The first quarter of 2022 is officially over and that’s no April Fool’s joke! The year is swiftly passing by so make sure you’re staying up to date on the most happening events in Orlando by sticking with Style Magazines. Here are highlights from the beautiful month of March, just in case you missed it!

Spring is in full bloom at Walt Disney World Resort! The popular and fragrant EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival sprung to life March 2nd and runs through July 4th for 125 days to enjoy fresh cuisine, colorful gardens, playful topiaries and vibrant entertainment. Since the festival is taking place during the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary celebration, a new main entrance topiary display featured Goofy and a 50th-themed birthday cake. Other favorite Disney Character topiaries will include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Germany pavilion or Lumiere and Cogsworth welcoming Guests to the recently expanded France pavilion. Gardeners will marvel at thousands of blooms forming colorful, living panoramas all around EPCOT and fresh flavors were on the menu at the festival’s 18 Outdoor Kitchens. The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series also returned to feature favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre.

From March 3rd-6th, lovers of music and the outdoors converged on the wilds of Okeechobee for four days of camping, arts, wellness and top music acts. The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival experience returned to Sunshine Grove with 6 stages showcasing the most talented music artists of our time. Attendees enjoyed the smooth sounds of numerous performers including Tame Impala, Porter Robinson and Denzel Curry. 

The month of March brought the return of one of the States’ favorite fairs! Founded way back in 1910, the Central Florida Fair is so popular it attracts an average of 250,000 visitors each year with a ton of entertainment for all ages. The aim is to celebrate the agriculture, education, history and cultural legacy of the Central Florida states and attendees did just that from March 3rd-13th. Visitors watched creative arts such as food, baked or canned, decorated cakes and informative, fun demonstrations by top chefs in the stage kitchen. Flowers, gardening, water conservation, landscaping, animals, veterinary hints and tips were all part of shared educational expertise. Livestock on display amounted to more than 2,000 animals and 100 groups provided music and dancing on 3 separate stages throughout the event.

Part of the incredible dining and entertainment lineup at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant honored the most Irish of holidays with its all-ages Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, showcasing authentic Irish food, drinks, and live music and performers. And this year, they took it to the streets with open-air entertainment, five outdoor bars, fun St. Paddy’s merchandise and more! From March 11 – 17, 2022, Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival shined a light on top bands flown in from Ireland. Just in time for the holiday, Raglan Road also unveiled a new St. Paddy’s brew, So Berry Les, which is named in honor of Raglan Road co-owner John Cooke’s father. 

The Orlando Whiskey Festival was brought to you by Whiskey & Bizz, LLC and is the first ever Whiskey Festival to hit Central Florida. Features of the March 12th event included fine single malt, blended Scotch and American whiskies including Bourbon and rye, flavored whiskies beer and wine. The tasting event allowed guests to sample up to 100 brands of whiskey and interact with industry professionals. Gourmet menu selections were also on site from some of Orlando’s most popular restaurant groups while attendees outside enjoyed live entertainment and cigar vendors at our Cigar Lounge. All net proceeds from the event benefited The Lovely Project. 

On March 19th, jazz enthusiasts enjoyed award winning local bands, artists and crafters, as well as many fine art mediums, hands-on exhibits and nationally recognized entertainment at the Apopka International Jazz Festival. ZnL Productions presented the event featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Hiroshima, Grammy Award Winner Nestor Torres, Dee Lucas with special guest Lori Williams. The Apopka Amphitheater where the event was held is an outdoor entertainment venue located within the Apopka Northwest Recreational Complex. With fixed covered seating of over 1,300 and lawn seating capable of accommodating up to 5,000 patrons—it was a beautiful day enjoyed by many!

At their newly opened Florida Mall location, Cantina Catrina is paying homage to Mexico from the very moment attendees walk through the door. The Dia de Los Muertos-themed restaurant is Orlando’s newest Mexican scratch-kitchen celebrating culture, tradition and innovation. The main character “La Catrina” invites you to enjoy the Mexican traditions, the authentic family flavors and the happiness of Mexico. Business didn’t slow down in March as locals and tourists alike showed up in their droves for a taste of Cantina Catrina’s carefully crafted dishes made to perfection each and every time.