Spring is finally about to arrive in Morgan County! We can't wait for warm, sunny days, dogwood and redbud trees in bloom and more time spent outside. Check out this list of our favorite signs of spring in the area, and be sure you make some fun plans for spring break! It's the perfect season for some hiking - there's nothing like watching nature awaken from its winter sleep.
Make sure you're prepared to hit the trails with your mud boots - spring can be messy out in the forest (or opt for less messy paved trails). Get out and enjoy everything that early springtime in Morgan County has to offer. To help get you started here's a handy list of upcoming events in March, but check back as we'll be adding new events to our calendar throughout the month.
Frankie, Annette, Elvis & Me - Mar. 3-12
The Merry MAC Players present this fun retro musical at the historic Depot Theater in Martinsville. This community theatre company is small but mighty, presenting fun productions in the intimate Depot Theater, a former trade depot. Performances of Frankie, Annette, Elvis & Me will take place March 3-12, at 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays.
Live Music: Shaun Proctor - Mar. 3
Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company will welcome musician Shaun Proctor on Friday, March 3 for live music beginning at 6 pm in the Taproom. This is a casual, free performance and all ages are welcome. Taproom is adjacent to the eatery.
Live Music: Acoustic Edge - Mar. 4
Head for Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company for live music from Acoustic Edge on Saturday, March 4, beginning at 5 pm. This is a casual, free performance and all ages are welcome. It's the perfect way to relax at the end of the week with fun tunes and handcrafted local beverages. Performance take place in the Taproom, which is adjacent to the winery and eatery.
Live Music: Doug Dillman - Mar. 4
Black Dog Brewing Company will welcome Doug Dillman for some live musical entertainment on Saturday, March 4. Music begins at 7 pm. Be sure to indulge in your favorite hand-crafted brew and a tasty flat bread pizza while you're there!
Live Music: Jason Dozier - Mar. 4
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Club presents live music from Jason Dozier on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 7 pm. Enjoy great food, drinks and entertainment in a casual, welcoming setting! Hoosier Que is known for a large selection of both craft beer and bourbons. All ages welcome.
Live Music: The 78s - Mar. 5
Popular musicians The 78s will perform on Sunday, March 5 at Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company. Music begins at 2 pm. This is a casual, free performance and all ages are welcome. Wind down the weekend with great music and handcrafted local beverages at The Creek.
2nd Friday Open Studio Night - Mar. 10
Stop by the Art Sanctuary of Indiana on March 10 for their monthly Open Studios Night. Talk with artists, see their working studios and enjoy an opening reception for a special exhibit by artist Amy Carroll. Studios are open 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Class: Hydrangeas with Amy Carroll - Mar. 11
Join artist Amy Carroll for this fun class featuring hydrangeas on March 11 at the Art Sanctuary of Indiana. Suitable for all skill levels. Bring your own materials, brushes, canvas, etc. to paint your own version of beautiful hydrangeas in your preferred size and media. Amy will paint in acrylics, but all types of media are welcome.
Program & Walk: Edible Plants - Mar. 11
Joint Master Naturalist David Mow for a program on edible wild plants at the Morgan County Administration Building on Main Street, then enjoy a short break for lunch in downtown Martinsville before the group reconvenes at Burkhart Creek Park for a guided walk to see what types of edible plants you can find! Transportation is on your own.
Maple Syrup Day - Mar. 11
Bradford Woods knows how to welcome spring... with fresh maple syrup, of course! Their annual Maple Syrup Day event is free and open to the public. You'll see how sap is collected and boiled down into sweet maple syrup, enjoy kids' activities and tours of the grounds. Your kids will love this fun (and educational) event in one of the most iconic locations in all of Morgan County! Be sure to check out the Silent Auction while you're there.
Live Music: Maddie Collingsworth & Aaron Grubb - Mar. 11
Enjoy live music in a casual setting on Saturday evenings at Hoosier Que, located at Foxcliff Golf Club. March 11 will feature local favorites Maddie Collingsworth and Aaron Grubb. Food and drink available on site. This free performance is open to all ages and begins at 7 pm.
Live Music: Tom Clark - Mar. 11
Black Dog Brewing Company will welcome Tom Clark for some live musical entertainment on Saturday, March 4. Music begins at 7 pm. Be sure to indulge in your favorite hand-crafted brew and a tasty flat bread pizza while you're there!
Popcorn & Painting Class - Mar. 11
The Morgan County Public Library welcomes adults for a fun Popcorn and Painting Class on March 11. This instructor led class will begin at 10:30 am and the subject will be a springtime bicycle scene. Registration is required as space is limited.
Dirt Track Racing: No Way Out 40 - Mar. 11
Paragon Speedway is set to kick off their 2023 season with the No Way Out 40 on Saturday, March 11. This event will feature 410 Sprints and Hornets. Gates open at 1 pm; hot laps begin at 4 pm; racing at 5 pm. Special event pricing will apply.
Beer, Boards & Brush - Mar. 12
Those creative ladies from Fables and Fairy Tales are going on the road again to Black Dog Brewing Company! They'll host another fun Beer, Boards and Brush event on Sunday, March 12 where you'll create a fun wooden sign with your choice of a spring or Easter theme. Painting begins at 2 pm; event is held in the family seating area so all ages are welcome. Registration is required.
St. Paddy's Day Celebration - Mar. 17
Chef Matt and his staff at 21 North Eatery & Cellar are all set to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an all-day specialty menu featuring some of our favorites, like Scotch Eggs, Seafood Chowder, Bangers and Mash, and more! Reservations are encouraged.
St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans at The Creek - Mar. 17
Continue your St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 18 at Cedar Creek Brewing Company! Enjoy all the shenanigans along with handcrafted, Indiana-brewed beer and an on-site food truck to keep you fueled up for fun. Stop by between 6 and 10 pm.
St. Patrick's Day on Main - Mar. 17
Brickhouse on Main is set to host another fun public event to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17. Enjoy a buffet of Irish cuisine, drinks and music. The fun starts at 6 pm.
Live Music: Kristopher Garner - Mar. 18
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Club presents live music from Kristopher Garner on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 7 pm. Enjoy great food, drinks and entertainment in a casual, welcoming setting! Hoosier Que is known for a large selection of both craft beer and bourbons. All ages welcome.
Live Music: Rich Dowell - Mar. 18
Black Dog Brewing Company will welcome Rich Dowell for some live musical entertainment on Saturday, March 4. Music begins at 7 pm. Be sure to indulge in your favorite hand-crafted brew and a tasty flat bread pizza while you're there!
Live Music: John Ryan - Mar. 25
Join Cedar Creek Winery and Brewing Company for an informal, free performance from musician John Ryan on Saturday, March 19. Music will begin at 4 pm and all ages are welcome. Enjoy great tunes and locally handcrafted beverages.
GardenFest - Mar. 25
One of the sure signs of spring, GardenFest 2023 will take place on Saturday March 25 from 9 am to 3 pm. Organized by the Morgan County Master Gardeners, this event features fun vendors, educational information about gardening, free seeds and beautiful pansies for sale to start your gardening season off right. Educational presentations also qualify for Indiana Master Gardener credits! This year's event returns to Hoosier Harvest Church in Martinsville.