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5 Can’t-Miss March Events Happening Around the Main Line

Which of these March events will you check out? Photo by Adobe Stock / Pixel-Shot

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a local Irish pub or check out an art exhibit throughout March across the Main Line region.


Rhythms of Nature: The Art & Design of DRIFT at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Through April 23

March art exhibit

Photo by Henning Rogge / Courtesy of DRIFT and PMA

Cofounded 16 years ago by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, the multidisciplinary DRIFT studio has evolved into a wildly creative team of more than 60 members. This exhibition’s centerpiece is 2007’s “Fragile Future” (pictured), which is among the studio’s most renowned works. Its delicate web of bronze circuitry houses LEDs covered in dandelion seeds hand-glued to mimic a natural flower shape. Rarely have nature and technology collided to such strikingly surreal effect.
—Hobart Rowland

St. Patrick’s Day at Kildare’s Pub

March 17

March events St. Patrick's Day

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This downtown West Chester favorite starts its legendary bash bright and early at 7 a.m. with bagpipes. Then it’s the Malarkey Brothers (10 a.m.–4 p.m.), followed by the John Byrne Band (6 p.m.–10 p.m.). A DJ keeps the party going until 2 a.m. No reservations, but there’s plenty of standing room.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

March 3-4

world film festival outdoor sports

Photo by Adobe Stock / Andrey Bandurenko

Every year, the Banff World Tour team selects some 30 films that spotlight climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, the environment and more. And once again this year, Philadelphia Rock Gym has teamed up with this vibrant Canadian institution to bring this amazing footage to our region. Expect to be bowled over by more than a half-dozen films over two nights at Immaculata University in Malvern.

Conshohocken St. Patrick’s Parade

March 11

Get an early start on St. Paddy’s Day at one of Montgomery County’s largest events. Started in 2006 and growing every year, the parade kicks off at 2 p.m. at 11th and Fayette streets and is expected to run until 5 p.m. Lifelong Conshohocken resident Frank Burton is the 2023 grand marshal.

Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Remember at the Barnes Foundation

Through May 21

Barnes Foundation exhibit

This exhibition is a can’t-miss March event. Photo courtesy of the Barnes Foundation

This exhibition spotlights the work of two of South Africa’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. With apartheid as the backdrop, the work of Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye (pictured) offers a cross-generational dialogue on history, memory and the power of self-narration. It’s the most significant presentation of each artist in the United States to date.

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