Ten March 2017 Events You’re Sure To Love!

As with the other eleven months in a year, there’s so much to do, see, try, and experience in the month of March that it might be a little hard to decide where to start or what to choose.

If you’re looking for some suggestions on March 2017 events that you just can’t miss out on, then you’re in luck! Dennis Dillon RV has compiled a list of our favorite upcoming March 2017 events for you to peruse below:


When: March 10-19
Where: Austin, Texas

The biggest film, music, conference, and media festivals of the year, the 2017 lineup for South by Southwest (or SXSW) is broad both in terms of size and scope of material. Here’s a sample of just a few of the expected happenings that will go down during this year’s ten day event: musical artists like Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, and Weezer will be performing, films and series like Free Fire and American Gods will be shown, and comedy events like the Comedy Bang! Bang! Podcast and Chris Hardwick’s @midnight will be taking place.

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2. Miami Sailing Week & Sailing Cup

When: March 5 – 11
Where: Miami, Florida

For anyone with even a passing interest in boats and in sailing, the Miami Sailing Week is not an event to be missed! This Cuban-born sporting event is celebrating its 90th anniversary for the Bacardi Cup this year. Come watch over 200 sailors from countries all over the world compete for the cup during the 2017 Miami Sailing Week!

3. Miami Open

When: March 20 – April 2
Where: Miami, Florida

The 2017 Miami Open is an annual international tennis tournament that brings the top tennis athletes from all over the world to Miami, Florida and the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. You’ll see tennis stars like Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Andy Murray competing at the Miami Open this year.


4. Lantern Fest

When: March 4
Where: Dallas, Texas

This month the Lantern Fest is moving to Dallas, Texas! The festival unites the community in a fun day of live music, entertainment, and food – all leading up to the main lantern lighting event! As Lantern Fest would describe it, “when the sun sets and the time is just right, we light the sky with lanterns representing our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.”

5. Chicago’s Best WingFest

When: March 5
Where: Chicago, Illinois

The big Chicago WingFest is an annual event that celebrates one of the best things in life: chicken wings! Local restaurants will gather to compete for the title of “Best of Fest” – and you as the festival patron get to reap the benefits of their good food. What’s more, the festival helps to raise funds for both local and national charities, as well!


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6. Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 11
Where: Chicago, Illinois

There’s certainly a lot to do in the city of Chicago this month! Just one week after you’ve finished stuffing yourself with all the wings that you can possibly eat, here comes the St. Patrick’s Day Parade where you’re sure to find even more delicious grub and ice cold drinks! Chicago’s celebration of this day also involves the tradition of dyeing the Chicago River a bright emerald green – truly a sight to be seen!

7. Idaho Ranch It Up Show

When: March 12
Where: Caldwell, Idaho

On March 12 at the Canyon County Fairgrounds in Caldwell, Idaho, the first in a series of three horse shows will take place – known as the Idaho Ranch It Up! Watch as horses compete in events like Ranch Trail, Ranch Riding, and Ranch Reining.


8. Cherry Blossom Festival at the Descanso Gardens

When: March 4-5, March 11-12
Where: La Cañada Flintridge, California

It’s time again for the Descanso Gardens’ Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual celebration of the blooming cherry blossom trees and of Japanese culture. During the above weekends at the Descanso Gardens, located in the Los Angeles area, you’ll be able to gaze at these gorgeous flowers, partake in guided garden walks, listen to musical performances, enjoy delicious foods, and maybe even try out an origami class!

9. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ Out of This World Tour

When: March 8 – 12, March 17 – 19, March 23 – 26
Where: Newark, New Jersey; Trenton, New Jersey; Richmond, Virginia

2017 is going to be the last year to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, as the “Greatest Show on Earth” will be coming to an end in May. Throughout the month of March you and your family will be able to see the wonders of this show as it tours in Newark and Trenton in New Jersey, and in Richmond, Virginia.


10. Seattle Bourbon & Bacon Fest

When: March 11
Where: Seattle, Washington

Come to the Seattle Design Center on March 11 to experience the absolute wonders of bacon and bourbon at the great Seattle Bourbon & Bacon Fest! This tasting event is a must attend for anyone with a particular appetite for bacon-filled treats and bourbon.

Which of these March 2017 events have caught your eye?