Spring is in the air which means an abundance of events on the calendar! March is one of our favorite months to get out of the house and enjoy community activities and make family memories. Check out the our list of events and activities happening in March in Lakeland and across Polk County.

🍀 Featured Events in March 🍀

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🍀 Spectator Sports in March 🍀

🍀 The Florida Tropics play on March 10, March 17, and March 30 at the RP Funding Center.

🍀 The Lakeland Magic wrap up their regular season in March with games on March 3, March 19, March 22, and March 23 at the RP Funding Center. Currently in 1st Place in the Eastern Conference, the Magic will likely be playoff bound at the end of the season!

🍀 Spring Training is underway in Lakeland. With 14 games in the month of March, you can catch the Detroit Tigers in action right here in Lakeland.

Lakeland Spring Training Detroit Tigers
Florida Tropics Soccer
Lakeland Magic Basketball

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🍀 March Events 🍀

🍀 February 28 – March 10 – Enjoy strawberry creations, rides, games, and exhibits at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City

🍀 March 1 – 3 & 8 – 10 – Lakeland Community Theatre presents Annie Get Your Gun the musical

🍀 Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 – Lake Wales celebrates Mardi Gras with a 2 day, family friendly event featuring a parade through downtown Lake Wales and a huge lake-side celebration at Lake Wailes Park.

🍀 Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 – The speedboats race on Lake Hollingsworth during the Orange Cup Regatta. Bring a blanket and a picnic and watch the races from the shores of the lake.

🍀 Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 – Enjoy beautiful artwork at the Bloomin Arts Festival in Bartow

🍀 Monday, March 4Family Fundamentals FREE classes start back up at their new location on the 3rd floor of Explorations V Children’s Museum starting

🍀 Saturday, March 9 – enjoy the 1st Annual Sugarbuzz Dessert Festival in Downtown Lakeland with a wide variety of “sweets” vendors–talented purveyors of pies, pastries, cookies, donuts, sweet breads, and more!

🍀 Saturday, March 9 – CommunityFest in Winter Haven encourages the community to come together and enjoy games, entertainment, food and more.

🍀 Sunday, March 10 – Enjoy a FREE St. Patrick’s Day Concert with the Lakeland Concert Band at Florida Southern College

🍀 Friday, March 15 – Get into the St. Patty’s Day spirit with the “UNParade” in Bartow. This community tradition is UNscripted, organized chaos, with everything from moon pies tossed to spectators to belly dancers.

🍀 Saturday, March 16 – The St. Patrick’s Day fun continues in Bartow at the Blarney Triathlon & 5K

🍀 Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 – Head to the Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven for fine arts and crafts

🍀 Saturday, March 24 – Kick off Spring Break with a FREE Water Ski Show at Lake Hollingsworth

🍀 Wednesday, March 27 LEGO Movie World opens at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort

🍀 March 28 – 31 – The Florida Blueberry Festival celebrates all things blueberry in Kissimmee

🍀 More Things to do in March 🍀

Spring Break Camps – March 25 – 29

Check out our Spring Break Camp Guide and plan a fun-filled Spring Break

Spring Break Camps

U-Pick Strawberries – throughout March

The Strawberry U-Pick season is in full swing! Check out our list of farms within a 1 hour drive from Lakeland

U-Pick Strawberries

Plan your Spring Calendar

Get out your calendar check our list of Lakeland’s Favorite Spring Events to get the dates for local favorites including art festivals, SUN ‘n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more happening in March, April & May.

U-Pick Strawberries

Take a Coffee Break

Find a new favorite coffee shop in our Lakeland Coffee Tour

Coffee Tour

Spring Cleaning

Do some spring cleaning and then use our list of Donation Locations to find your items a new home. Need help getting organized? Call Sully with The Tidy Nest!


Make a new Mom Friend

New to Lakeland or motherhood?  Check our list of local places where moms congregate and your newest mom friend might be waiting

Lakeland Mom Friends


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Lakeland Summer Activities for Kids

Be sure to check out our Spring Activity Guide for Spring Break Camps, Spring Break activities, tips for attending Sun ‘n Fun & Mayfaire, details on Lakeland’s favorite annual Spring events, and more.