March kicks off fair season in Central Florida, with both the Central Florida Fair and Florida Strawberry Festival in early March, and the Seminole County Fair at the end of the month. Mark your calendars for some outdoor festivals, including the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Mount Dora Spring Festival, and the Longwood Pirate Seafood Festival. Plus, the popular Dragons and Fairies experience at Leu Gardens has been extended through March 27 and would make for a great Spring Break outing!
Mardi Gras at Fun Spot Parks
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Fun Spot with jazz music, photo-ops, themed food, a family-friendly parade with beads, and more.
Event will take place at both the Orlando and Kissimmee Fun Spot locations. Rides, games and attractions will be open at each park as well.
Dragons & Fairies at Leu Gardens
Join costumed actors on a 3/4 mile journey through Leu Gardens, with large-scale lighting installations, animatronic dragons, and surprises along the way.
Reserve your time slot online in advance. Guests should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to reserved time slot, as this is a live show with a specific start time.
Pete the Cat at Orlando REP
he popular children’s book character is coming to stage in the musical Pete the Cat, a story about friendship and inspiration.
Face masks must be worn at all times for guests ages 3 and older.
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival includes more than 180 culinary options, both international and domestic, as well as live performances ranging from country, Christian, Latin, rock, and more.
Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
his annual springtime event at Universal Orlando is fun for the entire family. Enjoy street entertainment, parade, concerts, and themed flavors from all around the world.
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
During the International Flower and Garden Festival, families can enjoy beautiful gardens and elaborate topiary displays, live entertainment, and creative dishes at the festival’s outdoor kitchens. There are also interactive play areas, the butterfly house, family films, and scavenger hunts for kids.
Central Florida Fair
Thu Mar 3, 2022 – Sun Mar 13, 2022
The annual Central Florida Fair features carnival rides, games, food, live entertainment, animals, STEM events and competitions, and more.
Longwood Pirate Seafood Festival
Sat Mar 26, 2022 – Sun Mar 27, 2022
Bring the family out to this two-day event featuring a free kids zone, live entertainment, including music and aerial performers, a pirate encampment village with pirates and a ship for kids to climb, mermaids, a mechanical shark, and food, including ocean delights and food for landlubbers, too.
Event runs Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm
Taste of Oviedo
Sat Mar 26, 2022
This annual event features food and drinks from local eateries, live entertainment, a farmers’ market, and a kids zone with activities, performances and rides. The theme for this year’s event is Hot & Spicy. https://tasteofoviedo.org/festival-information/
Seminole County Fair
Fri Mar 25, 2022 – Sat Apr 2, 2022
This annual community fair features more than 30 carnival rides, fair food, games, shows, and a Kiddieland just for the little ones.
Fair opens at 4:00pm on weekdays and 1:00pm on weekends. Closing times vary based on weather and attendance. Typically closing time is 11:00pm on weekends and a little earlier during the week.
Mount Dora Spring Festival
Sat Mar 19, 2022 – Sun Mar 20, 2022
This arts and crafts festival held in historic Mount Dora features more than 200 exhibitors. Kids can enjoy strolling the walkways along the lake and playing at nearby Gilbert Park.
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Fri Mar 18, 2022 – Sun Mar 20, 2022
The annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival includes over 200 artists on display plus a children’s village, art workshops, school exhibits, live entertainment and more.
Festival hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.
Paint the Cloud Green – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration
Sat Mar 12, 2022
This year’s Paint the Cloud Green event features a light up night parade. Afterwards, enjoy live Irish music and entertainment.
The parade will start at Lakefront Ave and Pennsylvania Ave, travel south to 12th Street, over to Massachusetts Ave, and north back to the lakefront.
Sat Mar 5, 2022
The annual Daytona Supercross dirt bike race takes place under the lights at the World Center of Racing.
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The Big Bounce Orlando
Fri Feb 25, 2022 – Sun Mar 6, 2022
Bring the family out to the World’s biggest bounce house and America’s biggest inflatable obstacle course. Other activities include a bouncy sports arena and space-themed bounce area.
Check availability online as tickets are limited.
Florida Strawberry Festival
Thu Mar 3, 2022 – Sun Mar 13, 2022
This annual large community festival features 11 days of headline entertainment, livestock shows, exhibits, rides, attractions, and a huge variety of strawberry food items.