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

A concert in Glenside, a jazz festival in West Chester and more events make the month special in the Philadelphia suburbs.


March 30

Blackberry Smoke at the Keswick Theatre


Never heard of Blackberry Smoke? Well, it’s time you got a taste of one of the best live bands out there. This soulful Southern rock outfit from Smyrna, Georgia, is a touring machine, earning many of its loyal fans on the road. Frontman Charlie Starr is a mutton-chopped force of nature and a talented guitarist. He also has a knack for writing clever, rootsy gems you swear you’ve heard before. The group just released its eighth album, the rock-solid Be Right Here. Visit keswicktheatre.com.
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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Courtesy of Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

March 1–2

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour


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With 550 stops planned across more than 40 countries, this popular touring version of Banff, Alberta’s prestigious annual celebration of exceptional outdoor filmmaking returns to Immaculata University. Here’s your chance to see the curated cream of the crop from hundreds of entries. Visit banffcentre.ca.

March 20–23

WCU Jazz Festival

West Chester

The impressive lineup of talent at this 34th annual event includes West Chester University students and local high schoolers. University faculty even take the stage on March 20, kicking off the four-day celebration. Headliners Bob Mintzer & the Criterions perform March 22 at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre. Visit wcupa.edu.

2024 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

March 2–10

2024 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show


The nation’s largest horticultural event is back with stunning, large-scale floral displays produced by premier designers. This year, favorite exhibits from prior years combine with new offerings to celebrate the uniqueness of our community and promote the “United by Flowers” theme. Visit phsonline.org.

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Flyers Charities
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March 17

Flyers Charities Carnival


A resurgent Flyers team should add some buzz to this annual event at the Wells Fargo Center, which raises funds for various charities. Unfamiliar with the newer players? You can meet a few of them here—then tour the brand-new locker room and take a shot on the ice. Visit nhl.com.

Hayrides to Bunnyland
Courtesy of Linvilla Orchards

March 16–17, 23–30

Hayrides to Bunnyland


Easter is coming early this year, so be sure you set aside time to see the star of the show. At Linvilla Orchards, families can hop aboard a hayride and head to the Easter Bunny’s house. Rides include a story and treat. Visit linvilla.com.

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