Regional Events

NOTE: Please check all venue websites for updated information.

February 29-March 3
Atlanta International Auto Show
Atlanta
Automakers display hundreds of new and pre-production vehicles including cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center, Bldg. C. goautoshow.com

March 1-2
Billy Strings
Atlanta
The guitarist and bluegrass musician performs at State Farm Arena at 7:30 p.m. statefarmarena.com

March 1-3
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. S.C. State Fairgrounds. gilmoreshows.com

March 2
Aaron Lewis
Hiawassee
The award-winning country music artist performs his American Patriot Tour at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 7 p.m. georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

March 2, 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. Tasting tickets and bottomless drink tickets available. Ages 21 and over. Atlantic Station. atlantabrunchfestival.com

March 2-10
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Atlanta
Atlanta Opera performs the Benjamin Britten adaptation of Shakespeare’s work at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Costs and times vary. cobbenergycentre.com

March 6-10
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Charleston
Festival features cooking demos with globally renowned chefs, local excursions highlighting the region’s diverse produce and seafood, workshops and hands-on cooking classes, signature dinners and events and samples of the city’s diverse cuisine, cocktails and wines. Multiple venues. charlestonwineandfood.com

March 7-9
Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend
Annual series of antique- and architecture-themed events includes speakers, tours, antiques appraisals and more. Various events, costs and times. savantiquesweekend.com

March 8
Jekyll Island Art Festival
Jekyll Island
Festival features art displays, demonstrations, antique car show, food, live music and family activities in the Historic District. Noon-5 p.m. jekyllartists.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. explorehwy341.org

March 8-10
Jurassic World Live Tour
Charleston
See life-sized Jurassic World dinosaurs like T. Rex, Blue the Raptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and more in live action at North Charleston Coliseum. Times vary. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

March 10
Celtic Woman
Savannah
The Irish music and dance group presents its 20th Anniversary Tour at Johnny Mercer Theatre. 3 p.m. savannahcivic.com

March 12-17
Six – The Musical
Charleston
British musical comedy is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII, presented in the form of a pop concert. Times vary. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

March 14-April 14
Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
Charleston
Award-winning tours showcase Charleston’s architecture, history, gardens and culture in and around the Old & Historic District. historiccharleston.org

March 15-17
Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival
Lake Oconee
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, Market Place, Grand Tasting and Jazz Brunch. Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Costs and times vary. lakeoconeefoodandwine.com

March 15-24
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Macon
Outdoor festival features more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in bloom, live music, equestrian shows, historic tours, road race, parade and amusement rides. Carolyn Crayton Park. cherryblossom.com

March 16
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Savannah
200th anniversary of the Savannah parade features nearly 300 entries. Begins corner of Abercorn and Gwinnett streets. Rain or shine. 10:15 a.m.-noon. Celebration on the River will include multiple stages of live entertainment, interactive games, food, cold beverages and more. savannahsaintpatricksday.com

Scottish Heritage Days
Darien
See Scottish living history demonstrations of musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, carpentry, medicine, cooking, music and more at Fort King George Historic Site. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

March 21-24
Georgia Food + Wine Festival
Marietta
Festival features culinary and beverage experts, farmers, artisans, live music, Georgia Celebrity Chef Stage, food tastings, beer and wine tastings, spirits tastings, oyster roast and more. Jim R. Miller Park. georgiafoodandwinefestival.com

Georgia Tribute Festival
Brunswick
Festival pays tribute to Elvis, Las Vegas legends and modern country and pop stars during a weekend of music for all ages. Historic Ritz Theatre. tributefestival.rocks/georgia/

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
Family friendly hunting and fishing outdoor show features more than 300 exhibitors and hands-on activities. Includes anglers Jimmy Houston and Roland Martin, Extreme Raptor Show, Dock Dogs, boats, sporting equipment, exotic animals, demonstrations, kids area, kids fishing pond, food and more. State Fairgrounds. psclassic.com

Kaleidoscope
Atlanta
Atlanta Ballet presents an imaginative mix of three works from renowned and emerging choreographers. Various times. cobbenergycentre.com

March 24-30
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival
Hilton Head
Sample domestic and international wines and Lowcountry cuisine. Events include dinners, wine pairings, live entertainment, Craft Beers at the Beach, Sip and Stroll, Grand Tasting and more. Multiple locations. hiltonheadwineandfood.com

March 28-April 13
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah
Georgia’s largest musical arts festival features more than 100 artists giving concerts and performances that feature jazz, classical and American and global roots music. Various venues in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District. savannahmusicfestival.org

April 4-7
Tartan Day South
Cayce
Highland games and Celtic festival celebrates the food, music, dance, games and traditions of Ireland, Scotland and England. Historic Columbia Speedway. Additional events held in West Columbia, Cayce and Lexington. tartandaysouth.com

April 6
Cooper River Bridge Run
Charleston
10K run/walk includes bus and boat shuttles, health and wellness expo, wheelchair division, kids’ run and finish festival with refreshments, vendors, live entertainment and awards. Marion Square/King at Calhoun. bridgerun.com

April 6-7
Columbia International Festival
Columbia
Festival showcases the music, cultures, foods and performing arts of about100 countries represented in South Carolina. $5-$8 admission; free admission for ages 12 and under. South Carolina State Fairgrounds. cifonline.org

April 12-13
Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival
Young Harris
Event showcases the art of storytelling with an emphasis on traditional and contemporary Appalachian stories. Tellers are Len Cabral, Nestor Gomez, Michael Reno Harrell, Megan Hicks and Anne Rutherford. Includes musical performances, children’s events and workshops. The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge. gamountainstoryfest.org

To have your event considered for publication, please submit materials to info@columbiacountymag.com. All listings require a two-month lead time.