Spring antiques

CONNECTICUT The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show is March 21-22 at the State Armory in Hartford. The show presents American furniture and accessories from before 1840. www.ctspringantiquesshow.com/

St. Patrick's on the beach

DELAWARE Dewey Beach St. Patrick's Day Celebrations are March 19-23. This marks the unofficial start of the "summer season," meaning plenty of specials and live entertainment. www.deweybusinesspartnership.com/events/dewey-beach

Beer week

MARYLAND Howard County Beer Week is March 21-29. More than 14 restaurants, pubs and retailers celebrate craft beer from Maryland and beyond with a variety of events. www.howardcountybeerweek.com

All things maple

MASSACHUSETTS Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village continue to March 23. You can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England. Costumed historians will also cook period foods. www.osv.org/event/maple-days

African Americans in A.C.

NEW JERSEY "The Way We Were" Northside Exhibit ends March 31 at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey in Atlantic City. It's a portrait study of the public and private lives of African Americans from the 1930s-60s, when they were permitted to work within the city limits, but not allowed to live beyond the Northside. www.aahmsnj.org

Macy's Flower Show

NEW YORK The Macy's Flower Show at the Herald Square store is March 22-April 4. Outside in Broadway Plaza will be bright floral arrangements and special events, including live music, kids' activities and seminars. Macy's will also have Flower Shows at stores in Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco. social.macys.com/flowershow/

All about the home

PENNSYLVANIA The 41st Annual Pennsylvania Home Show is March 19-22 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. There are 300 exhibitors and a showcase home. pahomeshow.com

Shakespeare in ballet

RHODE ISLAND Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is presented by the State Ballet of Rhode Island March 27-28 at Roberts Auditorium, Rhode Island College. www.stateballet.com

Where horses reign

VIRGINIA The Virginia Horse Festival is March 27-29 at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, in Central Virginia. There will be demonstrations and seminars; shopping for tack, riding apparel and feed and care products; pro rodeo; and entertainment. www.virginiahorsefestival.com

Cherry Blossom Festival

WASHINGTON The 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20-April 12. The opening ceremony is sold out but walk-ins will be admitted at 4:45 p.m. March 21 at the Warner Theatre. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/category/events