March Festivals & Events in Ohio

Enjoy Ohio’s fests and events in March, including maple sugaring and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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.

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Arnold Sports Festival

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

  • When: February 29 – March 3, 2024
  • 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.

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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.

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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 2 & 3, 2024, (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.

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Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

  • When: March 9, 2024, from 11am – 1pm
  • Location: (Map It) Through historic downtown Dublin, Ohio.
  • Phone: 614-410-4545
  • Web: Click here  

The Dublin, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a regional parade that appeals to Dublin residents and 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.

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Great Steubenville Eggsibition

Admission to the Steubenville Eggsibition & Storywalk is free.

  • When: March 18 to April 14 – during daytime hours.
  • Location: (Map It) Throughout Downtown Steubenville, Ohio (Maps available at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse at 159 N. 4th Street and other participating shops)
  • Phone: 740-275-4134
  • Web: click here

It’s time to celebrate spring by attending the annual Steubenville Eggsibition & Storywalk, which features thirty-two 18” to 36” uniquely designed Easter Eggs strategically situated in storefronts in the downtown area.

The Art Eggs are also visible from the outside for folks who want to window shop. Maps for the egg hunt will be available at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse and participating shops. After finding and viewing all the Art Eggs, “egg-hunters” can stop in at headquarters and choose a prize mini-egg. All the Art Eggs were painted by local artists and ranged from traditional Pysanky to depictions of scenes, personalities, or literary images.

As an added attraction, the Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County has created an Easter Egg Storywalk to coincide with the Eggsibition. Pages of a story will be placed around town near each of the “hidden” eggs. Participants can collect a map from the Library or Leonardo’s and claim a prize at the downtown library when they have completed the Storywalk!

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Oak Harbor Easter Egg & Candy Hunt

Admission to the Oak Harbor Easter Egg & Candy Hunt is Free.

  • When: March 23, 2024, from 2pm-4pm
  • Location: (Map It) Adolphus Kraemer Park/Oak Harbor Log Cabin at 125 N. Church Street in Oak Harbor, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-898-0479
  • Web: click here

The Oak Harbor Easter Egg & Candy Hunt begins with an Easter Egg Hunt in Adolphus Kraemer Park. A candy hunt downtown follows this. Don’t forget to get pictures with the Easter Bunny!

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Hinckley Buzzard Sunday

Admission to the Hinckley Buzzard Sunday is free.

  • When: Sunday, March 24, 2024, from 9am – 2:30pm (normally the Sunday following March 15, except when it’s St. Patrick Day, then it’s the Sunday after that)
  • Location: (Map It) 1586 Center Rd. in Hinckley, Ohio, at the Hinckley Preparatory Academy
  • 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 to the township to see the buzzards return from their winter hiatus. The event includes an early bird hike, skits, songs, stories performed in tents or fields, displays, crafts, photos, contests, and other 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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Scottish Terrier Show

Annual Specialty Show and Sweepstakes by
The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton

The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton will host their first two-day show weekend! The club will have a Specialty show with regular and non-regular classes in the early afternoon on Friday. Saturday will feature Sweepstakes & Regular Class Judging. The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton Specialty Show is for Scottish Terriers.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Dairy Farm

Admission for the Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Dairy Farm is free for this event only.

  • When: Usually held on Easter Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-325-0629
  • Web: Click here

Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Dairy Farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio:  Young’s Dairy Farm celebrates Easter with its annual Easter Egg Hunt rain, snow or shine. Easter egg hunts are broken down into various age categories: 4 and younger, 5-7 years old, and 8-10 years old. This tradition at Young’s Dairy has been going on for approximately 20 years and boasts having more than 4,000 hard-boiled and dyed eggs for the hunt. It also presents Barnabe the mascot, so bring a camera for pictures to remember.

Young’s Dairy Farm is a working farm that is family-owned and operated. They plan many events and activities for the whole family. Additional points of interest include homemade ice cream, watching cows being milked, goat petting, two restaurants, bakery, gift shop, driving range, batting cages, miniature golf, and more…for a fee.

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