That warm, spring sun is beginning to peek out here in Rowan County, and we couldn't be more excited! Join us for a March full of transportation experiences, St. Patrick's Day excitement and some other local favorite events, as well. We can't wait for you to plan your March trip to Rowan County and discover all the original family fun we have in store for you this month!


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

March 2-4, 2023

This March, the N.C. Transportation Museum’s Back Shop will be home to several large operating model train layouts featuring scale model locomotives that are powered by live steam! Kids and adults alike will enjoy watching these model trains in action. While you’re here, be sure to check out the museum’s full sized steam locomotives on display in the Bob Julian Roundhouse, ride the museum’s train (Saturday only), and tour the Museum That Moves You!


Cub Scouts Transportation Explorer Day

March 4, 2023

Become a Transportation Explorer and earn some of the requirements for your Belt Loops. During the day, enjoy rides on the turntable, the train, a scavenger hunt, and much more. Lunch will be provided. The N.C. Transportation Museum looks forward to welcoming Cub Scouts to this new experience at “The Museum that Moves You".


Sip & Shop Saturday at the Local Focal

March 4, 2023

Join Local Focal in Salisbury, N.C. for their Sip & Shop event recurring every first Saturday for complimentary wine while you shop!


St. Patrick’s Day Train Ride (SOLD OUT)

March 11, 2023

Climb aboard the St. Patrick’s Train on the evening of March 11 and enjoy an Irish-inspired meal while riding the rails at the N.C. Transportation Museum. This dinner train will offer guests a happy (half) hour of appetizers, wine, and beer before boarding the train. Dinner will be served as you roll down the tracks, enjoying a full Irish-inspired meal while listening to live music!


Second Saturday Salvage

March 11, 2023

Join the Historic Salisbury Foundation for this community market event showcasing local vendors in architectural salvage, the offerings of the Ice House, food trucks and a local musician


Downtown Salisbury's 'Shamrock Cheers' Bar Crawl

March 17, 2023

Downtown Salisbury poses as the perfect location for a good ol' bar crawl this St. Paddy's Day. This year is the first "Shamrock Cheers" Bar Crawl in Salisbury, and we're ready to welcome you to it! Participating locations include 8 breweries/bars, 3 restaurants and 2 downtown businesses with drink and food specials, live music and more.


Kannapolis' ShamRock & Roll Festival

March 18, 2023

The 4th Annual ShamRock & Roll Festival presented by Old Armor Brewing Co. will be taking over the streets of Downtown Kannapolis the Saturday following St. Patrick's Day. At this exciting event, you'll have the opportunity to take part in festivities including vendors, shops and of course... beer! Join us for this incredible event that provides 12 square blocks of fun!


Wind & Wings: The Science of Flight

March 25, 2023

Join the N.C. Transportation Museum for high-flying machines, speakers, demos, aviation groups and fun activities! Activities for this event include wind tunnel experiments, Wright Stuff flight simulators, a Novant Med Flight helicopter and much more.


Scouts BSA Aviation Day

March 25, 2023

The N.C. Transportation Museum is excited to announce Scouts BSA Aviation Day on March 25, 2023. 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.


Handcrafted and Homegrown Market

March 25, 2023

Join local craft and food vendors for Old Town Soap Co.'s next Handcrafted & Homegrown Market featuring small, handmade businesses promoting their hard work and craft!


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