5 Main Street Events to Visit in March

5 Main Street Events to Visit in March

With St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring and Easter all packed into one month, there’s likely no shortage of fun around town in March. Downtown events bring locals and visitors together to support the small businesses and local culture that make your community strong and vibrant. Not to mention, they give you an excuse to get out of the house with family and friends. Celebrate what the month of March means to you and to your community with one of these entertaining events:

 

Grillin’ on the Green

March 12, 2016

Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early with a parade and celebration on Saturday, March 12. Featuring all-day entertainment, the event will include a children’s play area, arts and crafts vendors and a BBQ cook-off. Grillin’ on the Green has been rated one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for four years in a row. To see what all the hype is about, find more details from Main Street Biloxi.

 

Ag Day

March 19, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

To celebrate National Agriculture Week, which runs March 13 through March 19, Sioux Falls residents can head to the Washington Pavilion for Ag Day. It’s the 13th year for Ag Day and its hands-on fun for adults and kids alike. The event includes a free lunch, complete with dishes sourced from none other than South Dakota. More details are available from Downtown Sioux Falls.

 

Spring Food Truck Festival

March 19, 2016

Columbus, Georgia

What better way to get a taste of the local culture than by sampling dishes from more than 30 local food trucks? That’s the idea behind Uptown Columbus’ Spring Food Truck Festival. The pet-friendly festival will feature a wide variety of gourmet food trucks, as well as a craft beer garden. The best part? Funds raised from ticket sales go directly to organizing other fun local events for Columbus residents. Before you get outside and get tasting, find more information from Uptown Columbus.

 

Vancouver Brewfest

March 18—19, 2016

Vancouver, Washington

With all the excitement of March, don’t forget about March Madness! The Vancouver Brewfest will bring together more than 30 craft breweries and whiskey distillers from the region for a weekend full of entertainment. In addition to the tasting opportunities, attendees can participate in a free throw contest and watch the NCAA tournament basketball games. Brewfest raises money for several charities, including the Disabled American Veterans. Find more details from Vancouver’s Downtown Association.

 

Downtown Egg Hop

March 26, 2016

Batavia, Illinois

Batavia’s Egg Hop is much more than your typical Easter egg hunt. Participants will hop through downtown businesses to find their prizes and discover new spots for shopping, dining and living. The Egg Hop will offer family-friendly activities, such as face painting, games and a raffle. What’s more, these activities will take place all around downtown, from local businesses, to the local library and a local church. Hop your way to more information by checking in with Batavia Mainstreet.

Spring into seasonal fun throughout the month of March with a craft brew, a BBQ lunch or a trip to a new local business. If you’re not in one of the communities listed above, connect with the downtown network or Main Street organization in your own community to find out what’s going on.

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