March is a great month in the DC metro area for events.

Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade– March 6, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Begins at King and West Streets and follows a route down King Street, and ends on the block of Fairfax Street between King Street and Cameron Street. ]
http://www.ballyshaners.org/

Chocolate Lovers Festival 2010– March 6-7

City of Fairfax-Old Town Hall- The Chocolate Lovers Festival features two days of chocolate celebration, with events planned such as the Taste of Chocolate, where vendors sell their wares to purchase; the Chocolate Challenge, an art contest where the medium is chocolate; children’s activities; a craft show and bake sale; a pancake breakfast and more.

www.chocolatefestival.net

Storybook Festival- March 13, 11:00am & 12:30 PM

McLean Community Center- Come enjoy entertainment, stories, craft projects, books, and book-related materials, refreshments and more! Activity No. 4401.310, Ages: 3 to 8, Cost: $5/person; free for children 2 and younger

http://www.mcleancenter.org/kids-teens/childrens-events.asp

Washington DC St Parade- March 14, 12:00pm

The parade will will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W., in DC.
http://www.dcstpatsparade.com/

Easter EggstravaganzaSaturday March 20, 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15

Frying Pan Park- Welcome spring with an egg hunt and an introduction to friendly farm animals at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center.  Cost is $6 per child. To make a reservation, call 703-437-9101.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/events.htm

Spring Eggstravaganza & Puppet Show, March 20, 1pm-2pm

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA To celebrate the first day of Spring, there is a puppet show, stories, and crafts.  This activity is recommended for children four years and up. The fee is $5 per child. To make a reservation, call 703-941-1065.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hiddenoaks/public.htm

Smithsonian Kite Festival- March 27 – 10-4

Free, public event organized by The Smithsonian and the National Air and Space Museum features kite displays, demonstrations and handmade kite competitions.

http://kitefestival.org/

National Cherry Blossom Festival- March 27- April 11
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, DC.
http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Bunny Bonanza- March 31, 10-1:00pm

Heritage Farm Museum- Learn about responsible pet ownership from the members of local animal organizations. Live animals, hands-on activities and demonstrations.  Bunny Bonanza is free with paid Museum admission. Bring a donation of canned pet food and receive one free child’s admission; one free admission per family

http://www.loudounfarmmuseum.org/events.htm

Do you know any other March events?

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