Now through May 12: Atlanta’s acclaimed High Museum of Art has organized a major retrospective of Mexico’s two most famous painters, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting” exhibits 120 of their paintings and drawings, as well as photographs of the artists’ life together.
March 7-17: Hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts descend on Geneva, Switzerland, for the annual International Motor Show, one of the most prestigious automotive events in the world. All the major carmakers attend, from Alfa Romeo and Bentley to Volkswagen and Volvo.
March 9: Celebrate the harvest of the grapes during the Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival, held in one of New Zealand’s most idyllic regions. The festival showcases the superb wines and cuisine of this area replete with rolling vineyards, apple orchards, fields of lavender, olive groves and historic towns.
March 14-18: Where better to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than Dublin? It’s possible to watch the three-hour parade from the shelter of a grandstand if you book ahead, or revel with the locals on the street. Not satisfied with just a parade, Dubliners organize fireworks shows, world-class musical performances and numerous other events in the days around the parade.
March 20 – April 14: Washington, D.C. shimmers with flowers during the annual the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The average peak bloom date is April 4, but last year the Yoshino cherry trees were at their most splendid on March 20. Numerous family-friendly events such as parades, parties and even bonsai-making demonstrations mark the occasion.
March 21 – April 20: During the Festival of Houses and Gardens, visitors to Charleston, South Carolina, have the rare opportunity to tour landmark private residences in the city’s Historic District. Tours typically include seven to 10 homes and gardens that are usually closed to the public. This event takes place during the height of the spring flower season, ensuring that the gardens are at their peak.
March 22-24: The St. Thomas Yacht Club in the U.S. Virgin Islands hosts one of the world’s premier sailing events, the International Rolex Regatta, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The races are accompanied by an array of social events, including dinners and nightly beach parties.
March 30: It’s perhaps no surprise that the Dubai World Cup boasts the biggest purse in horseracing, with prize money totaling $27.25 million over nine races. The Parade Ring Lounge allows guests to observe the races in comfort, but for a truly novel race experience, book one of the 284 track-view suites at the Meydan Hotel.