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:


January 1, 2018, Polar Bear Dip, Perdido Key, FL,

January 6-28, 2018, January Jams, Abingdon, VA,

January 6-February 13, 2018, Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles, LA,

January 12-13, 2018, Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival, Cameron, LA,

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

January 24-29, 2018, Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, Titusville, FL,

January 27, 2018, African American Cultural Celebration, Raleigh, NC,


February 1-3, 2018, North Carolina Jazz Festival, Wilmington, NC,

February 1-3, 2018, Crystal Couture, Arlington, VA,

February 1-3, 2018, Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo, Lake Charles, LA,

February 3-4, 2018, Brooksville Native American Festival, Brooksville, FL,

February 3, 2018, Double Bridge Run, Pensacola, FL,

February 8-11, 2018, Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife, Jekyll Island, GA,

February 9, 2018, Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade, Pensacola, FL,

February 10, 2018, ArtsFest, Stuart, FL,

February 10, 2018, Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade, Pensacola, FL,

February 16-17, 2018, WinterFest: Arts & Trolley Tour, Helen, GA,

February 19-25, 2018, Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, Hilton Head Island, SC,

February 21-28, 2018, Beaufort International Film Festival, Beaufort, SC,

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


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

March 3, 2018, Snickers® Marathon and Half Marathon, Albany, GA,

March 3-4, 2018, Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire, Pensacola, FL,

March 3-4, 2018, Jerry Brown Arts Festival, Hamilton, AL,

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

March 8-10, 2018, Southeastern Cowboy Gathering, Cartersville, GA,

March 9-11, 2018, Black Heritage Festival, Lake Charles, LA,

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

March 10-11, 2018, 34th Annual Art in the Park, Brooksville, FL,

March 10, 2018, McGuire’s Prediction 5K Run, Pensacola, FL,

March 10-11, 2018, Rock City’s Shamrock City, Lookout Mountain, GA,

March 16-17, 2018, Iowa Rabbit Festival, Lake Charles, LA,

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

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

March 22-25, 2018, Festival of Flowers, Mobile, AL,

March 23, 2018, Rock City’s Fairytale Nights, Lookout Mountain, GA,

March 24, 2018, Coastal Living Show, Wilmington, NC,

March 24, 2018, Water Drop Dash 5K, Roswell, GA,

March 24-25, 2018, 27th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, Conyers, GA,

March 24-25, 2018, 30th Annual Natchez Powwow, Natchez, MS,