St. Patrick’s Day, Cherry Blossom Festival highlight March events

Traditional Japanese dance was one of many international offerings presented at last year’s Cherry Blossom Festival. (Staff Photo: Larry Stanford)

CONYERS - March is going to be a busy month in Conyers, with the annual World’s Fastest Growing St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, the 2019 inductions in the Black Heritage Hall of Fame on March 16, the 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on March 23-24, and many other events and happenings.

• March 9-16: Tykes, Tots & Teens Consignment Sale, Georgia International Horse Park, www.tttsale.com 770-860-4190.

• March 9-10: USTA Junior Tournament, Rockdale Tennis Center, 770-278-7251.

• March 15: World’s Fastest Growing St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 4 p.m. Parade participants will gather at Beasley Drug Store and walk in parade down Center Street, turn on Commercial Street and end at the pavilion for contest winners and refreshments. www.conyersga.com.

• March 15-24: “All Over This Land,” the world premiere of a new play by Wade Marbrough, presented at the Paula Vaughn Black Box Theater, 910 Center St. in Conyers. For tickets call 770-595-9136 or go online to www.conyersart.org.

• March 15: Friday Night Social, Rockdale Tennis Center, 770-278-7251.

• March 16-17:Newton County Saddle Club, Georgia International Horse Park, Charles Walker Arena, Warm Up Arena, Show Office #1, 8 a.m. start both days, www.newtoncountysaddleclub.com.

• March 16: Please join Black Heritage of Rockdale County for inductions into the Black Heritage Hall of Fame at 2 p.m. at the J.P. Carr Community Center, 961 Taylor St. in Conyers. Call 770-595-9136 or go online to www.conyersart.org.

• March 19: David Stephens: The Pied Picker, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Rockdale County Auditorium, call 770-595-9136 or go online to www.conyersart.org.

• March 23-24: 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Georgia International Horse Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, $5 parking or $8 2-day parking, no entry fee for festival. The festival encourages cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The festival offers multiple stages for continuous entertainment, hundreds of art and craft booths, food vendors, various children’s activities and civic and nonprofit organizations. www.conyerscherryblossomfest.com 770-860-4190.

• March 23-24: H.J. Fox Spring Classic I & II, Georgia International Horse Park, Charles Walker Arena, Arenas 4-7, free admission & parking for spectators, www.hjfoxclassics.com

• March 27: Heritage High School Tennis Regionals, Rockdale Tennis Center.

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