Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:08 am
We are updating this calendar frequently.
Comprehensive planning guide of things to do and March festivals in Florida, including Florida rodeos, seafood festivals, beer festivals and more.
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (3/15/2020)
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
For more information, see this update from the Centers for Disease Control
State, county and national parks
While most parks remain open, campgrounds are being closed. Check our updated list at floridarambler.com/florida-camping/campground-closures/
Baseball Spring Training cancelled
The remainder of Spring Training games in Florida have been cancelled and the start of the regular season has been postponed.
Spring Break cancellations
South Florida beaches are closed and restrictions implemented at other beaches around the state.
Disney World and Universal Studios, Florida’s No. 1 Spring Break destination, have closed at least through the end of March
March Events in Florida
CANCELLED Hunahpu Day, March 13, 2020,Tampa
Centered around the annual release of Hunahpu’s® Imperial Stout, this festival offers beer lovers the opportunity to taste some of the world’s rarest and most sought-after beers in unlimited 2 ounce pours while rubbing elbows with the brewers themselves. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. 4-bottle ticket=$200. Tickets go on sale Nov. 25, 2019. Hosted by Cigar City Brewing. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Key West House Tours, March 13-14, 2020, Key West
Final tours of the season lets you go inside private homes in Key West to see how residents restore, renovate and decorate historically significant houses. Read more about Key West house tours.
92nd Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo, March 12-14, 2020, Arcadia
The rodeo started yesterday and is scheduled to continue through the weekend. For updates, see their Facebook page. Gates open 11 a.m. Rodeo begins at 2 p.m. Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie Down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. Tickets: $20-$36. Mosaic Arena, 2450 Roan Street, Arcadia, FL 34266
POSTPONEDJupiter Craft Beer and Music Festival, March 14, 2020, Jupiter
Located in beautiful Carlin Park. Unlimited craft beer tastings (with proper ticket), 1-4 pm; Live music 1-6 p.m. $10 parking. Admission: $20-$150. Tickets.
CANCELLED. Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 14-15, 2020, Fort Myers Beach
As of Thursday, March 12, the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club says the festival will take place.
Marathon Seafood Festival, March 14-15, 2020, Marathon, Florida Keys
The Marathon Seafood Festival calls itself the “Original” Marathon Seafood Festival to emphasize it’s the real deal – indigenous and authentic, serving fresh-caught seafood from the Florida Keys. The most popular item is a Florida lobster dinner. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers said late Friday, March 13, that this festival WILL be held as scheduled despite concerns about coronavirus.
ShrimpaPalooza, March 14, 2020, Homosassa Springs.
Parade starts at 10 a.m. Live Music, great food all day. Hosted by The Rotary Club of Homosassa. Homosassa Civic Club, 5530 S Mason Creek Rd, Homosassa Springs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. As of Friday afternoon, March 13, sponsors insist the festival will be held despite concerns about coronavirus.
CANCELLED Royal Palm Beach Seafood Festival. March 14-15, 2020.Royal Palm Beach
Free admission, Free on-site parking, Free shuttle bus service and big top shade tents for the dining. Three stages of entertainment. Pet friendly. Saturday, 11 am-8 pm; Sunday, 11 am-6 pm. Commons Park, Royal Palm Beach.
CANCELLED Calle Ocho Festival, March 15, 2020, Miami
This street festival is enormous: It attracts a million people to the largest Hispanic festival in the United States. The event stretches for 19 blocks and it has everything: food, music, art and a giant conga line. Calle Ocho is part of the larger Carnaval Miami.
CANCELLED Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, March 20-22, 2020, Winter Park
This large show annually earns top ranking among art festivals nationwide. In addition to the draw of high-quality art, it is located in a beautiful and historic community with big shade trees and activities to entertain various ages and interests.
CANCELLED. ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo, March 20-22, 2020, Sebastian
Visit their Facebook page for updates. Sponsored by Rotary of Sebastian and Exchange Club of Fellsmere to benefit youth sports. Fri., 3-9 pm; Sat., 11 am-9 pm; Sun., 11 am-5 pm. Admission is free. Craft brew tasting: $30 in advance; $35 at event. Riverview Park, Sebastian
CANCELLED St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, March 20-22, 2020, St. Augustine
The oldest festival held in St. Augustine features delicious seafood and other food for land lubbers, nearly 100 arts and crafts vendors, kids rides, family shows and a wide range of musical entertainment. Hosted by St. Augustine Lions Club. Admission $5. Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine.
CANCELLED. Marco Island Seafood Festival. March 20-22, 2020, Marco Island
Visit their Facebook page for updates. The largest yearly event on Marco Island with some 10,000 visitors annually. Sponsored by Marco Island Rotary clubs. Admission $10/day; $16 weekend. Veteran’s Park in the center of Marco Island. Here’s more about exploring the Marco Island area.
POSTPONED. Islamorada Seafood Festival and Art Show, March 22, 2020, Florida Keys
Hosted by Islamorada Moose Lodge & Morada Way Arts & Cultural District. 11 am-5 pm. Admission: $5 donation requested. Benefit Moose Charities. 8173 Old Highway, Islamorada. Here’s more about things to do in Islamorada.
CANCELLED Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration, March 28-29, 2020, Dania Beach
Featuring live music, live performance art, a juried fine art vendors and crafters showcase, family activities, and seafood galore. Frost Park, 300 NE 2nd Street, Dania Beach.
POSTPONED Deering Seafood Festival, March 29, 2020, Miami
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. (Children 4-14: $7 advance, $10 gate) Admission includes entry to the Estate grounds, free activities in the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone, science activities in the Deering Discovery Cove, and entertainment. Consistently a sold-out event, the festival was named “Best Event of the Year” for the past two years by the Greater Miami Festival and Events Association. Here’s more about visiting the Deering Estate.