March 1 – April 16: Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando combines electrifying concerts, a dazzling parade, delicious Cajun cuisine and plenty of authentic New Orleans musicians to create one of the biggest parties in Orlando, Florida.
March 1-5: Busch Gardens Real Music Concert Series
This longest running concert series returns Wednesdays through Saturday’s beginning in February. Listen to live music that will span the decades from the 1930s-1970s. Concerts are held each day at 11:30am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Concerts are included with regular Busch Gardens admission, but reservation tickets are required to guarantee a seat.
March 1-6: Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando
This annual SeaWorld festival continues during March with plenty of barbeque, beer, and bands. Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission. With a special salute to America’s Heroes, SeaWorld will have special discounts and offers for all enlisted men and women and retirees from the military.
March 3-13: Florida Strawberry Festival
The strawberry is at the center of this festival, served up in a variety of desserts and dishes. Celebrate American traditions through fun contests and top-notch entertainment. Enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture and crafts.
March 2 – May 30: Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot guests will be treated to topiaries, garden displays, seminars by celebrity HGTV designers, a stellar line-up for the Flower Power Concert Series and a gorgeous butterfly house during the annual International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World.
March 5-13: Bike Week Orlando 2016
More than 100,000 Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from across the globe turn out for this annual event, headquartered at the Orlando Harley-Davidson Historic Factory Dealership, a detailed re-creation of the 1910 factory and the 1903 “shack” in which the Harley legend was born. Festivities include live music, games and shows.
March 14-20: Arnold Palmer Invitational
One of the crown jewels of the PGA Tour, the event annually attracts one of the strongest international fields of the season. Cost $50 per day/per adult.
March 18-20: 8th Annual Wine and Seafood Festival
Located at Lakeridge Winery, this signature event features local artists and crafters displaying their work. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of tasty seafood specialties will be available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tastings.
March 18-20: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
The three-day event also features show-stopping jazz, children’s activities, great eats and over 200 juried artists.