Nothing beats springtime in Tampa Bay! The weather is perfect and it’s easily one of the most fun-filled months of the year. That’s right. It’s time to take a look at all the March events in Tampa Bay. The Hillsborough River is turned bright green for the River O’ Green Fest, The Florida Strawberry Festival returns to Plant City and Gasparilla Season continues with Film, Music, and Art festivals throughout the month. Mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun in the sun this March in the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast!
March 8 – March 26
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, is returning to the Straz Center! Find yourself immersed in the Land of Oz, where rivalry turns into friendship, and things aren’t always what they seem! Enjoy the magic with everyone as the Straz Center offers sign language interpretation and audio description as accessibility offerings during specified showings.
FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
March 10 – May 21
The annual Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival is back with a perfect arrangement of delectable food and drink options. This unique park experience allows guests to indulge in diverse flavors while enjoying additional events such as their concert lineup. While there, don’t forget to check out the park’s all-new thrill ride, Serengeti Flyer. One of the annual March events in Tampa Bay you can visit again and again.
GASPARILLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
March 23 – March 26
This annual film festival celebrates the tradition of film and arts here in Tampa Bay. GIFF highlights a variety of cinema while aiming to inspire, entertain and educate Tampa’s diverse population about the film industry. The festival also recognizes the faces behind these cultivating pieces of art. This three-day festival is at downtown Tampa’s historic movie palace – the iconic Tampa Theatre.
TAMPA PRIDE DIVERSITY PARADE
Tampa Bay is home to one of the fastest-growing pride celebrations in the country. Each March, historic Ybor City transforms into “GaYBOR city” for its annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade, where nearly 100,000 spectators line the historic 7th Avenue to celebrate unity and diversity. The streets fill with an array of colorful floats, music, live performances, and more for everyone to enjoy and take part in!