Melbourne’s Top 10 Events In March
Summer is dragging to a simmering end as the climate lets off steam and makes way for Autumn. It’s that time of year where the weather balances a not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperature, allowing outdoor events to hit their peak. So what’s happening, you ask? Well…
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Victoria’s capital city will be sprinkled with over 300 gastronomic events filling the maze of Melbourne’s concrete jungle; From delicious food to aromatic wine. Hunter and Bligh will be sharing a list of top events to attend at this festival closer to the start of the event.
For some Melbournians, the Labour Day long weekend is a weekend of uninterrupted rest. For many others, it’s a weekend of uninterrupted fun at the Moomba Festival. Alexandra Gardens will be jam-packed with hair-raising carnival rides, food and drink stalls, an array activities such as the famous Birdman Rally where patrons attempt to fly the furthest, and, to top each night off, a spectacular fireworks display.
Melbourne International Coffee Expo
Whether you’re a once-a-day drinker or a dedicated coffee addict, this is an expo not worth missing out on. Taste “ALL” the coffee, as they say; Learn from the experts; Search for new beans; Taste the winners; Check out the best cups; and even make your own. While you’re there, watch baristas battle it out and see all the winners win at the prestigious Australian International Coffee Awards.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
This festival is “one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world”, according to their website. It has sparked the careers of many comedians wishing to break out into the big league and sees some of the best comedians in Australia and around the world. Be sure to check out opening night, with Comedy Allstars Supershow on March 28.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Come and see a special category in film on big screens around Melbourne. A quick sneak peek reveals some exceptional movie must-sees, from My Days of Mercy: a thought-provoking drama where two women (played by Ellen Page and Kate Mara) meet on the opposing sides of the death penalty debate and fall in love; to Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall, a YouTube icon who is described as “if Willy Wonka and Pee-wee Herman had a black child.”
Amy Winehouse Exhibition
A music icon has been lost, but her story lives on. In this personal exhibition, closing on March 25, Amy’s family history and inner world is on display, reflecting on her proud Jewish heritage. In the late nineteenth century, Amy’s family immigrated to London where she grew up in a secular and assimilated Jewish community. The exhibition was curated by the Jewish Museum London, in collaboration with Amy’s brother, Alex and her sister-in-law, Riva.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Catch up on the latest fashion trends hitting Australia and the world at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Be the first to see and hear what’s making waves as well as the highly anticipated fashion faux pas to grace the runway. Listen to fashion icons go in-depth on current world affairs and their ideas. It’s what you make of it.
Wine and Cheese Fest
Treat your gullet to a gastronomical nirvana at the Wine and Cheese Fest in North Melbourne this March. Taste the best wines, feed on the tastiest cheese, sample intriguing brews, and nibble through a wide selection of cold cooked meats. There’s various types of entry tickets to choose from, starting from standard entry that includes a festival glass to keep ($25 online/$30 at the door) all the way up to a Total Wine Indulgence ($95 online/$120 at the door)
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Get your green thumb ready for another round of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Situated in the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, the show will feature a wide selection of the best landscape and floral talents both in Australia and across the globe. Learn from the experts and get your hands on he best retail products.
Brunswick Music Festival
This is Melbourne’s longest running inner-city music festival, celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in 2018. The festival showcases the diverse music talent within the local community of Brunswick and Australia, as well as curating international artists. Live shows will litter the northern inner-city suburb of Brunswick and surrounds.