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What's Happening: Top Things to do in Orlando in March

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

New month, new year, new season. In case you missed anything: it’s spring time in Orlando and this means the new has already arrived! And with that comes new people, new adventures and a ton of great dates to be had. So whether you have been in a relationship for years or are just looking for the perfect date spot to take your date, these are the top things to do around Orlando this March.


a boyfriend and girlfriend sitting on a merry-go-round at a carnival enjoying their date night

March 4th 5:30pm-9pm

Historic Downtown Clermont

Free Admission

Join us the first Friday of every month for a food truck extravaganza! Stroll through Downtown Clermont while the DJ plays, enjoying food from a variety of vendors.


March 4th 5:30pm-9pm

Colonial Town Park

Free Admission

Attracts nearly 200 artists, craftsmen, food vendors, and thousands of visitors to the area. The celebration features exhibits of children's art, live performances, and demonstrations. The festival has been recognized as one of the premier events in Seminole County by the county’s Tourism Development Council. For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, NO PETS are allowed.


March 6th

Bay Hill Club and Lodge

The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard is Central Florida's signature sporting event held annually in March. A highlight of the PGA TOUR, the tournament attracts some of the greatest names in golf.


March 6th 9am-5pm

Osceola Heritage Park

$15-$30

140+ Tables of Toys, Comics, Artwork, Retro Clothing, Video Games, TV & Movie Cars, Contests and more. All themed around super cool things from the 80s-90s POP Culture.


March 3rd - 13th weekdays 4pm-9pm weekends Noon-9pm

Osceola Heritage Park

$10-$110

Enjoy a midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live music and entertainment, animals, STEM competitions and events, culinary competitions, and so much more. Come celebrate the community and make lifelong memories with your family and friends!


a naked black woman standing while water rains on her beautiful skin
Photo: Sugar Brown Burlesque

March 11th 7:30pm - 9pm

Love is Key Event Center

$25-$89

Experience A One-Of-A-Kind Urban Comedy & Burlesque Show! Bring in the new year with a funny sensual show and an awesome after-party!

Featuring Sugar Brown - the seductive alter ego of diva Lanita Shera - "Burlesque Bad & Bougie" dishes some steamy stand-up comedy with her signature sensual moves. Sugar dives into her diaries and explores her experiences on-stage - stimulating the audience with laughs and feels. This is tailor-made for those who like it hot.


March 3rd - 13th 10am - 10pm

Plant City, FL

$5-$55

The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce, and, of course, it's strawberry shortcake.


March 11th 6pm - 10pm

Thornton Park

Free Admission

Come celebrate Spring at the Veranda!

6-10 pm

Drink tickets and Drink Specials

DJ Krish

Free Indian Street Food

FUN AND DANCING is encouraged


Now - March 27th (Multiple Showtimes)

Harry P Leu Gardens

$22-$25

Experience this moving story as live actors in beautiful costumes lead you on a 3/4 mile journey. Along the way, you’ll encounter large-scale lighting installations, lots of surprises, and animatronic dragons. It’s a journey, unlike anything you’ve ever seen.


March 17th 12pm - 11pm

The Crooked Can Brewing Company

Free Admission

Experience this moving story as One of Central Florida's Largest Celtic Festivals is coming to Crooked Can Brewing Company for its' SEVENTH YEAR!7th ANNUAL CROOKED CAN CELTIC FESTIVAL. Join us for Three Days of Live Celtic Music, Irish Dancers, Local Vendors, Delicious Eats and so much more...And let's not forget about your favorite Crooked Can Brews!!

This FREE for all ages Festival will kick off St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 12pm and the party won’t stop until Saturday Night!!


March 18th - March 20th

Central Park and Park Ave

Free Admission

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project to bring local artists and art lovers together. It is a free event produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 350,000 visitors each year.


March 19th @ 5pm

Winter Garden, FL

Free Admission

𝗦𝘁. 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸’𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗹𝗶𝗻 Round up your gang, don your green attire, and join us for a family-friendly day of live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, leprechaun stilt walkers, Food Trucks, Irish beverages, and shenanigans!


March 19th Noon - 5pm

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Free Admission

You're invited to Kissimmee's big birthday bash at the 2022 Kowtown Festival. Kissimmee Lakefront Park is the perfect venue for this community-wide celebration. There will be great food, live music by Rico Monaco Band and Damon Fowler, the KUA kids zone, and games, and craft vendors. Celebrate with us at a birthday party big enough for a whole City!


March 24th - 27th

Orlando Museum of Art

$12-$20

Celebrate a new spring season with Art in Bloom: Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers, benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art. Presented by the Council of 101, this museum-wide event showcases a kaleidoscope of breathtaking fresh floral arrangements inspired by works from the Orlando Museum of Art’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. In addition, guests are invited to enjoy pop-up shops and curated antiques and. New this year: Guests are invited to participate in a Fine Art auction and an outdoor market, which will be stocked with Central Florida’s freshest blooms and select vendors.


March 25th

Cranes Roost Park

Free Admission

Bring your family and friends out to Cranes Roost Park for a weekend of some amazing Food Truck and Festival Food Dining at the UpTown Art Expo. Craft Beer from Sanford Brewing Company and Wine available. Friday March 25th 6:30-9pm, Sat 10-9pm and Sunday 10-5pm. Free Admission and Free Parking.

Featuring: Different Twist Pretzel, Dancing Empanada, Camel Tow Tacos, Laughing Crab Cakes, Brazil Express, Cosmos Ice Cream, Grandmas BBq, Greek Traven, Holelottadonuts, All about The Boba, Kettle Korn, Kona Ice, Gran Arepa, Paellas Madrilenas, The Dawg Pound, Siam O-cha.


March 26th 8am-11pm

Winter Garden Downtown Historic District

Free Admission

Outdoor Shopping & Dining Experience with LIVE MUSIC in picturesque Historic Downtown Winter Garden in celebration of the annual National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day!

All-Day (Open to Close) Location: Winter Garden Downtown Historic District, 300 W. Plant St.


Continuous Happenings: Orlando


A celebration at the winery serving up food, live music and free wine tastings
Photo: Lake Ridge Winery

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Lakeridge Winery

Free Admission

Enjoy our expansive vineyard green, including delicious food, live entertainment, and of course your favorite Lakeridge wines at our outdoor bar.

Weekend Winery Hours: Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sundays 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Live Entertainment, Food Court & Wine Bar: Saturdays NOON - 4:00 pm Sundays NOON - 4:00 pm


March 17th 6pm - 9pm (and every 3rd Thursday)

Historic Downtown Sanford

Free Admission

Art and Jazz Night is the product of Historic Downtown Sanford’s thriving (and growing!) arts community.

Stroll the streets and visit the participating locations, all within a comfortable walking distance from one another… Stay tuned to this event page to learn what each stop has to offer!


Now - April 24th

Fun Spot America

Free admission to event - Regular admission for attractions

Take a trip to The Big Easy right here in Florida by visiting us for our HUGE Mardi Gras event! February 5th through April 24th, 2022, we’re bringing a French Quarter feel to our Orlando and Kissimmee parks — some of which is at no extra cost to you. Enjoy exciting jazz music, a family-friendly parade with beads, Foto Spots for you and your “Krewe”, mouthwatering Bayou Bites and more! engage with your email.


a red dragon perched atop a giant rock with a turquoise background
Photo: Orange County Regional History Center

Now - May 8th

Orange County Regional History Center

$8-$10

The World of Mythic Creatures features unique cultural objects to highlight the surprising similarities and differences in the ways people around the world envision and depict mythic creatures. The exhibition includes models and cast fossils of prehistoric animals to investigate how they could have – through misidentification, speculation, fear, or imagination – inspired the development of several legendary creatures.


two young girls enjoying a treat at Epcot Orlando
Photo: Epcot

Now - July 4th

Epcot Orlando

The official start of winter is still a few days away, but spring is already in the air because our horticulture team at Walt Disney World Resort is busy producing topiaries, hanging baskets, flower towers and more in preparation for the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.


Every Sunday from 9am - 2pm

Historic Downtown Clermont

Free Admission

We have over 40 local vendors selling local produce, meat, honey, eggs, seafood, handmade gifts, and home goods.


Now - June 30th

Orlando Museum off Art

$20

Heroes and Monsters presents a rare group of paintings from a private collection that is being shown for the first time at the Orlando Museum of Art.


Now - May 8th

Sea World Orlando

Regular Park Admission

On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays sip and sample your way around the world with exciting flavors and local craft beers, plus live performances. And from Feb. 25 – March 6, 2022, you can let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment, and live music thanks to the Seven Seas Food Festival’s special Mardi Gras edition!


Now - April 24th

Universal Studios Orlando

Regular Park Admission

Louder. Wilder. Spicier.

The parades* and beads are back. The concerts* are back with incredible performers including Khalid, Marshmello, Jason Derulo and more. And every day and night you can enjoy lip-smacking foods from New Orleans as well as mouth-watering dishes inspired by tastes from around the world.** It’s the loudest, wildest, spiciest blowout this side of the Bayou.


Wednesdays

The Dreams Lounge

Free Admission

PRO & NEW comedians 🎙 ( Featuring comedians seen on HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Instagram, YouTube, Comedy Central, BET ComicView, Def Comedy Jam, All Def Digital & MORE! )


Sundays 5pm-8pm

Pilars Martini

Free Admission

Play, Listen or Enjoy - Pilars Jazz Jam LIVE in Pilars Loft. A community-driven jazz interplay; inspired by the 1940’s and ‘50’s ‘old-school’ hang hosted by the “Pros” Sunday’s at Pilars from 5p-8p. Pilars Jazz Trio has comprised of many of the finest Central Florida Musicians, and each Sunday is unique because you never know what special guests including the best jazz talent in Florida-will drop in for the ‘hang’ since Jazz Jam began in September 2015.



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