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Published March 2nd 2017
Top Things to See & Do this March in Brisbane
Enjoy Brisbane for FREE in March

Let us continue the celebration this month of March for this year's Saint Patrick's Day is just right around the corner. Head on to City Botanic Gardens for the much-awaited parade, cruise through the Brisbane River for a fun-filled session of learning, and laugh you way to Turbine Platform a some of the best comedians in Brisbane come together for a Friday night of cheap jokes and hilarious stories. These are just some of the events in store for you this March. If you want to learn more about FREE exciting events to do this month, then continue reading down below.

1 to 19 March – Colours of Queensland

Karen Stephens, Noogooraville, 2016, Oil on Polyester, 59 x 68 x 5 cm
Photo courtesy of Brisbane Marketing

Head over to Flying Arts for an exhibition that showcases a variety of creative talent located outside of Brisbane. This arts and cultural development organisation has been delivering visual arts projects and services to regional and remote Queensland for 45 years. "Colours of Queensland" features 35 creative talents from around Queensland. Each artist was asked to consider what brought colour and vibrancy to their local community. These works were the results of the 2016 Queensland Regional Art Awards.

Time: Mon - Fri, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
Address: 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006
Phone: 07 3216 1322

1 to 30 March - Medibank Feel Good Program

Medibank Feel Good Program
Photo courtesy of Brisbane Marketing

If you're looking for ways to get or stay active without breaking the bank, then join in the Medibank Feel Good Program. There are classes ranging from low to high impact to suit all fitness levels including yoga, ballet fit, bubacise, energy, zumba and aqua zumba. Best of all, these classes are free and taught by qualified instructors.

To join, simply turn up at the southern end of the Little Stanley Street Lawns on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday in March. The Aqua Zumba class on Saturday takes place at the Boat Pool next to Streets Beach. No bookings are required. Visit the website for a copy of the class schedule.

Address: Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March - Knockoff

knock off
Photo courtesy of Brisbane Powerhouse

If you are looking for a perfect way to start your weekend, Brisbane Powerhouse has got your back with their Knockoff comedy event. Every Friday for the month of March, you and your friends can treat yourselves to a good laugh coupled with a glass or two of cold beer. Knockoff features a line-up of Australian comedians that will serve up hilarious stories, cheap jokes and some coarse language or concepts. To top it all off, Brisbane's very own ImproMafia will perform on 31 March with their improvised comedy act. Entry limited to age 15 years and above.

Time: 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Venue: Turbine Platform
Address: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Queensland 4005
Phone: 07 3358 8600

5, 12, 19 & 26 March - Livespark & Mixtape

Photo courtesy of Brisbane Powerhouse

Head over to Brisbane Powerhouse for free live music every Sunday in March. You and your friends can enjoy eclectic mixes of indie, pop, folk, alternative country and rock. Here is the line-up of performers:

5 March - Fronz Arp & The Long Johns

12 March - Ofa Fanaika & Áine Tyrrell

19 March - Sue Ray & Brad Butcher

26 March - Mixtape: Queensland Music Awards Showcase with different collaborations between various singer-songwriters.

Sunday afternoons just got better with Livespark & Mixtape.

Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Turbine Platform
Address: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Queensland 4005
Phone: 07 3358 8600

5, 12, 19 & 26 March - Sunday Sessions on the Green

End your week at Brisbane's most spectacular riverfront destination, River Quay Green. This Sunday event will showcase live music performances by Brisbane's best talents, all set against the backdrop of the sparkling city skyline. Not only will you be able to listen to relaxing music, you will also have the opportunity to participate in different lawn games.

Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: River Quay Green
Address: South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: 07 3867 2170

8 - 30 March – Monochrome Exhibition and Interior Design Discussion

Monochrome Exhibition
Photo courtesy of Mitchell Fine Art Gallery

Black and White will never be the same with Mitchell Fine Art's Monochrome Exhibition.
This Fortitude Valley-based art gallery is an established name in Indigenous Art in Australia. It also nurtures emerging talent and showcases Contemporary Australian Art and local and overseas artists. The exhibition features an array of contemporary and Aboriginal artists like Kelly Napangardi and Abie Loy Kemarre, who utilise the classic black and white tonal effect. It also includes a free panel discussion on 9 March from 6pm to 8pm with industry experts. You can join in the discussion and learn about home art picking and the importance of architecture in interior designing.

Time: Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 5.30pm / Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Mitchell Fine Art
Address: 86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006, Queensland, Australia
Phone: 07 3254 2297

11 March – Saint Patrick's Day Parade

St Patrick's Day Parade
Photo courtesy of St Patrick's Day Parade Association Inc

In celebration of the feast day of St. Patrick, Brisbane commemorates the Irish Festival by providing the public with a parade to remember. It is part of the Brisbane Irish Festival, which celebrates the Irish culture and its contribution to the state of Queensland. Organised by the St Patrick's Day Parade Association Inc, this year's parade starts and ends outside the Botanic Gardens on the corner of Alice and Albert streets. So grab your family and check out some 40 floats and displays representing Irish culture.

Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: City Botanic Gardens
Address: Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

17 to 19 March - MindBodySpirit Festival Brisbane

Mind Body Spirit Festival Australia
Photo courtesy of Mind Body Spirit Festival Australia

Looking for ways to live well and healthy. Then head over to the MindBodySpirit Festival at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in South Bank. The largest of its kind, this annual event brings together the best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance. You can watch live demonstrations on stage, attend free seminars, workshops and meditation sessions, sample some body pampering, taste some healthy food and browse products and services from over 200 exhibitors.

Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC),
Address: Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: 03 9276 5523
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Why? Loads of free things to do and see in Brisbane this March
Where: Various locations in Brisbane
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