March is always busy in Central FL and here’s a quick list of things you might enjoy doing that are less than standard fare…
There’s plenty to visit from the annual events to this year’s one-off attractions, you’ll see how much fun can be had! We hope that whatever you choose to do you have a wonderful time and please remember to let us know of any great discoveries of your own so that we can let others know.
March 1st – 11th: Central Florida Fair at Central Florida Fairgrounds.
March 1st and every day: Meet the Characters at Universal Studios.
Photo opportunity to get seen with your favorite characters; "Oh yes, Spiderman is a good friend of mine. Here's a photo of us on vacation...."
March 1st – 11th: Florida Strawberry Festival at Plant City
An annual celebration of this glorious fruit. Country Fayre, rides, livestock exhibits and strawberries every which way including loose...
March 1st – 13th: Florida Renaissance Fair at Deerfield Park
If you feel like a drive to Deerfield Beach then this is the festival for you. Craft villages, period performers, valiant knights, birds of prey and food.
March 2nd – 4th: Thundering Spirit Family Native American Pow-Wow at Mount Dora
March 3rd: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala, FL
March 3rd: 3rd Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off at Baldwin Park
March 3rd and 4th: Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld
Last two dates: Country stars Sara Evans and Scotty McCreery play one date each!
March 3rd – 11th: Bok Tower Gardens’ International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower
March 4th: 33rd Annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Central Park, Winter Park
March 4th: Harlem Globetrotters at UCF Arena
March 7th – May 20th: EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival at EPCOT
March 8th – March 10th: FIRST Robotics Regional Competition at UCF Arena. $Free!
64 teams of students from around the world were given six weeks to design, build and test a basketball playing robot. Here’s the playoffs!
March 9th & 10th: Pig On The Pond BBQ Festival/Competition at Waterfront Park, Clermont, FL
March 9th – 18th: Bike Week Motorbike Festival at Daytona Beach
March 10th – 11th: 16th Annual Indiafest at Wickham Pavilion, Melbourne, FL
March 19th – 25th: Arnold Palmer Signature Of Champions Golf Tournament at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando FL
March 20th: UCF Opera: The Merry Wives of Windsor at Resurrection Catholic Church, Winter Garden. 7pm.
March 23rd – 25th: 4th Annual Wine & Seafood Festival at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Clermont FL
March 23rd – 25th: Honda Grand Prix at St Petersburg
March 23rd – 24th: UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival at UCF Auditorium
March 24th – 25th: Mount Dora Annual Spring Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts Show at Downtown Mount Dora
200 booth vendors displaying treasures on the downtown streets of Mount Dora.
March 24th – 25th: Jack Hanna Weekend at SeaWorld
Renowned wildlife expert Jack Hanna returns to his base camp at SeaWorld for a special limited-time series, accompanied by his amazing animal ambassadors.
March 25th – 27th: Festival of Reading at W.T. Bland Public Library, Mount Dora
March 25th – 31st: Peak Bloom at Bok Tower
March 31st – April 1st: 50th Annual Sail Boat Regatta at Mount Dora Yacht Club
Take blankets, picnics and have a great time watching films under the stars. Venue will change if it rains.
Enzian Theater & The City of Winter Park present "The Popcorn Flicks" every 2nd Thursday in the month Park Avenue, Winter Park.
Donnelly Park Mount Dora 2nd Friday of the month at dusk February Film - The Goonies
Centenial Park, Sanford 3rd Friday of the month at 7 pm. Cinema in the Park
Great Places to Visit - Guest Recommendations
Parkesdale Farm Market at 3702 W. Baker Street, Plant City. This was an unique, countrified, local farm market that is a huge tourist attraction amoung "older" folks. You might want to look it up on the internet. There were literally hundreds of cars there in the middle of a Friday afternoon with people lined out the door for their strawberry sundaes, shortcakes, milkshakes, ant other strawberry products. It also is a large fresh produce and plant center. It was very quaint; however, do not dress in anything fancy to go there.
Great Place for a Picnic apart from our glorious Florida beaches of course...
Bok Tower, 1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, Florida (863) 676 1408
The Bok tower was built for Mr. Edward William Bok around the 1920’s. It is surrounded by magnificent tranquil gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jnr., the son of the landscape designer of Central Park, New York.Events including musical evenings are held throughout the year. The perfect place for a picnic for those who wish for a day of more leisurely pursuits.
Of course there's much, much more going on in the area this month, so much so that we couldn't possibly cover it all! If you see something you think we should include let us know and we'll post it!
Posted by Heather McDonald on 3/4/2012 1:25:15 PM 0 Comments