From the hundreds of things to do on US Gulf Coast in March 2024 we narrowed our suggestions down to the following eight festivals and events. Cool, happy, and fun events that you expect to find on the Gulf Coast and brought to you by US Gulf Coast Travel.
The following Gulf Coast March events include fun, festive, art, and history themes. March means an influx of Gulf Coast Spring Break and baseball Spring Training visitors. March holidays include St. Patrick’s Day and Vernal Equinox (the first day of spring).
Enjoy our Fun Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in March and do let us know of other fun and cool events this month.
Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie, Houma LA, March 2, 2024
Enjoy family-friendly Cajun food, fun, and festivity at the 3rd Annual Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie, operated by bayou Terrebonne Distillers. Highlights include a white bean cookoff, live music, the now-famous Cajun Cup (a series of bayou-themed competitions), and some of the best pork of this planet.
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa FL, March 2-3, 2024
Continue the Gasparilla Season funness and winter US Gulf Coast art show tour at the 54th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Join tens of thousands of visitors in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park for one of the top outdoor, juried US fine arts shows with over 1,000 artists in attendance.
Emerald Coast Cruizin’, Panama City Beach FL, March 7-9, 2024
Emerald Coast Cruisin’—“The South’s Best Blast from the Past”—brings together automotive enthusiasts to the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” every year since 2005. Bring your own (or ogle other’s) classic cars, street rods, muscle cars, and other exotic and performance vehicles.
Festival of Flowers, Mobile AL, March 8-10, 2024
Feel the zen at the 31st annual Festival of Flowers in Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. The largest outdoor flower show in the US southeast features an art walk, buds and brews, exotic car show, and a gala preview party (March 7).
Collier County Fair, Naples FL, March 21-31, 2024
The 11-day Collier County Fair is a phenomenal family event with superb fair rides, fun games, fantastic entertainment, and plenty of food. Enjoy the live music acts, safari petting zoo, Space Adventures thrill show, Rock-N-Circus, racing pigs, Cowboy Circus, pro wrestling, livestock shows, butter carving exhibitions, and so much more.
US Gulf Coast note: March 20 is Monday Dollar Day at Collier County Fair and rides are only $1.
US Gulf Coast tip: Naples St. Patrick’s Day is a major annual celebration and for 2024 is on March 16. The Grand Marshal is Rocky Blier, multiple Super Bowl winner with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
KEDT Food & Wine Classic, Corpus Christi TX, March 21, 2024
The 35th Annual KEDT Food & Wine Classic is a main fundraiser for this South Texas community-owned public broadcasting station. Enjoy gourmet food from Coastal Bend’s finest restaurants and caterers. Sample from more than 90 domestic and imported wines. This prestigious gala is held at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History.
South Texas State Fair, Beaumont TX, March 21-31, 2024
One of the most popular annual Beaumont Texas events is the South Texas State Fair and Rodeo. Besides carnival rides, entertainment, and food, enjoy the exotic animal petting zoo, camel rides, and much more. Check out the Mutton Bustin’ event for 5-7 year old rodeo stars in the making.
Spring Arts Festival, Ocean Springs MS, March 23-24, 2024
The 31st annual Spring Arts Festival takes over the gorgeous oak-lined streets of downtown Ocean Springs the last weekend of March. More than 150 arts, crafts, and floral vendors join hundreds of surrounding local art galleries, restaurants, and shops to celebrate art and culture.
Please let us know of other happy, fun, and cool things to do on US Gulf Coast in March. Or any month!
See also Gulf Coast events in February.