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Whether you are a local or just visiting the area, March is a beautiful time of year here in Orlando. Of course you are always guaranteed some sunshine in Florida, but the weather is particularly pleasant here in March. Here are our suggestions for how to spend those swell spring days in our area.

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Butterfly shaped topiaries in front of the entrance to Epcot.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

There’s no better time to see those glorious flowers in bloom at Epcot. From February 28th till May 27th, the annual International Flower and Garden Festival lands at Disney World. From fresh flavors to live entertainment, you won’t want to miss this incredible event that blends fabulous food with non-stop fun. Our top pick? The butterfly garden is just magical and not to be missed. 

Kids and adults alike will adore admiring the stunning topiary displays, and a relaxing sit down watching the Garden Rocks live music will come as a welcome rest to an otherwise action-packed day. Want to guarantee your seats? The Garden Rocks Dining Package ensures you get a top spot for the concert and a mouthwatering meal, what’s not to like?!

Of course, for the Orange Bird admirers among us (sorry Figment fans), there is sure to be some adorable merchandise on offer.

The Universal globe and view across the lake.

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

Universal has been bringing the atmosphere of a New Orleans street party since 1995, with authentic flavors and festivities. Now it’s your turn to join the party, from February 3rd to April 7th at Mardi Gras. It’s time to don your loudest, most colorful attire from your closet…and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

You’ll marvel at the majestic floats that bring that special kind of Mardi Gras magic, and you may even get to be part of the parade yourself! For a chance to be the one throwing the beads, you will need the official Universal Orlando Resort App, where you can sign up for limited spots via Virtual Line

There’s a diverse line up of music both on the main stage and in the courtyard. Why not experience some authentic Louisiana jazz, and enjoy the classic Cajun cuisine the festival has to offer. You won’t be able to resist the beignets!

People watching dolphins in an aquarium at SeaWorld.

SeaWorld Seven Seas Festival

SeaWorld just got a boat load more fun for the foodies among us, on select dates between February 2nd and May 19th. There’s a shrimp-ly amazing array of flavors on offer at the Seven Seas Festival with more than 200 tasty choices and over 75 wine, cocktails, and craft brew options to choose from. The world is your oyster with a multitude of mouthwatering global cuisines, so tempt your tastebuds and take your pick! Annual pass members even get a fin-tastic exclusive sampling lanyard and a discount on reserved seating. 

While enjoying a vast array of divine dishes, be sure to check out the line-up at the Bayside Stadium. There are many acts yet to be announced but one confirmed band is pop act Hanson, and combined with the Seven Seas Festival, they’re sure to put the mmm in MMMbop!

A NASA sculpture at the Kennedy Space Center.

Kennedy Space Center

Want to get away from the parks? Try something out of this world with the Kennedy Space Center, who have a plethora of educational events that will engage kids and adults. Their jam-packed events calendar not only boasts incredible meet and greets with astronauts, but also the fantastic Fly With An Astronaut event from March 15th to March 17th.

You’ll join a veteran NASA astronaut for an awe-inspiring tour of Kennedy Space Center, and even experience a shuttle launch (don’t worry you’ll be back on earth in time for a catered lunch). A whole universe of information awaits you, accompanied by anecdotes detailing your tour guide’s career. 

For another incredible moment you won’t forget, make sure you keep up with the launch schedule. The official date is still yet to be announced, but this rocket launch should be happening in March.

Players solving puzzles inside At Odds With The Gods.

The Escape Effect

If you want to beat the heat and get your brain going, why not try an escape room. The Escape Effect has won Orlando Magazine’s Best Entertainment Experience four years running! There’s no better place to immerse yourself in unique games, that will have you feeling like a winner! 

You’re sure to leave on a high, after you bravely navigate through a medieval castle and reunite your team, in A Knight To Escape, the longest escape room in all of Florida! Or if you love solving mysteries, Sherlock Studies will have you collecting the evidence and piecing it together before time runs out. Become immortal conquering a series of mythological challenges in At Odds With The Gods, or uncover sinister secrets from within an abandoned theatre, in modern-day ghost hunt, Fright Before Your Eyes

Whichever game you choose, all the family will have a blast, in feature-length adventures comprising of 75, 90, and 120-minutes. With game slots always booking up fast, now is a great time to make your booking for March.

A photograph of a young girl digging for fossils at the Orlando Science Center.

Orlando Science Center

Grab your sense of adventure and shift gears from the usual attractions you associate with Orlando, by taking a trip to the Going Places exhibit currently on display until May 5th. There are over 12 interactive experiences showcasing transportation of all kinds, and whether you choose to delve into hovercrafts, boats or airships, there is something for explorers young and old. 

You’ll discover a new found appreciation for the pioneers of incredible innovative technologies. Analyze how they have evolved over time in order to overcome challenges, and create sustainable solutions…you may even peek a glimpse at future tech! 

There’s plenty more to see and do around Orlando Science Center, whether you have an appreciation for animals, dig dinosaurs or you’re keen to search our spectacular solar system. What’s more, coming this spring, a brand new nature exhibition debuts. Re-imagined from their previous NatureWorks exhibit, comes Life. Explore and uncover our incredible planet and everything within it, in an all new immersive and visually stunning space.

Looking up at a ferris wheel at a fairground.

Central Florida Fair

Hurry on down to the Central Florida Fairgrounds as from February 29th through March 10th you’ll find a truly epic event, returning for its 112th year!

You can expect everything from rides, food, entertainment and exhibitions! Be sure to check out the schedule to make sure you catch MicroMania Wrestling, Battle of the Bands, Karaoke, Trivia and so much more. You certainly don’t want to miss out on the Hot Dog Eating Contest! 

Keep the kids entertained with Pony Rides and Juggling Acts, or just watch the Stilt Walkers stroll on by. Adults will love looking over the competitive exhibits for horticulture, creative, and culinary arts, boasting some incredible talents that are sure to inspire.

Lego minifigures lined up.

Brick Convention Lego Fan Event

Calling all Lego-heads! Everyone, regardless of skill level, is welcome to get stuck in to this fun fan event that’s bigger than ever, on March 16th and 17th. Be amazed at the creativity on display and get lost in an extraordinary Lego world, full with life-size models of staggering proportions! You’ll see an abundance of breathtaking builds with astonishing architecture, and get hands-on with all kinds of brick-building activities and photo-ops. There’s even meet and greets with the top talent within the Lego-creating sphere.

Be sure to bring your pocket money, because they’ll be plenty of brick vendors and minifig merchants at this event, with anything and everything you could possibly imagine! It’s almost guaranteed you won’t be coming home empty handed. 

You’ll also feel good about supporting this event, with a portion of the proceeds going to Creations for Charity, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides Lego sets for underprivileged children all over the world, so everyone can share the joy of building.

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