South by Southwest (SXSW) has become one of the most important music and cultural festivals on earth. Events are divided into three smaller events, the Interactive Festival, the Film Festival and the Music Festival. During the music portion -- by far the most popular of the three -- Downtown Austin hosts more 2,500 performers in 100-plus venues.
Each spring, the stunning gardens at the Holders House in St. James hosts the biggest arts festival in the West Indies, Holders Season. This Barbados event showcasing international talent ranging from opera and classical music to live theater performances.
The Bangkok Jazz Festival began in 2003 in honor of the Thai king -- a lover of jazz music. More than 30,000 fans are expected to attend the festival in Bangkok's Central World Plaza. Come check out the extensive lineup of talent from Thailand and abroad.
March 14-17Dallas' foodie event of the year returns this month to highlight the best food and wine in the city. The lineup of events includes wine strolls, tastings, live entertainment and a silent auction, all culminating in the International Grand Tasting. Lucky attendees will get to sample more than 400 varieties of wines and spirits while snacking on offerings from 60 local chefs.
MaerzMusic isn't your typical music festival. The 10-day celebration of contemporary music in Berlin blends art and innovation with a variety of concerts, musical theater performances and experimental media art exhibits seeking to change how society views sound.
Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade may not be the biggest in the United States, but it's the oldest. The Southie parade has become a city-wide annual party in the country's most Irish city, and Irish and honorary-Irish alike are welcome to join in the fun.
This March, tennis greats will descend upon Florida to compete for 9 million dollars in prize money at the Sony Open Tennis tournament. Will Novak Djokovic and Agnieszka Radwanska successfully defend their titles? We'll have to wait and see. If you can't make it to Florida, you can watch the finals matches live on CBS.
You don't have to fly across The Pond to experience Scottish culture. Head to Phoenix for the annual Scottish Highland Games, two days of bagpipes, Highland dancing, kilts, tartans and athletic feats of strength. You don't have to be Scottish to attend, but if you are, visit the genealogy tent to trace your family roots.
Antiques and vintage lovers will swoon over the wares for sale at Portland's Plucky Maidens Spring Fling Junk Fest this month. More than 50 vendors will put their eclectic collections of "junk" up for sale, and since everything's vintage, you never know what you'll find.