March 2019 Calendar

The arrival of March always feels like a breath of fresh air. Between the promise of more daylight and warmer weeks ahead, we always feel extra-motivated to get out into our communities during the month, and fortunately there are plenty of exciting events coming up to entice us out of our cozy retreats. Here, we’ve outlined some of the activities we’re looking forward to in March, from a stellar antiques show to a slope-side cocktail classic.

Alexandria, Virginia

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on March 19 at 7 p.m. Learn about the history of Mount Vernon before enjoying intimate chamber music by The Columbia String Quartet, which will perform Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D major and Edvard Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G minor. The concert will be followed by a reception of champagne and chocolates with the musicians. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Alexandria here.}

Austin, Texas

Thousands will descend on the once sleepy college town of Austin, Texas, for its annual SXSW® Music, Film, Interactive Conference and Festival from March 3 -17. The Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues throughout the city will play host to noted filmmakers, musicians, and multimedia artists from around the world as they converge to showcase music, film, and interactive media. This cutting-edge, internationally-recognized festival is an experience to behold at least once in your lifetime. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Austin here.}

Charleston, South Carolina

A trip to Charleston is a good idea any time of year, but March is an exceptionally prime time for a visit, beginning on Friday, March 1, with the Charleston Gallery Association monthly Artwalk (be sure to stop into TSG Charleston, Volume 7 member Revealed Art Gallery). The annual Charleston Wine + Food festival, which offers a variety of memorable culinary experiences, runs from March 6 through 10. Saint Patrick’s Day is also a big draw in the Lowcountry, with a parade in downtown Charleston and celebrations throughout the area. {For local recommendations for what to do and see in Charleston, follow TSG Charleston on Instagram.}

Fort Worth, Texas

Calling all cycling enthusiasts: On March 30, join George Hincapie, one the most well-known names in cycling world, and other cycling notables for the inaugural ride through the city of cowboys and culture. The Gran Fondo Hincapie offers three different races—15-, 50-, and 80-mile routes—that traverse through Fort Worth and the surrounding area, following the Trinity River. Post-race, enjoy free food and beer at the family festival. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Fort Worth here.}

Lexington, Kentucky

The Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show, held this year from March 1-3, with a preview gala on February 28th, is a major regional attraction with a stellar lineup of special events and speakers, including Jon Carloftis and Ray Booth—who will be delivering the keynote lecture, sponsored by The Scout Guide Lexington—as well as quality exhibitors and six designer vignettes. The convenient location in the heart of horse and bourbon country is an added bonus. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Lexington here.}

New Orleans, Louisiana

The residents of New Orleans take Mardi Gras very seriously, and parades begin as early as January and continue through March. But the one you don’t want to miss is the Iris parade, which takes place on Saturday, March 3, and is comprised completely of women. Look for The Scout Guide New Orleans Editor Taylor Morgan on float 9. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in New Orleans here.}

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

On Friday, March 15, a panel of Scouted skincare experts will discuss the topic of “Beauty at Any Age,” and the advice will be available to everyone via Instagram Live thanks to The Scout Guide Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill (@TSGTriangle), starting at 12 p.m. Tune in to hear insights and advice from Dr. Justin Russo of Russo Dentistry, Dr. Michael R. Zenn and Nurse Mary Shaver of Zenn Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Austin Newsome of The Skin and Laser Center. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill here.}

Two Rivers & The Shore, New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, one of the leading Shakespeare companies in the nation, will start their run of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday, March 9 and go through Saturday, April 13. This uproarious comedy is the ideal “first Shakespeare” for kids, but it’s a riotous roller coaster ride for audiences of all ages. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in the Two Rivers area here.}

Washington, D.C.

Take part in the capital’s beloved springtime celebration, the Cherry Blossom Festival, March 20 to April 14. One of spring’s most glorious events sees the blooming of hundreds of pink and white cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The festival is filled with events big and small alike, from the Blossom Kite Festival to attractions all over town. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Washington, D.C. here.}