Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festivals Kick Off 2018

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Top 20 Fairytale Nights March Event

Find out what whiskey, wine and wildlife have in common or take a dip with the Polar Bears when you delve into the Southeast’s greatest celebrations

Since 1985 the Southeast Tourism Society has recognized the unique, diverse and unparalleled events in the region with the Top 20 Events Program. For every month of the year, STS selects 20 events which represent the Southeast’s down home flavor through arts and crafts, music, parades, pageantry, food, sporting competitions, live entertainment and much more. Save the date for these upcoming opportunities to experience the best of the Southeast. Read more about each event at:
www.TravelMediaPressRoom.com/STS.

January

January 1, 2018, Polar Bear Dip, Perdido Key, FL, www.FloraBama.com

January 6-28, 2018, January Jams, Abingdon, VA, www.AbingdonMusicExperience.com/events

January 6-February 13, 2018, Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles, LA, www.SWLAMardigras.com

January 12-13, 2018, Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival, Cameron, LA, www.LAFurAndWildlifeFestival.com

January 12 & 15, 2018, Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival, Lake Charles, LA, www.KZWAFM.com

January 24-29, 2018, Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, Titusville, FL, www.SpaceCoastBirdingandWildlifeFestival.org

January 27, 2018, African American Cultural Celebration, Raleigh, NC, http://NCMuseumOfHistory.org/events

February

February 1-3, 2018, North Carolina Jazz Festival, Wilmington, NC, www.NCJazzFestival.com

February 1-3, 2018, Crystal Couture, Arlington, VA, https://www.CrystalCity.org/do/crystal-couture6

February 1-3, 2018, Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org

February 3-4, 2018, Brooksville Native American Festival, Brooksville, FL, www.BrooksvilleNativeAmericanFest.com

February 3, 2018, Double Bridge Run, Pensacola, FL, www.DoubleBridgeRun.com

February 8-11, 2018, Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife, Jekyll Island, GA, www.WhiskeyWineAndWildlife.com

February 9, 2018, Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade, Pensacola, FL, www.PensacolaMardiGras.com

February 10, 2018, ArtsFest, Stuart, FL, https://MartinArtsOrg.presencehost.net/news_events/artsfest/artsfest.html

February 10, 2018, Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade, Pensacola, FL, www.PensacolaMardiGras.com

February 16-17, 2018, WinterFest: Arts & Trolley Tour, Helen, GA, www.WinterFestArtsTour.org

February 19-25, 2018, Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, Hilton Head Island, SC, www.HiltonHeadIslandSeafoodFestival.com

February 21-28, 2018, Beaufort International Film Festival, Beaufort, SC, www.BeaufortFilmFestival.com

February 22, 2018, Totally ‘80’s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain, Beech Mountain, NC, www.BeechMtn.com

March

March 2-4, 2018, The Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival, Columbia, SC, www.CraftShow.com

March 3, 2018, Snickers® Marathon and Half Marathon, Albany, GA, www.AlbanyMarathon.com

March 3-4, 2018, Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire, Pensacola, FL, http://gcrf.us

March 3-4, 2018, Jerry Brown Arts Festival, Hamilton, AL, www.JBAL.org

March 8-12, 2018, Hilton Head International Piano Competition presents BravoPiano! A Festival from Bach to Brubeck, Hilton Head, SC, www.HHIPC.org

March 8-10, 2018, Southeastern Cowboy Gathering, Cartersville, GA, http://BoothMuseum.org/events/gathering

March 9-11, 2018, Black Heritage Festival, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org

March 9-11, 2018, The Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival, Richmond, VA, www.CraftShow.com

March 10-11, 2018, 34th Annual Art in the Park, Brooksville, FL, www.HernandoArts.org/art-in-the-park

March 10, 2018, McGuire’s Prediction 5K Run, Pensacola, FL, www.McGuiresIrishPub.com

March 10-11, 2018, Rock City’s Shamrock City, Lookout Mountain, GA, www.SeeRockCity.com/shamrock

March 16-17, 2018, Iowa Rabbit Festival, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org

March 17, 2018, U.S. Open Beach Fat Bike Championship, Wrightsville Beach, NC, www.FatCross.com

March 17-18, 2018, Lake Charles Civic Ballet’s Assemble 2018: Peter Pan, Lake Charles, LA, www.LakeCharlesCivicBallet.com

March 22-25, 2018, Festival of Flowers, Mobile, AL, www.FestivalOfFlowers.com

March 23, 2018, Rock City’s Fairytale Nights, Lookout Mountain, GA, www.SeeRockCity.com/fairytale

March 24, 2018, Coastal Living Show, Wilmington, NC, www.CoastalLivingShow.com

March 24, 2018, Water Drop Dash 5K, Roswell, GA, www.WaterDropDash.com/race-information.html

March 24-25, 2018, 27th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, Conyers, GA, www.ConyersCherryBlossomFest.com

March 24-25, 2018, 30th Annual Natchez Powwow, Natchez, MS, www.NatchesPowWow.com