One great perk of living in Florida are the year-round festivities and there are some great festivals happening in Florida in March.

Florida is a state known for its great weather, beautiful beaches and lively atmosphere. Because of the warmth we’re lucky to have throughout the year, the Sunshine State is home to a variety of festivals. And there’s a lot to celebrate- everything from food and music to art and culture. There are people that come from all over the world to enjoy these festivals that provide an exciting and unique way to experience Florida’s rich diversity.

While during the summer there’s still plenty to do, prime festival season is during the “cooler” months. No matter what time of year it is, but especially from Fall-Spring, if you’re visiting Florida or a local looking for something to do, you don’t have to look too far. With March right around the corner, you might be starting to plan out your weekends. You’re in luck as there’s some great festivals happening around the state. has a list of festivals in Florida during the year. While it’s probably hard to list every single one, they feature the big ones.

March 2023 Festivals in Florida:

  • Florida Strawberry Festival

    March 2-12- Plant City

    Similar to the state fair, the Strawberry Festival has agricultural displays, livestock, arts and crafts, local food and a huge carnival midway. But when it comes to entertainment, they’ve got quite a lineup. This year there will be performances that span all genres: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ludacris, Walker Hayes, Halestorm, Willie Nelson, Chris Young, Cece Winans, Wayne Newton, Train and more.

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  • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

    March 4-5- Tampa

    One of the most prestigious art festivals in the country. Enjoy live music, food, interactive experiences and the work of more than 250 artists.

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  • Grant Seafood Festival

    March 4-5- Grant-Sebastian

    We love our seafood in Florida and this festival has been happening every year since 1966.

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  • Bike Week

    March 3-12- Daytona Beach

    This fest is HUGE. It’s gone on for over 75 years and this year they’re expecting half a million people.

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  • Marathon Seafood Festival

    March 11-12- Marathon

    This is the “original” and most popular seafood fest in The Key’s.

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  • Calle Ocho Festival

    March 12- Miami

    Part of Carnaval Miami, this is the largest Hispanic festival in America. A million people are expected to the event that stretches for 20 blocks with 10 stages. Enjoy food, music and art.

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  • Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

    March 17-19- Winter Park

    This festival is ranked one of the best in the country. Not only is there a lot of high-quality art, but it’s located in a beautiful community and has activities for all ages.

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  • Sunnyland Boat Festival

    March 24-26- Tavares

    This festival is all about antique and classic boats, in fact it’s one of the largest classic wood boat shows in the country with 250-300 restored boats on display in the water. This year will be the fest’s 42nd year.

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  • St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival

    March 25-26- St. Augustine

    The St. Augustine Lions Club seafood festival actually changed its name to the Lions Spring Festival after cancelling it in 2021 due to COVID. Enjoy rides, characters, food, live music and more.

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