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The Best March 2018 Events on the Gulf Coast

Best March 2018 Events

March on Florida’s Gulf Coast is filled with family-friendly things to do, fun local festivals, and big sporting events—just to name a few. We’re rounding up the highlights of the best of what our Gulf Coast towns have to offer you this month. Grab your calendar, mark down these dates, and then make sure you’re here to enjoy them. Plan your next Gulf Beach vacation and fill up on sunshine, Gulf of Mexico of waters, and plenty of good times. Your Indian Rocks Beach rental or Indian Shores condo awaits you!

Florida Strawberry FestivalStrawberry Festival

March 1-11, 2018

@Plant City

There are 11 full days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, contests, competitions and a berry sweet time for the whole family at the famed Florida Strawberry Festival. Come and get your fill of everything strawberry while exploring the festival and having a family adventure all at the same time. The Strawberry Festival is a local and visitor favorite drawing big crowds each and every year. See what the excitement is all about and experience it for yourself. Which strawberry festival creation will you indulge in this year? Don’t forget to bring some fresh strawberries back with you to enjoy later. 
Visit the Florida Strawberry Festival’s Facebook Page for the latest updates and find all of the information you need to know. Happy festival going!

Valspar PGA Golf Championship Tampa Bay

March 5-11, 2018

@Innisbrook Spa & Resort, Palm Harbor
Watch your favorite golfers go club to club every March when the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship comes to the Innisbrook Copperhead Golf Course. This seven-day, 72-hole event includes 144 PGA TOUR golfers, among them some of the hottest players in the world. There are many ticket options for you to choose from, depending on how many days you want to attend, and who you want to join you. Click here for Valspar PGA Championship tickets and get your bird’s eye view of all the golfing action in Tampa Bay.
Visit and follow the Valspar Championship on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information and what you need to know about this year’s tournament. 


Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

March 9-11, 2018

@Downtown St. Pete

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a three-day festival that takes places along the waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The event features some of the best racing North America has to offer, along with interactive activities and live entertainment for all ages. Bring your family, bring your friends! 3-day and Single Day ticketing options are available. You can get your Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg tickets here. 

Visit the Firestone Grand Prix Facebook page for the latest updates and information. See you at the races!



Indian Shores St. Patrick’s Day FestivalSt. Patrick's Day Festival

March 17, 2018

@Municipal Center, Indian Shores
Indian Shores is the place to be on St. Paddy’s Day on the Gulf Coast. This community festival offers corned beef and cabbage, Irish dancers, festival food, beer and wine, live music and plenty of local vendors. Admission is free and remember to bring your own chair since seating is limited. Do a good deed by bringing non-perishable food items to the pantry tent in support of the local Beach Food Pantry Drive. 
Read more about this locally loved event on the Indian Shores St. Patrick’s Day Festival Facebook Page. Then let us know if you’re planning to be there. Wear your green and gold!

Great American Cleanup Indian Rocks Beach

March 17, 2018

@County Beach Access, IRB
It’s that time of year again! The 2018 Great American Cleanup has arrived and we are so excited to have you join our efforts to make Pinellas County a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place to live! Each year 80% of the debris entering our waterways is introduced from inland areas (streets, storm-drains, lakes, ponds, etc.) through our watersheds and into the global waterwayour oceans. To combat this issue Keep Pinellas Beautiful partners with volunteers, organizations, and community groups throughout Pinellas County to host the Great American Cleanup. Your support with these efforts will help to raise awareness in the community and remove harmful debris from entering into our waterways where it has the potential to harm our wildlife.

Please join Keep Pinellas Beautiful as we partner with the Indian Rocks Beach for a rewarding day of community improvement, engagement, and beautification on Saturday, March, 17th from 9a.m. to 12 noon. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection, and weather appropriate clothing. Thanks in advance for your help and support!


Indian Rocks Beach GreenfestGreenfest

March 24, 2018

@Block of 24th Avenue & First Street, IRB
This year’s Indian Rocks Beach Greenfest is in its 11th year and is set to host to around 70 local vendors consisting of art, food, crafts, non-profits and more! Here you’ll find a variety of homemade or eco-friendly products and services as well as educational opportunities from a variety of non-profit organizations. There’s live music all day long from fantastic local band The Dead Frets, amazing craft brewed beer from Barley Mow, and plenty of food and sweet treats to choose from. This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids. They have a play area with plenty of activities, arts, crafts and play area sponsored by Country Day School.

Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty is proud to be a local sponsor of this fun, family-friendly and eco-friendly event. Stop by and say hi! Also visit the Indian Rocks Beach Greenfest Facebook page and follow along for all of the updates and latest information. 




Indian Rocks Beach Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2018

@The Nature Preserve, IRB
The Indian Rocks Beach Easter Egg Hunt is a local favorite holiday event where hundreds of youngsters scour the hills for over 3,000 eggs! Other activities included the potato sack race, the egg-on-a-spoon run, and the water balloon toss. Children are always excited to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, balloon animals, ice cream and refreshments. Join in the family fun this year and celebrate Easter at the beach with us. 


The event is sponsored by the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, so follow the IRB Homeowners Association Facebook page for more details to come. 

Whew, there’s a lot going on in March. Hope to see you on the Gulf beaches and around our Gulf Coast towns. Let us know if you’ll be here.

It’s the perfect time to plan your next Florida Gulf Coast vacation. Get started right here.




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