With 14 concerts lighting up the stage; 1.7 million beads flying through the air; a wild and wonderful parade led by amazing, outrageous performers and plenty of food. Held on Saturday and Sunday with concerts on each day.
The festival showcases visual, culinary and performance artists. March 24 - 25: Annual Spring Fine Arts Festival, Englewood.
(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)Through May 28: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Lake Buena Vista. Whiskey Joe’s Barefoot Beach Bar, 7720 West Courtney Campbell Causeway. Stroll the avenue viewing the work of more than 100 artists from around the country while you enjoy live entertainment, shopping and snacks along the way. Free parking Admission is free; however, Rotarians will be greeting festival attendees and requesting a "$2 Donation In Exchange for a Smile." All proceeds benefit The Englewood Rotary Youth Foundation, Inc., and other Rotary Projects. The Citrus County Fair celebrates their 70th year with pageants, a flea market, exhibits, livestock show, and midway rides. March 14 - 17: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sebring. More than 140 of the finest works of traditional 2D media created by artists across the country come together for one of the nation’s most prestigious exhibitions.
The run will begin at PM, but please plan to arrive by PM to check in. Based at the Orlando Harley-Davidson south of downtown off Interstate 4, this growing annual event plays off the bigger Bike Week up the road in Daytona. eventbrite.com/e/color-me-crazy-5k-walkrun-tickets-42661688258? aff=es2March 24-25: Melbourne Air and Space Show, Melbourne. Advance tickets $16.25 ($25 day of show) for 13 and older, $9.75 for children 6-12 and free for 5 and under. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. March 3 - 4: Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa. Sertoma Youth Ranch Spring Bluegrass Festival presents a lineup of artists including The Gisbson Brothers, Nothin Fancy, and Dave Adkins. Camping available for a fee and minimum 3 night stay for a reservation, ticket purchase required for reserved seat, sites and seats will be assigned when order is received. This 7th Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival serves up this favorite treat in historic Ybor City. 10 - 11: Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, Fort Myers Beach. Enjoy delicious shrimp cooked a variety of ways, including the local “pink shrimp.” Also offered are arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and many children's activities. VIP tickets are $75 and it is highly encouraged your purchase these well in advance. The Cars will be on display in the Marco Island Center for the Arts parking lot and grounds, visitors may park across the street in the The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island parking lot. The fair will showcase contemporary work, modern masters, and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations.
The race will start and end at the Wickham Park Community Garden, adjacent to the Fantastic 4-H Farm in the horse stables. The H-D dealership features entertainment including daily bands and food vendors. Parking is an additional when purchased online or day of show. The Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts showcases original creations and live music at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa. On the agenda are music, dances, more than 150 crafts and cultural exhibitors, and a contest between rivals Miami and Tampa to find the best traditional and non-traditional Cuban sandwiches. For information, visit Florida (including Naples, Fort Myers, Venice, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda)Through March 4: Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair, North Fort Myers. Suggested donation of to the Marco Island Center for the Arts. marcoislandart.org/event/cars-as-art/South Florida and the Keys (including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Key Largo, Key West and the Treasure Coast)Through March 4: Festival of the Arts BOCA, Boca Raton. March 1: Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure, Key West. March 4: JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch, Fort Lauderdale. This event is a half marathon consisting of 13.1 miles, of which 45-50 percent of the route will take participants through Miami Beach. Proceeds on March 14 will benefit Boca Raton Museum of Art and School. Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts show, Spanish Landing and Pirate Village.In 2018, Universal’s “Fast and the Furious” open and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reveal its Toy Story themed land.Dave Kesting, general manager of Epcot festivals, talks about the return of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, Wednesday, January 12, 2017, at Walt Disney World.At Kleman Plaza, 306 S Duval St, Tallahassee, 32301 Panhandle (including Pensacola, Panama City Beach, Apalachicola and Destin)March 3 - 4: The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire, Pensacola. Come enjoy live music while you taste the best of the best BBQ around at this annual cooking contest. Come tour the castle where you can meet the King and Queen, watch full-metal jousting, and drink and be merry while you're entertained by jesters, gypsy dancers, magicians and more. for adults and teens, for children 5 - 12, free admission for children under 4. The festival showcases visual, culinary and performance artists.