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What's On in March

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event by the Yarra River.
Find out what's on in Melbourne in March, from Moomba to the Comedy Festival and the Australian Grand Prix.​ ​​​​​​

March overview

Film, flowers, fashion, food, funnies and fast cars fill the March events calendar.

Make the most of the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 9 March, with the family-friendly Moomba Festival (6-9 March) running across the Labour Day long weekend.

Check out the lastest styles at the Melbourne Fashion Festival (4-14 March), laugh it up at the Comedy Festival (25 March - 19 April), or catch a flick at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (12-23 March).

There's also the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show (25-29 March), the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (19-29 March), or the roar of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix (12-15 March).


March events highlights

Image of Moonlight Cinema
Thu 28 Nov 2019 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
Picturesque parklands, sparkling summer starlight and fantastic food – gather your loved ones and treat yourself to a night of cinematic splendour.
Image of Summer Night Market
Wed 20 Nov 2019 to Wed 11 Mar 2020
Melbourne’s original and favourite night market returns to Queen Vic Market for its biggest summer yet.
Image of Light Up Melbourne Festival
Thu 19 Mar 2020 to Sun 22 Mar 2020
The Light Up festival presents custom-built lanterns, stalls showcasing Asian culture, traditions and cuisines, and a full weekend of entertainment.
Image of NGV Friday Nights
Fri 06 Dec 2019 to Fri 10 Apr 2020
NGV Friday Nights returns this summer during the Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition.
Image of Arnold Sports Festival
Fri 20 Mar 2020 to Sun 22 Mar 2020
Join Arnold Schwarzenegger at Australia's biggest health, fitness and multi-sport festival.
Image of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
Thu 12 Mar 2020 to Sun 26 Apr 2020
Cirque du Soleil's brand new show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities is set to tour Melbourne from March 2020 under the new grey and white Big Top.
Image of Zoo Twilights
Fri 24 Jan 2020 to Sat 07 Mar 2020
Zoo Twilights invites concert-goers to pick a spot under the stars on Melbourne Zoo's lawns for an unforgettable night of music.
Image of Billy Elliot the Musical
Thu 20 Feb 2020 to Sat 30 May 2020
Be inspired. Be electrified. Billy Elliot the Musical is coming to Melbourne's Regent Theatre!
Image of Lonsdale Street Greek Festival
Sat 29 Feb 2020 to Sun 01 Mar 2020
Come along to the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival for a weekend of Greek food, fun and festivities!
Image of Senior Moments 2
Wed 18 Mar 2020 to Sat 21 Mar 2020
Senior Moments 2, another seriously funny comedy revue with sketches, songs and fun from performers old enough to know better!
Image of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Thu 19 Mar 2020 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
Celebrate everything that makes our city delicious with 10 days of dinners, parties, talks, demonstrations and free events for the whole family.
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Sun 19 Apr 2020
The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town!
Image of ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final
Sun 08 Mar 2020, all day
Head to the MCG on International Women's Day, when Melbourne will see a series of blockbuster matches for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in 2020.
Image of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Wed 04 Mar 2020 to Sat 14 Mar 2020
Experience Australia's largest fashion event - an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.
Image of Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness
Fri 20 Sep 2019 to Mon 13 Apr 2020
Explore a comprehensive survey of 25 years of the oeuvre of the New York artist known as Kaws, full of humour, hope and humanity.
Image of Turkish Pazar Festival
Sat 07 Mar 2020 to Sun 08 Mar 2020
This traditional Turkish street bazaar at the iconic Queen Victoria Market is free, family friendly and fun for everyone!
Image of Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Thu 12 Mar 2020 to Mon 23 Mar 2020
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival heads into its 30th year to showcase the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond.
Image of Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
The 25th anniversary of the southern hemisphere's largest flower and garden event!
Image of Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines
Sun 01 Dec 2019 to Mon 13 Apr 2020
In this world premiere exhibition, explore the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late 20th century.
Image of Summertime Social
Fri 03 Jan 2020 to Sun 05 Apr 2020
Summertime Social is transforming Federation Square’s Skyline Terrace into Melbourne’s biggest rooftop playground.
Image of Turkish Pazar Festival
Sat 07 Mar 2020 to Sun 08 Mar 2020
This traditional Turkish street bazaar at the iconic Queen Victoria Market is free, family friendly and fun for everyone!
Image of Japanese Modernism
Fri 28 Feb 2020 to Sun 04 Oct 2020
Visually inspiring art and design from this fascinating and little recognised era of Asian art.
Image of Take the Cake
Wed 18 Mar 2020 to Wed 25 Mar 2020
Celebrating the best of the Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book, presented by Queen Fine Foods.
Image of Top Arts 2020
Fri 13 Mar 2020 to Sun 12 Jul 2020
Top Arts 2020 celebrates the exceptional and thought-provoking work of VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students.
Image of Destiny Deacon
Fri 27 Mar 2020 to Sun 09 Aug 2020
Destiny Deacon is one of Australia’s boldest and most acclaimed contemporary artists. Destiny marks the artist’s first solo show in over 15 years.
Image of Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks
Fri 24 May 2019 to Sun 05 Apr 2020
Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks is a suite of exhibitions and experiences exploring the art of tattoo.
Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 12 Jul 2020
Experience the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two.

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