March is an exciting time to explore Rowan County, North Carolina, as it comes alive with a myriad of captivating events for visitors and locals alike. From transportation events to downtown fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy in our charming southern destination during the month of March.


"Steam Over Spencer": A Live Steam Model Train Event

Now - March 2, 2024

Join the N.C. Transportation Museum February 29 – March 2 for “Steam Over Spencer: A Live Steam Model Train Event.” The North Carolina Transportation Museum will be home to several large operating model train layouts featuring scale model locomotives that are powered by live steam!


Cub Scouts Transportation Explorer Day

March 2, 2024

Come out to the North Carolina Transportation Museum for a day of Scouting fun. All Cub Scouts, whether you’re a Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelo, will have the opportunity to become a Transportation Explorer and complete the requirements for a transportation related Belt Loop.


Wind & Wings: The Science of Flight

March 7-9, 2024

Join the N.C. Transportation Museum for high-flying machines, speakers, demos, aviation groups and fun activities! Activities for this event include Experimental Aircraft Association 1083, flight simulators, Darrell Collins the Wright Brothers Expert, Cardinal Gibbons High School Robotics (Saturday Only), remote control flyers, Kate Wright portrayed by Theresa Pierce (Saturday Only), hands-on activities, Stomp Rockets & career speakers (Thursday & Friday).


Scouts BSA Aviation Day

March 9, 2024

The N.C. Transportation Museum is excited to announce Scouts BSA Aviation Day on March 9, 2024. Scouts BSA Aviation Day will include a train ride, flag ceremonies, hot dog lunch, workshops to help scouts earn their Aviation Merit Badge and more.


Downtown Salisbury's 'Shamrock Cheers' Bar Crawl

March 16, 2024

Join us for the ‘SHAMROCK CHEERS’ Bar Crawl in Downtown Salisbury! The crawl officially kicks off at 3 P.M. and goes to 11 P.M., Saturday, March 16th. Downtown Salisbury Social District is home to many various unique bars and restaurants, all within a few blocks of walking distance from one another.


Town of China Grove Easter Egg Hunt

March 16, 2024

Hop on over to Main Street in China Grove, N.C. for our Downtown Easter Egg Hunt presented by Kinetic by Windstream on Saturday, March 16th; 2-3 P.M. Visit with local businesses, enjoy FREE professional pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, and more!


St. Patrick’s Day Train Ride

March 16 & 17, 2024

Climb aboard our St. Patrick’s Train on the evenings of March 16 & 17 and enjoy an Irish-inspired meal while riding the rails at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Wear your green and bring your Irish cheer! This dinner train will offer guests a happy (half) hour of appetizers, wine, and beer before boarding the train.


Ring in Spring with Downtown Salisbury

March 23, 2024

Celebrate the warming weather by getting a free, professional photo with the Easter Bunny! The event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Gateway Park located at the corner of E. Innes St. and Depot St. Spring crafts, hayrides, snacks and family-friendly fun will also be available…all for FREE.


Easter Bunny Express at the N.C. Transportation Museum

March 23, 24, 29 & 30, 2024

The Easter Bunny Visits for Four Fun-Filled Days! Throughout our four-day eggstravaganza, event tickets give you access to our museum grounds and exhibit buildings, and include a visit with the Easter Bunny! You’ll be able to take your own photos, or for an additional charge, have our professional onsite photographer take your family’s photos. 


Egg-Cellent Adventure at Patterson Farm

March 29 & 30, 2024

Join us for an Egg-cellent good time on the farm Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Explore the farm while you hunt for eggs and enjoy spring farm fun activities.


For more family fun events, check out our event calendar and March in the Arts blog.