Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 14-17, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend filled with Irish festivals and so much more!

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and it’s always so nice when it’s on a weekend (may be rough waking up Monday though).

While I don’t list parades on their own, there are plenty of Irish Festivals this weekend and some of them may have a parade! For your convenience, I’ve highlighted all Irish-influenced festivals in a lively green.

Apart from St. Patrick, festivals this weekend celebrate…

  • Holi: a festival of colors (multiple states)
  • Azaleas in Alabama
  • Jonquils in Arkansas
  • Sugar in Florida
  • Cherry Blossoms in Georgia
  • Oysters in Louisiana
  • Ukuleles in Michigan
  • Elvis in Missouri
  • Daffodils in Tennessee
  • Maple Syrup in West Virginia
  • and plenty plenty more!

The big states, once again, are Florida and Texas with festivals ranging from Art and Music to Seafood and Rodeos. If you are in either state, please go through the lists carefully.

Here are some more suggestions in each state:

Alabama
Azalea Festival (Semmes)
Arkansas
Jonquil Festival (Washington)
Delaware
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (Dover)
Florida
Clewiston Sugar Festival (Clewiston), Coral Springs Festival of the Arts
Georgia
Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival, Suwanee Beer Fest
Illinois
McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox
Indiana
Sugar Camp Days (New Carlisle)

Iowa
Faces of Siouxland Multicultural Fair (Sioux City)
Kentucky
The Great American Bluegrass Jam (Owensboro)
Louisiana
Amite Oyster Festival
Maryland
Quad State Beer Fest: ShamRocked (Boonsboro)
Michigan
Clare Irish Festival
Minnesota
St. Urho’s Celebration (Finland)
Mississippi
Unity Festival (Gulfport)

Missouri
Branson Elvis Festival 
New Jersey
Dragon Flight Night Market I (Bridgeton)
New York
Mac and Cheese Fest (Binghamton)
North Carolina
Morrisville Holi Festival (Morrisville)
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival (Monroeville)
South Carolina
Lucky Shamrock Festival (Florence)
Tennessee
Daffodil Day (Bell Buckle)

Texas
Frio River Music Fest (Concan), Dickinson Little Italy Festival
Virginia
Shamrock the Block (Richmond)
Washington, DC
Norooz Market D.C. 
West Virginia
The Ides of March ShakesBEER Festival (Terra Alta)
Wisconsin
Baraboo Brew Ha Ha (Baraboo)

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If you go through the lists below, check the map and still don’t find anything to do, feel free to look ahead at your state’s Festival Guide (listed at the bottom of the post) to see what’s coming up in the weeks and months ahead.

Or plan ahead for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 and find something to do with the help of the Solar Eclipse Festival Guide at https://festivalguidesandreviews.com/solar-eclipse-festival-guide/

Or, if you happen to be in Ohio this weekend, check this weekend’s post at OhioFestivals.net to see what’s going on. You can find this week’s post at https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-weekend-031724/

Have a great weekend, no matter what you decide to do!

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 14-17, 2024

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

3/15-3/17 – Vintage Market Days of Asheville Metro “My Irish Farmhouse”Fletcher, North CarolinaMy Review

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ALABAMA

3/15-3/17 – Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival – Fairhope
3/16 – Hanceville Irish FestivalHanceville
3/16 – HOLI: A Festival of Colors – Birmingham
3/17 – Azalea Festival – Semmes

ARKANSAS

3/14-3/16 – Jasper Jeep Jam – Jasper
3/15-3/16 – Flair Fair – Russellville
3/15-3/16 – Jonquil Festival – Washington
3/15-3/17 – Flux Campout IOTA – Hartman
3/16 – Sidney St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Sidney
3/16 – Shamrock Soiree – Morrilton
3/17 – World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Hot Springs

DELAWARE

3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Dover

FLORIDA

3/14 – Whiskey Obsession Festival – Tampa
3/14-3/15 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Lake Sumter Landing – The Villages
3/14-3/17 – Reggae Rise Up – St. Petersburg
3/14-3/17 – Gulf Beaches Rotary Spring Break Waterfront Festival – Madeira Beach
3/15-3/16 – BBQ and Chili Competition – Leesburg
3/15-3/16 – Shamrockin’ Fest – Leesburg
3/15-3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center – Port Saint Lucie
3/15-3/17 – Naples Seafood and Music Festival – Naples
3/15-3/17 – Coquina Beach Seafood and Music Festival – Bradenton
3/15-3/17 – Crooked Can Celtic Festival – Winter Garden
3/15-3/17 – River Days & Craft Brew Hullabaloo – Sebastian
3/15-3/17 – The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival – Winter Park
Weekend continues below…

3/16 – River O’Green Fest – Tampa
3/16 – ShrimpaPalooza – Homosassa
3/16 – Oviedo St. Patrick’s Day Festival in the Park – Oviedo
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Delray Beach
3/16 – Big Bend Brew Fest – Perry
3/16 – Florida Winefest and Auction – Sarasota
3/16 – Margarita and Taco Festival – Ave Maria
3/16 – Clewiston Sugar Festival – Clewiston
3/16 – Down Home Street Festival – Bonifay
Weekend continues below…

3/16-3/17 – Suncreek Brewery Irish Art and Music Fest – Clermont
3/16-3/17 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival V – Dade City
3/16-3/17 – Royal Palm Beach Seafood Festival – Royal Palm Beach
3/16-3/17 – Safety Harbor Bloom N Chalkfest – Safety Harbor
3/16-3/17 – Coral Springs Festival of the Arts – Coral Springs
3/16-3/17 – Anna Maria Island Springfest – Holmes Beach
3/16-3/17 – Florida Renaissance Festival and Craft Village VII – Deerfield Beach
3/17 – International Food and Drink Festival – Orlando

GEORGIA

3/15 – St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans – Conyers
3/15-3/16 – Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival – Fitzgerald
3/15-3/16 – Firehouse BBQ Festival – Donalsonville
3/15-3/16 – Scottish Heritage Days – Darien
3/15-3/17 – International Cherry Blossom Festival I – Macon
3/15-3/17 – Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival – Greensboro
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade – Savannah
3/16 – Memories in Monroe Car Show – Monroe
Weekend continues below…

3/16 – Suwanee Beer Fest– Suwanee
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Tanger Outlets – Pooler
3/16 – Spring Foliage Fest – Jefferson
3/16 – Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival – Dublin
3/16-3/17 – Yule Forest Tulip Festival II – Stockbridge

ILLINOIS

3/15-3/17 – McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox – McHenry
3/16 – Yorkville St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Yorkville
3/16 – Shamrocked: Woodstock Street Fest – Woodstock

INDIANA

3/16 – Corkscrew and Brew Wine and Beer Festival – Chesterton
3/16 – Get Green Fest – Fort Wayne
3/16 – New Castle on Tap: St. Paddy’s Day Festival – New Castle
3/16-3/17 – Sugar Camp Days – New Carlisle

IOWA

3/15-3/17 – Emmetsburg St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Emmetsburg
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Post Parade Bash – Davenport
3/17 – Faces of Siouxland Multicultural Fair – Sioux City

KENTUCKY

3/15-3/17 – The Great American Bluegrass Jam – Owensboro
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Lexington
3/16 – Third Street Beerfest at the Atrium – Murray

LOUISIANA

3/14 – Battle for the Paddle – Lake Charles
3/15-3/16 – The Iowa Rabbit Festival – Lake Charles
3/15-3/16 – Celtic Bayou Festival – Lafayette
3/15-3/17 – Louisiana Nursery Festival – Forest Hill
3/15-3/17 – Amite Oyster Festival – Amite
3/16 – Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival – St. Martinville
3/16 – Louisiana Redbud Festival – Vivian
3/16 – Jeanerette Creole Festival – Jeanerette
3/16 – Patty in the Park – Lafayette

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

3/16 – Quad State Beer Fest: ShamRocked – Boonsboro
3/16 – Norooz Market D.C. – Washington, DC
3/16 – Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival – Ocean City
3/16-3/17 – Maple Syrup Festival II – Thurmont

MICHIGAN

3/13-3/17 – Clare Irish Festival – Clare
3/15-3/16 – WASSUP Ukulele Festival – Midland
3/16 – Irish on Ionia – Grand Rapids
3/16 – Brewsology Beer Fest – Detroit
3/16 – St. Pat’s Day Celebration – Grand Ledge
3/16-3/17 – Maple Festival I – Jones

MINNESOTA

3/15 – St. Joseph Festival – Waconia
3/15-3/17 – St. Urho’s Celebration – Finland
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration – Crosslake
3/16 – Celtic Festival – Moorhead
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration – Saint Paul

MISSISSIPPI

3/16 – Ocean Springs St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Ocean Springs
3/16 – Unity Festival – Gulfport
3/16 – Grillin’ on the Green – Biloxi

MISSOURI

3/13-3/17 – Animals Aglow at the Saint Louis Zoo I – St. Louis
3/15-3/17 – Branson Elvis Festival – Branson
3/16 – Defiance St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Defiance
3/16 – Sikeston St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Sikeston
3/17 – Westport St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Kansas City
3/17 – Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Irish Festival – St. Louis

NEW JERSEY

3/15 – Dragon Flight Night Market I – Bridgeton
3/16-3/17 – Laurita Winery’s Shamrock and St. Patrick’s Weekends II – New Egypt

NEW YORK

3/14 – Mac and Cheese Fest – Binghamton
3/15 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Niagara Falls
3/15-3/17 – North Country Goes Green Irish Festival – Watertown
3/15-3/17 – Maple Sugar Festival I – Mumford

NORTH CAROLINA

3/15 – Downtown St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Burlington
3/15-3/17 – Vintage Market Days of Asheville Metro “My Irish Farmhouse” – Fletcher – My Review
3/16 – Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Raleigh
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Lafayette Village – Raleigh
3/16 – Morrisville Holi Festival – Morrisville
3/16 – Wilmington Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Wilmington
3/16 – Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Emerald Isle
3/16 – WoodMill Winery Spring Wine Festival – Vale

OHIO

Ohio Festivals can be found at ohiofestivals.net/ohio-festivals/

PENNSYLVANIA

3/15-3/17 – Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival – Monroeville
3/16 – Tyrone Irish Heritage Festival – Tyrone
3/16 – Upper Bucks Celtic Festival – Perkasie

SOUTH CAROLINA

3/15 – Lucky Shamrock Festival – Florence
3/16 – St. Pat’s in Five Points – Columbia
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – North Myrtle Beach
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Clover
3/16 – Festival of Plants – Charleston
3/16 – Kidsfest at Hagood Mill – Pickens
3/16 – Moncks Corner St. Patrick’s Festival – Moncks Corner

TENNESSEE

3/16 – Daffodil Day – Bell Buckle
3/16 – Irish Celebration – Erin
3/16 – Lucky Charms St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Chattanooga
3/17 – Knox Shamrock Fest – Knoxville

TEXAS

3/11-3/16 – South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) II – Austin
3/11-3/17 – Big TX Fun Crawfish Festival II – Selma
3/11-3/17 – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo III – Houston
3/11-3/17 – Spring Fest at Historic Market Square II – San Antonio
3/11-3/17 – Austin Fair and Rodeo II – Austin
3/12-3/17 – Nederland Heritage Festival – Nedarland
3/14 – Luck Reunion – Spicewood
3/14-3/16 – Frio River Music Fest – Concan
3/14-3/17 – Heart of Texas Music Festival I – Brady
3/15-3/16 – St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza – Mansfield
3/15-3/16 – Rockport Crawfish Cook-off and Tasting – Rockport
Weekend continues below…

3/15-3/17 – Granbury Founders Day – Granbury
3/15-3/17 – Sherwood Forest Faire III – McDade
3/15-3/17 – Fredericksburg Trade Days III – Fredericksburg
3/15-3/17 – Texas Pinball Festival – Frisco
3/15-3/17 – Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Shamrock
3/16 – Dickinson Little Italy Festival – Dickinson
3/16 – Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival – Dallas
3/16 – St. Paddy’s Texas Style – Lewisville
3/16 – Greater Conroe Festival – Conroe
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Block Party – Dallas
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Dublin
Weekend continues below…

3/16 – Waco Wino Wine Festival – Bellmead
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Street Festival – Wichita Falls
3/16 – The Woodlands Arts in the Park – The Woodlands
3/16 – St. Paddy’s Festival – Corpus Christi
3/16 – Bud Light St. Patrick’s Festival – San Antonio
3/16 – Spring Wino Wine Fest – Spring
3/16 – Holy Family Parish St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Galveston
3/16 – Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cook-Off – Fredericksburg
3/16-3/17 – Spring Festival at Rockberry Ranch I – Poteet
3/17 – St. Joseph Church Parish Festival – Del Rio
3/17 – Cowboys and Clovers at Grandscape Texas – The Colony

VIRGINIA

3/16 – Shamrock the Block – Richmond
3/16 – Shamrock Festival – Roanoke
3/16 – COTU Irish Festival – Ashland
3/16-3/17 – The Irish Festival – Richmond
3/16-3/17 – Highland County Maple Festival II – Monterey

WEST VIRGINIA

3/14-3/17 – Irish Spring Festival II – Ireland
3/15 – The Ides of March ShakesBEER Festival – Terra Alta
3/16 – Maple Days Festival at Freefolk – Fayetteville
3/16 – Pocahontas County Maple Days II – Hillsboro
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Martinsburg
3/16-3/17 – Maple Syrup Festival – Pickens

WISCONSIN

3/15 – Baraboo Brew Ha Ha – Baraboo
3/16 – New Dublin Irish Fest – New London

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