Things to Do in March

Travel to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., watch college basketball teams battle for the NCAA championship title and see what cutting-edge trends await at South by Southwest.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C.

The nation’s capital comes abloom every spring with the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. See the famed cherry blossom trees, lining the Tidal Basin, while strolling by iconic sites like the Jefferson and Martin Luther King memorials.

Holi in India

Celebrate spring with a dash of color. The annual Holi festival in India inspires revelers to hit the streets, playfully throwing powdered colors on each other. Once your clothes are doused with all sorts of hues, you’ll understand why this is called a festival of colors.

Daytona Bike Week

Rev up for a week of diesel and fun at Daytona Bike Week. The annual motorcycle rally attracts some of the fiercest bikers, clad in leather (and sometimes little else) to celebrate the freedom of the open road.

Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain

Enjoy a high-spirited fiesta in Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city. The annual bash, held in commemoration of Saint Joseph, sees neighborhoods transformed into lively parties over a boisterous five-day period.

Spring Equinox: Stonehenge

Mark the beginning of spring with a celebratory gathering at Stonehenge. Join the crowds who gather at the mysterious stone structures in Wiltshire, England, to see the sun rise, ushering in the spring equinox.

St. Patrick’s Day

Don your friendliest green for St. Patrick’s Day. Boston is the place to be, with the city’s official St. Patrick’s Day Parade drawing anywhere from 600,000 to 1 million people every year.

March Madness

Get out your ballots, it’s time for March Madness. The annual college basketball showdown begins March 14. Stay glued to the tube and watch every game live or hit the road and check out our list of the best college basketball towns.

Spring Break in Panama City Beach

Slap on your sunscreen and grab your shades for a laid-back spring break on Panama City Beach. This sunny haven on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico beckons with its tagline, “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.” You’ll see why once you sink your toes into its unique sugar-white sand.

South by Southwest in Austin

Pull up a seat at the leading film, comedy, tech and music festival showcase in America. Every year, since 1987, SXSW has put the spotlight on Austin, Texas, and cutting-edge entertainment and tech industry trends; see what’s in store this year, with speakers like actor Seth Rogen and organizing consultant Mari "Konmari" Kondo.

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