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Around the World in 30 Days
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Around the World in 30 Days

March is a great month to scrape off the winter frost and travel the world – especially when you can do it all in one magical trip to Greater Burlington. Here are some ideas for a spring tour that will take you from Ireland to New Orleans, from bulls to Mardi Gras, and from the Caribbean to … 1959?

Time Travel:

Start your tour by traveling not just to Paris, but back in time to Paris 1959. The production of Heroes will introduce you to three cantankerous WWI veterans. You’ll have to catch the show to find out why they're plotting an escape from the old soldiers' home.

Destination: Players Workshop Theater

Arrival: March 1 – 3, Fri & Sat 7:30 PM; Sun 2 PM

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Mardi Gras:

Authentic New Orleans cuisine, music, dancing, and revelry – all in the service of a good cause. Join Elks Lodge #84 for the Mardi Gras Festival and laissez les bons temps rouler!

Destination: PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center

Arrival: March 2 from 6 PM-Midnight

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Bull Riding:

You don't have to go to Texas to experience all the thrills of a night of bull riding. Burlington SnowBull, voted Event of the Year two years running by the Central Bull Riders Association, is the real deal with cowboys from all around the Midwest. Friday and Saturday's ticket also includes admission to the after party with great live country bands.

Destination: Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Arrival: March 7 – 9 show begins at 7 PM

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The Emerald Isle:

With a bit o' luck there'll be plenty of green in Burlington's Crapo Park for the Shamrock Shuffle, the Kiwanis annual fun run/walk. Get your green on! And your blue, purple, orange, pink, yellow…

Destination: Crapo Park

Arrival: March 16 at 10 AM

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Three Czech composers contribute works to A Czech Celebration, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra's concert at the Capitol Theater. The concert brings together hundreds of Southeast Iowa's finest musicians.

Destination: Burlington Capitol Theater

Arrival: March 16 at 7 PM

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Where Bach Meets Bon Jovi:

According to the Wall Street Journal, DSQ is “not your grandma’s string quartet.” This ensemble will take the audience on a journey where classical and modern pop from Beethoven to Bono collide. The Dallas based quartet will perform their international ensemble on electric string instruments.

Destination: Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Arrival: March 20 at 7:30 PM

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Somewhere a little warmer:

Let your taste buds do the traveling! Cruise the Caribbean at Coconuts Cabana in Mediapolis, indulge in Italy at La Tavola Italian Eatery, make a break for Mexico at Casa Fiesta Mexican Restaurant or sail off to the Orient at Teriyaki Madness.

Destination: Follow your taste buds

Arrival: On the cook's night off!

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Plan your epic journey today at!

Image credit: Kiwanis Shamrock Shuffle, Burlington SnowBull (High Point Photography)

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