What’s On in Florida in March
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
It’s blooming at Epcot from February 28 through May 28th, for the annual Flower and Garden Festival. Enjoy breath taking flower designs, Disney themed topiaries and outdoor stalls with tantalizing bites. There’ll be inspirational ‘how to’ garden demos and regular tours, as well as a series of outdoor concerts. You can boogie down to classics with your loved ones at a stunning waterfront setting. Concerts are scheduled from March 2nd through May 28th. Dining packages are also on offer, but reserve early to savor every minute!
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is located within Walt Disney World. This March, the Atlanta Braves return to ESPN to begin their Spring Training, so prepare for a day at the ball park! Spring Training will run throughout the month of March. The Diamond 9 premier college fastball softball is in house from March 1st to 4th, kicking off college season with the leading Division 1 teams. If you love to dance, the National Dance Championships are in the house. There is no need to qualify, just call and enter. The event takes place between March 2nd and 4th and is open for boys and girls at elementary school age. It’s an official dance off!
Runaway Country Music Festival
If you love country music, get your Stetson on and head to Osceola’s Country Music Festival, taking place between March 23rd to 25th. Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker and John Anderson are already confirmed, with more on the way. Osceola Heritage Park is the only venue in Central Florida that has 150 wide open acres, an indoor Arena and Conference Center.
When the crowds clear and the gates close, why not rediscover the Magic Kingdom at night! On March 1st and 8th Disney will open its doors at night, with the opportunity to skip the queue and enjoy more than twenty-five popular attractions. Scare yourself silly in the Haunted Mansion or take flight on the Astro Orbiter. The USD$119 ticket includes ice-cream, popcorn and selected beverages. Tickets are limited, so be sure to book in advance! Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of specially priced tickets for just $89 per adult or child, plus tax.
In March, you’re just in time to enjoy the end of strawberry season, but how does this refer to wine? Oak Haven Farm and Winery, which is about 42 miles southwest of Walt Disney World, makes its wine from strawberries, blueberries and muscadine grapes. Most Florida wines are sweet and there are over thirty wineries in the Florida region. Oak Haven farm is a local family business and their delicious strawberry dessert wine is best paired with fruit dishes, chocolate and cheesecake. Do check with the winery before visiting to ensure that the tasting rooms are open. Pass the glass!