Regional Events

February 1-28
Island Gullah Celebration
Hilton Head
Annual festival showcases foods, crafts, stories, dance, music and history of the island’s Gullah people. Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast. Various venues. gullahcelebration.com

February 6-26
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Atlanta
Festival features films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture and history. Vote for your favorites and see guest filmmakers, actors, authors and academics. $10 and up. Various times and venues. (678) 701-6104, ajff.org

February 15-23
La Sylphide
Atlanta
The Atlanta Ballet prerforms the magical story of forbidden love set in the Scottish Highlands. Various times and costs. Cobb Energy Centre. cobbenergycentre.com

February 18-24
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival 
Hilton Head
Seven-day culinary and cultural event features top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, celebrity guest chef dinners, southern pit masters, artisans, live music and wildlife. hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com

February 19-24
Beaufort International Film Festival
Beaufort
Festival attracts nearly 12,500 film viewers for five days of screenings. Categories include animation, short, feature, documentary and student. $6-$270. Various venues. beaufortfilmfestival.com

February 21
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Atlanta
The dance company, which features Augusta native Christopher R. Wilson, presents a collection of performance as part of its 60th anniversary, 21-city North American tour. Performances and show times vary. Fox Theatre. foxtheatre.org

February 22-24
Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show
Atlanta
Show features juried competition in floral design, horticulture and photography. Atlanta Botanical Garden. atlantabg.org

February 26
Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure
Atlanta
Tour the historical district of Edgewood Avenue, Fairly Poplar District and Centennial Olympic Park by streetcar, while stopping off at 35 participating bars, restaurants and attractions. New Orleans-themed food and drink specials available. Costumes encouraged. $30. Noon. atlantabartours.com

March 2
Tybee Island Mardi Gras
Tybee Island
Includes a masquerade ball, king and queen contest, parade, street party and live entertainment. 1-5 p.m. Free. Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. mardigrastybee.com

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Atlanta
Taste unlimited barbecue and samples of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. Includes live music and souvenir glass. Atlantic Station. 2-6 p.m. $40; VIP packages available. Designated drivers $29. beerandbourbon.com

Starlight and Spartina – An Evening Under the Oaks
St. Simons Island
Fundraising event for Coastal WildScapes features nature-themed silent and live auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music. 5-8 p.m. $35 individual; $50 family. Musgrove Retreat Center. coastalwildscapes.org

March 3-4
Craftsmen’s Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
Columbia
The Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event features original designs and handcrafted works from more than 300 artists across America. Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. S.C. State Fairgrounds. gilmoreshows.com

March 6-10
Charleston Wine & Food Festival
Charleston
Five-day festival includes chefs, winemakers, artisanal food entrepreneurs, authors, historians and personalities. Prices vary. charlestonwineandfood.com

March 7
Jerry Seinfeld
Charleston
The comedian performs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

March 7-12
Georgia Elvis Festival
Brunswick
Stores and restaurants celebrate the King, and Elvis tribute artists perform outside signature squares throughout the weekend. goldenisles.com

March 8-9
Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale
Brunswick
Two-day event features more than 200 miles of yard sale participants in 11 counties. Includes traditional vendors and garage sale items, door prizes, activities, music and food. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. perrychamber.com

March 8-10
Jekyll Island Art Festival
Jekyll Island
Festival features art displays, demonstrations, food, live music and family activities in the Historic District. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun. goldenisles.com

Scottish Heritage Days
Darien
Events showcase Georgia’s Scottish and Colonial history with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving and 18th-century cooking and music. Fort King George. (912) 437-4770. gastateparks.org

March 9
Atlanta Brunch Festival
Atlanta
Enjoy tasty bites from 20 restaurants along with Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer, wine and live music. Noon-4 p.m. $15-$25. Tasting tickets and bottomless drink tickets available. Ages 21 and over. Atlantic Station. atlantabrunchfestival.com 

Lowcountry Irish Fest
Mount Pleasant
Festival features Irish music, dance and culture. Noon-6 p.m. Evening concert with Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones and The Hungry Monks 7:30-9:30 p.m. Day pass $20; evening concert $20; combo pass $35. Charleston Music Hall. lowcountryirishfest.com

March 9-10, 16-17
Shamrock City
Lookout Mountain
Southeastern Tourism Society Top 20 Event. Features green waterfalls, Irish food, specialty beer, costumed characters, live music and Irish jig dance lessons. Rock City. $26.95 adults; $14.95 children 3-13. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. seerockcity.com

March 11-17
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival
Hilton Head
Sample domestic and international wines and Lowcountry cuisine. Events include Outdoor Gourmet Challenge, Sip and Stroll through Harbour Town Yacht Basin, wine dinners, wine pairings, live entertainment and Grand Tasting. Prices vary. The Sea Pines Resort. hiltonheadwineandfood.com

March 13-April 18
Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
Charleston
Award-winning tours showcase Charleston’s architecture, history, gardens and culture. Includes tours of homes, gardens and notable sites in the city’s Old & Historic District. $55 per tour. historiccharleston.org

March 14
Mercy Me
Charleston
The contemporary Christian music group performs at the North Charleston Coliseum. 7 p.m. $38-$100. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

March 15-17
Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival
Greensboro
Features culinary specialties paired with more than 200 wines from vintners around the globe. Activities include silent and live auctions, wild game and beer dinner, launch party, Brew and Que cook-off, Grand Tasting and jazz brunch. Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. $75-$200. oconeefoodandwine.com 

American Craft Show
Atlanta
Three-day show features 230 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor artists. $12 and up. Cobb Galleria Centre. craftcouncil.org

Charleston Antique Festival
Charleston
Show features internationally renowned speakers and designers and more than 30 exhibitors of furniture, fine art, rare maps, jewelry, prints, quilts, decorative arts, vintage jewelry, porcelains, ceramics, silver and architectural garden accents from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries. The Gaillard Center. historiccharleston.org

March 16
Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race
Charleston
Solo racers and teams of two, three and four members kayak, mountain bike and trek across land, swamp and water in Francis Marion National Forest. Designed to cover approximately 55-60 miles with a finishing time between 10-12 hours. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. kandoadventures.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Atlanta
Parade features more than 200 entries. Family festival of live Irish entertainment follows. Noon. Midtown Atlanta. atlantastpats.com

March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Savannah
The city’s 194th parade, featuring about 280 entries, will step off from the corner of Abercorn and Gwinnett streets. Rain or shine. 10:15 a.m. Celebration on the River will include multiple stages of nonstop live entertainment, interactive games, food, cold beverages and more. savannahsaintpatricksday.com

Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
Atlanta
Event includes marathon (ages 18 and older), half marathon (ages 14 and older), 5K (ages 8 and older), one-mile run (ages 6-14) and 50m Dash (ages 6 and under). Centennial Olympic Park. atlantatrackclub.org

March 18
Mumford & Sons
Charleston
The British band performs its Delta Tour at North Charleston Coliseum. 7:30 p.m. $41 and up. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

March 20-24
Atlanta International Auto Show
Atlanta
Five-day show includes 400 new cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center. $6-$12. goautoshow.com

March 22-24
Spring Atlanta Home Show
Atlanta
Georgia’s largest home show features 350 home improvement companies at Cobb Galleria Centre. atlantahomeshow.com 

Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic
Columbia
Hunting and fishing outdoor show features more than 300 exhibitors and hands-on activities for all ages. Special programs include seminars, shows and demonstrations. State Fairgrounds. (803) 734-4008, psclassic.com

March 22-31
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Macon
Festival features more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in bloom, live music, equestrian shows, historic tours, road race, parade and amusement rides. cherryblossom.com

March 23
Jackson Browne
Charleston
The singer-songwriter performs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $48-$88. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

March 23-24
Tour of Kitchens
Atlanta
The Junior League of Atlanta presents self-guided tours of 14 Atlanta kitchens created by the city’s most celebrated kitchen designers (7 kitchens per day). Includes culinary demonstrations in some homes. $35-$40. jlatlanta.org

March 28
A Taste of Lake Murray
Columbia
Food festival features more than 20 restaurants, beer, wine, specialty drinks, boat parade, dance floor and live music from two local bands. $65. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Doubletree by Hilton. lakemurraycountry.com

March 28-31
Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
Savannah
Daily self-guided tours of private homes and gardens in Savannah’s Historic District include a variety of architectural styles and historic sites. Additional activities include programs on table settings, indigo and container gardening. $30-$45. savannahtourofhomes.org

March 28-April 13
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah
Georgia’s largest musical arts festival features renowned artists performing 80 shows. Various venues and times. savannahmusicfestival.org

March 29-31
Southern Women’s Show
Savannah
Show features hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, jewelry, gourmet treats and health and beauty products. Includes fashion shows, top chefs and celebrity guests. $9 in advance, $11 at door. Savannah Convention Center. southernshows.com

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