March Ohio Festivals & Events

Ice Wine Festival

Welcome to the Ice Wine Festival at Grand River Valley Wine Region in Northeast Ohio

  • When: Daily throughout March from 12-5pm
  • Location: (Map It) Wineries of the Grand River Valley Region in Northeast Ohio
  • Phone: 440-466-3485
  • Web: click here

Ice Wine Festival at Grand River Valley Wine Region in Northeast Ohio: Several popular Ohio wineries join together for this unique winter event. Patrons will visit each of the participating wineries and sample their Ice Wine along with a complimentary appetizer. Many of the wineries will also have a featured event including ice carving, jewelry shows, dog sledding & much more. The cost is approximately $6 at each winery, which includes wine samples, an ice wine glass at each winery, appetizer, and special events. Participating wineries include Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, and St. Joseph Vineyards.

Arnold Sports Festival

A variety of ticket options are available for The Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus.

  • When: March 2 – 5, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) Multiple locations in Columbus, Ohio but most are held at the Columbus Convention Center and the Ohio Expo Center
  • Web: click here

The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest multi-sport event in the world. In Columbus, Ohio, nearly 200,000 fans will watch an estimated 22,000 athletes from 80 nations compete in 70 sports. The Arnold Sports Festival is co-promoted by legendary bodybuilder and film star Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The Arnold Sports Festival is a proving ground for many aspiring athletes.

Maple Madness Driving Tour

The Ohio Maple Madness Driving Tour is free.

The Ohio Maple Madness Driving Tour:  Maple syrup is Ohio’s first harvest of the year and the sweetest. Sugarhouses across Ohio open their doors and invite visitors to see firsthand how pure maple syrup is made.  The March Maple Madness Driving Tour is a statewide event sponsored by the Ohio Maple Producers Association and Ohio’s syrup makers.

Experienced syrup makers are on hand to answer questions during the free, drive-it-yourself tour.  Some stops are small backyard ventures, while others are large commercial operations. SATURDAY ONLY – A few select Amish sugarhouses are welcoming guests. Maple syrup is made in only a small part of the entire world, and Ohio sits in the heart of that area.  Bring the entire family, dress for the weather with boots and coats, spend a day in Ohio’s beautiful countryside and see how clear, sweet sap from the maple tree becomes golden, delicious maple syrup.

Old Town Trade Fair

Admission to the Old Town Trade Fair in Xenia is approx. $4/adult and children younger than 12 are free.

  • When:  March 4 & 5, 2023, (Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday  9:00am – 3:00pm)
  • Location: (Map It) Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-857-9745 or 937-372-8621 (On the days of the show, please call 937-216-0274 instead).

Old Town Trade Fair in Xenia:  Enjoy the living history event with dealers and demonstrators, all in period clothing from the 1700s through 1890s, making and selling their wares. This two-day event will demonstrate early American crafts such as blacksmithing, pottery, patterns, fabrics, finished clothing, silversmith, wooden products, and leather. Some of the items the demonstrators will be making are baskets, brooms, soap, and early flintlock engraving. Door prizes will be given away each hour with one grand prize awarded on Saturday and one on Sunday. Come see how our founding fathers lived.

Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Admission to the Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Free.

  • When: March 11, 2023, from 11am – 12:15pm
  • Location: (Map It) Through historic downtown Dublin, Ohio.
  • Phone: 614-410-4545
  • Web: Click here  

The Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a regional parade that appeals to Dublin residents as well as visitors from throughout Ohio.  Dublin, Ohio, has the Greenest, Grandest Parade!  The day starts with the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast and continues with the parade stepping off at approximately 11 a.m. After the parade, guests can frequent Dublin establishments featuring Irish entertainment and specials. Approximately 110 units, including marching bands, clowns, floats, and giant balloons, are featured in each parade before an estimated crowd of 20,000 guests.

Hinckley Buzzard Sunday

Admission to the Hinckley Buzzard Sunday is free.

  • When: Sunday, March 19, 2023, from 9am – 2:30pm
    (Buzzard Sunday celebration day is always the Sunday following the official buzzard day return which is always the 15th)
  • Location: (Map It) Hinckley Reservation in Hinckley, Ohio, near Hinckley Lake off of Bellus and State Roads
  • Phone: 330-299-9720
  • Web: click here

Hinckley Buzzard Sunday in Hinckley, Ohio:  See buzzards (turkey vultures) come home to roost in the rock cliffs and ledges in Hinckley. This annual celebration dates back to 1957 when 9,000 visitors flocked the township to see the return of the buzzards from their winter hiatus. The event includes an early bird hike; skits, songs, and stories performed in tents or in fields, displays, crafts, photos, contests, and additional hikes. Don’t miss this rite of Spring. Learn about the legend that surrounds Buzzard Day and why so many buzzards and people come out in March.

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