FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Betsy Jazz Festival “Overture to Overtown” with South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Mike Gerber, Edil de Leon, LeNard Rutledge, Markus Gottschlich, Tom Lippincott, Joel DaSilva, Vinyl Boulevard, Ed Calle. 8 pm Fri., Mon.-Thu.; 1 pm Sat. The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. 305531-6100, thebetsyhotel.com. Free. Spring Music Jam With John Anderson, Georgia Satellites, Leroy Van Dyke, T-Graham Brown, T.G. Sheppard. Also, vendors, old-fashioned games, car show (Sat.), wing eating, barbeque sauce & cornhole contests (Sun.). 4-10pm Fri., 11am-9 pm Sat., 11 am-6 pm Sun. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-793-0333, southfloridafair.com. $15/day, $35/three days. St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade Musical headliners include Fire Brigade, bagpipers, Uproot Hootenanny. 5 pm Fri., 11 am Sat. Old School Square, 51N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org. Parade 2 pm Sat. along Atlantic Avenue. Free. Blarney Bash Fire in the Kitchen, Clockwork Knotwork, Blues Dragon performances, kids’ activities 6-10 pm Fri. Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-742-6246, catchboynton.com. Free. International Orchid Festival 9:30 am Fri.-Sun. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. 305-667-1651, fairchildgarden.org. $12-$25. Florida Renaissance Festival With many stages featuring live performances of sword fighters, 120 artisan booths, magicians, jousting, minstrels. Plus, medieval food, children’s activities, birds of prey show, crafts, continuous entertainment on12 stages. 10 a.m.-sunset Sat., Sun. (Kilts & Colleens). Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach. ren-fest.com, 800-373-6337. $9, $21. Uptown Block Party With pop shops, local artists, gourmet food trucks, craft beers, DJ, electric robot show, car show, indoor go-karting, bowling, arcade, ropes course, bounce houses 6 pm Sat. Xtreme Action Park, 5300 Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-4916265, xtremeactionpark.com. Creole Carnival With Emeline Michel, Casuarina, Brushy One String, dancing 8 pm Sat. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300, smdcac.org. $28. St. Patrick’s Day Festival Greens the Gables Traditional Celtic celebration noon Sat. Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. 305-949-8400. Free. St. Patrick’s Day Parade/ Festival Parade noon Sat. along Las Olas Boulevard, Southeast Fifth Avenue to Riverfront. Festival with Irish entertainment, kids’ zone, interactive games10 am-7 pm at Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-5985, stpatsftl.com. Free. Irish Fest on Flagler With Off Kilter, Gaelic Brew, Young Wolfetones with Derick Warfield, Fire in the Kitchen, bagpipes, Gaelic food, Celtic marketplace, children’s area. Noon-11pm Sat., noon-8 pm Sun. Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach. 954-946-1093, irishflorida.org. $5. Art Festival in the Pines Fine art & crafts, music, family fun. 10 am-5 pm Sat., Sun. River of Grass Arts Park, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. 954-986-5027, ppines.com. Free. St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Music, kids’ games, crafts, Irish food, drink noon-6 pm Sun. Parade at 1pm Hollywood Boulevard between19th & 20th avenues, Hollywood. 954-8251027, stpatricksparade.com. Free. Arsht Con With comic book signing, cosplay contest, video & tabletop games, photo opps, food & drink specials 11am- 6 pm Sat. Arsht Studio, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722, arshtcenter.org. Free. Youth Fair Opens 3 pm Thu. Tamiami Park, 11201SW 24th St., Miami. fairexpo.com.