Regional Events

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.

March 13-April 18
Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
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.

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

March 15-17
Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival
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. 

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

Charleston Antique Festival
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.

March 16
Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race
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.

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

March 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.

March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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.

Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
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.

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

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

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

Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic
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,

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

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

March 23-24
Tour of Kitchens
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.

March 28
A Taste of Lake Murray
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.

March 28-31
Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
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.

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

March 29-31
Southern Women’s Show
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.

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