Can you believe it’s March already?  The weeks are flying by this year.  

What is the weather like?  

March is quite warm, average temperatures range in the high 70s and 80s.  Evenings can be in the 60s but overall it is very warm this time of the year.  Rainfall is minimal but it is Florida, so there’s always a possibility, plan accordingly.  

What to wear / pack? 

Shorts, light shirts, comfortable shoes, maybe a sweatshirt.   

Here is what’s happening in Orlando in March.  

Universal Mardi Gras

When?  February 4th through April 16th

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We absolutely love Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando!  Enjoy family fun, live music and fantastic food.  Sample food from all over the world at pop up food carts located throughout Universal, you can view menus and the full offering here.  There’s live music and performers making it a party all day long.  

And don’t miss one of the best parts, the parade!  Find yourself right in the middle of the party with amazing floats, beads, music and entertainment.  

The Mardi Gras concert series continues into March, these are included in park admission and part of the Mardi Gras celebration at Universal.  Check out the performers this March. 

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 2023

When?  January 4th to March 5th

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Don’t miss the last weekend of Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens.  Take part in the celebration with amazing food, entertainment, performers and music all around.  

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival 2023

When? March 10th to May 21st

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Sip & savor your way through a world of flavors!  The annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival  invites you to explore delicious food and drinks as you make your way through the park.  

Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

When? March 1st through July 5th

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You won’t want to miss the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This annual event runs from March 2nd through July 4th and features stunning gardens, live music, and delicious food. You’ll also have the chance to attend workshops and demonstrations on gardening, cooking, and more.

SeaWorld Seven Seas Festival

When? February 3rd to March 7th 

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Looking for a culinary adventure that’s packed with flavor and excitement? Look no further than the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld! With over 200 unique offerings to choose from, this festival has something for everyone – from foodies to families. Explore over 50 international cuisine options and pair them with your choice of more than 75 refreshing wines, cocktails, and craft brews.

Running from February 3rd to May 7th on select dates, this fan-favorite event is a must-see. In addition to the delicious food and drinks, enjoy live music shows featuring rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds. And don’t miss out on special occasions like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo, which bring even more diverse entertainment and surprises to the festival.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration details below: 

Check out the concert line up here

Central Florida Fair

When? March 2nd to March 12th 

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The Central Florida Fair is an annual event that draws visitors from all over the state and beyond. Held in the heart of Orlando, this fair showcases the best of Central Florida’s agriculture, entertainment, and culture.

Visitors can enjoy thrilling rides, delicious food, and exciting games at the fair. There are also live shows and performances featuring local talent and national acts. From acrobats and dancers to musicians and comedians, there’s something for everyone.

In addition to the entertainment, the Central Florida Fair also offers a glimpse into the region’s agricultural heritage. Visitors can see prize-winning livestock, learn about farming techniques, and even watch live demonstrations of sheep shearing and cow milking.

Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or solo, the Central Florida Fair is a must-visit attraction in Orlando. With so much to see and do, it’s a fun and educational experience that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Photo courtesy of Visit Orlando

Florida Strawberry Festival

When? March 2nd to March 12th 

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Photo courtesy of Visit Tampa Bay 

The Florida Strawberry Festival is an annual celebration of all things strawberry in the heart of Plant City, Florida. This festival has been a beloved tradition for over 80 years, attracting visitors from all over the state and beyond.

As soon as you arrive at the festival, the sweet aroma of strawberries fills the air. You can indulge in everything from fresh strawberry shortcake to strawberry funnel cakes, strawberry ice cream, and even strawberry pizza! There’s no shortage of delicious treats to try.

Beyond the food, the festival offers a variety of activities and entertainment for all ages. From carnival rides and games to live music and shows, there’s always something fun happening at the festival. You can even watch a parade with floats decorated in strawberries!

One of the highlights of the festival is the agricultural exhibit, where visitors can learn about the history and importance of strawberry farming in Florida. There are also arts and crafts displays, showcasing local talent and unique handmade goods.

The Florida Strawberry Festival is a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring and enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of strawberries or simply looking for a fun and festive atmosphere, this festival is a must-visit destination.

Daytona Bike Week 

When: March 3rd – 12th 2023

Web: Offical Bike Week

Daytona Bike Week is an annual motorcycle event that takes place in Daytona Beach, Florida, every March. It’s a celebration of all things motorcycle, drawing bikers from around the country for a week of riding, racing, and entertainment.

During Daytona Bike Week, the streets of Daytona Beach come alive with the sound of roaring engines as bikers take to the roads. Visitors can join in on the fun with motorcycle races, live music, and motorcycle shows showcasing the latest bikes and accessories.

The event also features a wide range of vendors selling everything from custom bike parts and accessories to clothing and other biker gear. There are also numerous food and drink vendors, offering a variety of tasty treats to fuel the festivities.

Daytona Bike Week is a perfect destination for motorcycle enthusiasts and anyone who loves the thrill of the open road. With its sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and exciting events, it’s no wonder that Daytona Bike Week has become a must-attend event for motorcycle fans from around the world.

Megacon Orlando 2023

When? March 30th – April 2nd

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MegaCon 2023 is one of the biggest fan conventions in the United States, taking place in Orlando, Florida. It’s a four-day event that brings together thousands of fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture.

At MegaCon, visitors can meet their favorite celebrities, artists, and writers, attend panels and workshops, and explore a huge exhibitor hall filled with vendors selling merchandise and memorabilia.

Cosplay is a major part of MegaCon, with fans dressing up as their favorite characters and taking part in cosplay contests and photo shoots. There are also opportunities to play games, take part in tournaments, and attend screenings of the latest movies and TV shows.

MegaCon 2023 will be held from March 16th to 19th, and tickets are now available for purchase. A four-day pass costs $120, while a single-day ticket costs $45. Children under 12 can attend for free with a paid adult admission. VIP tickets and photo op tickets with celebrities are also available at an additional cost.

MegaCon is a must-visit destination for fans of pop culture, offering a unique opportunity to meet and interact with fellow fans from around the world. With so much to see and do, it’s an unforgettable experience that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival 

When? March 17th – March 19

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The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is an annual event held in the charming city of Winter Park, Florida. This highly anticipated festival attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to appreciate and purchase beautiful works of art created by over 200 talented artists from around the world.

The festival features art in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Artists from all over the world come to showcase their unique creations, and many even offer live demonstrations of their techniques. Visitors can stroll along the tree-lined streets, enjoying the art and meeting the artists behind it.

Beyond the art, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival also offers live entertainment, food vendors, and a children’s activity area, making it a fun and enjoyable event for the whole family.

Admission to the festival is free, and it’s held over three days in March, giving visitors plenty of time to explore and appreciate the art. The festival also offers a shuttle service from nearby parking areas to make getting to the festival as easy as possible.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is a must-visit destination for art lovers and anyone looking to experience the vibrant culture and charm of Winter Park.

Orlando, Florida is an exciting and vibrant destination to visit in March. With a plethora of events and activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the Daytona Bike Week to the magical and awe-inspiring Orlando Balloon Glow, March offers an abundance of opportunities for adventure, fun, and unforgettable experiences.

No matter what your interests are, Orlando in March has something for everyone. With beautiful weather and an abundance of events and activities, visitors are sure to have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

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