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Free March Fairs & Festivals 2020- Melbourne

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published February 10th 2020
There will be month-long FREE fairs & festivals this March
The List below features fairs & festivals across Melbourne and surrounds this March.

Be sure to save the dates and enjoy month-long free entertainment.

1. Glenferrie Festival
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020: 11am-5pm
Where: Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
Details: This festival is now one of Melbourne's largest community events and it will showcase entertainment galore with live music, fashion parades, more than 250 market stalls, art & craft, food & drink stalls, artisan products, community stalls, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from I Love Glenferrie Facebook


2. St Kilda Beach Curry Fest
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020: 11am-9pm
Where: St Kilda Beach, St Kilda
Details: This family-friendly multicultural festival will showcase scrumptious and possibly the best Indian Sub Continental food, with gourmet food stalls & trucks, entertainment, live music, multicultural performances, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Holi Tribe Festival Facebook


3. Sydney Road Street Party
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Where: Sydney Road, Brunswick
Details: This community family-friendly event will celebrate arts, culture and community with entertainment, activities, performances, food trucks, artisan and community stalls, music entertainment including roots and blues, African, and Indigenous music, and more. Click here for the website.

4. Mernda Community Fair
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020: 11am-4pm
Where: Mernda Recreation Reserve, Schotters Rd, Mernda
Details: There will be entertainment, food trucks & stalls, animal farm, face painting, carnival rides, sideshow alley, exhibits & displays, activities, classic car displays including 49-59 Ford Customline Car Club of Victoria, performances, shows, demonstrations, market stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mernda Community Fair Facebook


5. Moomba Festival
When: Friday, 6-9 March 2020
Where: Yarra River, Melbourne
Details: There will be a massive lineup of entertainment, activities, carnival & amusement rides, live music, performances, displays, demonstrations, Kids Zone, shows, Moomba Parade, Birdman Rally, pop-ups, food & drink stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Moomba Festival Facebook


6. Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong
When: Friday, 6-9 March 2020
Where: Yarra River, Melbourne
Details: This festival will celebrate Australia's maritime heritage and local history with displays, exhibits, family-friendly activities, Kids Zone, demonstrations, workshops, rowing racing, Vintage Car Display, cultural displays, shows, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wooden Boat Festival Geelong Facebook


7. Melbourne Holi Festival (Festival of Colours)
When: Saturday, 7 March 2020: 11:30am-7:30pm
Where: Federation Square, The Paddock, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival will showcase cultural festivities, entertainment, an all-out paint war, market stalls, pop-ups, massive DJ lineup, non-stop music, water balloons, powered colour throws, food stalls & trucks, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Dr RnB Entertainment Facebook


8. Wyndham Holi Festival of Colours
When: Saturday, 7 March 2020: 12pm-8pm
Where: Presidents Park, McGrath Rd, Werribee
Details: There will be multicultural entertainment, colour run, play colour event, songs, live DJs, music, performances, cultural activities, child-friendly carnival rides, market stalls, food trucks & stalls, pop-ups, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wyndham Holi Facebook


9.Turkish Pazar Festival
When: Saturday, 7 & 8 March 2020: 7th: 9am-4pm & 8th: 10am-4pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Details: This multicultural festival will showcase all things Turkish with cultural entertainment, activities, cultural displays & exhibits, art & craft, pop-ups, market stalls, food stalls & trucks, traditional Turkish breakfast and an array of sweets and savoury delights, parade, Ottoman-style marching band, performances, shows, and more. Click here for the website.

10. Whittlesea Colour Carnival
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: 12pm-6pm
Where: 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang
Details: There will be a lineup of entertainment, colour fun run, carnival & amusement rides, food trucks & stalls, live DJ, Bollywood workshops, Zumba, performances, shows, roving performers, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kool Moon Events Facebook


11. Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Where: Bacchus Marsh
Details: This festival will celebrate the harvest season with fresh produce stalls, local farm tours, opportunities to meet the growers, taste & sample local produce, market stalls, pop-ups, exhibitions & displays, family-friendly activities, competitions, live music, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Visit Bacchus Marsh Facebook


12. Somerville Family Day
When: Monday, 9 March 2020: 10am-5pm
Where: Fruit Growers Reserve, Edwards St, Somerville
Details: This family-friendly event will be jam-packed with entertainment, activities, food stalls & trucks, performances, shows, roving performers, displays, amusement & carnival rides, market stalls, demonstrations, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Somerville Family Day Facebook


13. Brunswick Music Festival
When: Monday, 9-22 March 2020
Where: Various locations
Details: The Brunswick Music Festival is Australia's longest-running inner-city music festival and it will showcase acts, performances, shows, entertainment, and more. There will be some ticketed events. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brunswick Music Festival Facebook


14. Kew Community Festival
When: Tuesday, 10-15 March 2020
Where: Various locations across Kew
Details: There will be a lineup of family-friendly entertainment, activities, live music, dance, roving performers, art & craft, food trucks & stalls, history & culture events, sports events, and more. There will be some ticketed events. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kew Festival Facebook


15. Watsonia Heights Primary School Twilight Fete
When: Saturday, 14 March 2020: 2pm-8pm
Where: Watsonia Heights Primary School, 61 Henry St, Greensborough
Details: This family-friendly fete will showcase entertainment, activities, market stalls, food trucks & stalls, amusement & carnival rides, games, pop-ups, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Watsonia Heights Primary School Facebook


16. St Anne's Strawberry Fair
When: Saturday, 14 March 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: St Anne's Primary School, Knees Rd, Park Orchids
Details: There will be plenty of entertainment, over 30 market stalls, fun run, amusement & carnival rides, activities, Devonshire Teas, iconic Yarra Valley wines & strawberries, pop-ups, food & drink stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Strawberry Fair Community Fete at St Anne's, Park Orchards Facebook


17. Beaumaris North Primary School Fete
When: Saturday, 14 March 2020: 9am-3pm
Where: Beaumaris North Primary School, Wood St, Beaumaris
Details: This family-friendly fete will feature entertainment, family-friendly activities, market stalls, amusement & carnival rides, festivities, displays & exhibits, performances, food & drink stalls, competitions, raffles, prizes to be won, trash 'n' treasure, second-hand clothing stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

18. Whitehorse Global Fiesta
When: Sunday, 15 March 2020: 12pm-4pm
Where: Box Hill Gardens, Box Hill
Details: This event will showcase entertainment, market stalls, community stalls, mouthwatering cultural cuisine, activities, amusement & carnival rides, Smoking Ceremony, performances, cultural games, cultural displays, demonstrations, shows, roving performers, animal farm, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Whitehorse Festival Season Facebook


19. The Basin Music Festival
When: Sunday, 15 March 2020: 1:30pm-6pm
Where: The Bain Triangle Park, Cnr Mountain Hwy & Forest Rd, The Basin
Details: This music festival will feature entertainment and live music performances. Pack a picnic lunch or get your supplies from the local cafes & shops. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Basin Music Festival Facebook


20. Ballan Autumn Festival
When: Sunday, 15 March 2020: 9am-4pm
Where: Main St, Ballan
Details: This festival will showcase a celebration of life in the country. There will be entertainment, market stalls, food & drink stalls, live music, demonstrations, exhibitions, art shows, shows, displays & exhibits, Grand Parade, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ballan Autumn Festival Facebook


21. Light Up Melbourne Festival
When: Thursday, 19-22 March 2020
Where: Birrarung Marr
Details: This multicultural festival will light up Melbourne with bigger-than-life entertainment, market stalls, showcases of Asian culture, traditions, and cuisines, food stalls & trucks, displays, demonstrations, roving performers, music, dance, pop-ups, cultural performances, games, amusements, prizes to be won, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Light Up Melbourne Facebook


22. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
When: Thursday, 19-29 March 2020
Where: Various locations across Melbourne & surrounds
Details: This foodie & wine festival will showcase a state-wide celebration of Victoria's food and wine industry with a program featuring over 200 events, including pop-ups, tasting & sampling, cooking demonstrations, laneways pop-ups, tours, long lunches & dinners, and more. There will also be ticketed events. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Facebook


23. Celebrate Mooroolbark Festival
When: Friday, 20 & 21 March 2020
Where: Red Earth Park & Mooroolbark Community Centre, 74 Brice Ave, Mooroolbark
Details: This festival will be the Yarra Ranges' largest annual community festival and it will showcase entertainment, street parades, live music, activities, a massive market, Active Living Hub, community stalls, food & drink stalls, amusement & carnival rides, workshops, demonstrations, roving performers, and more. Click here for the website.

24. Altona Green Primary School Fete
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020: 11am-4pm
Where: Altona Green Primary School, 230 Victoria St, Altona Meadows
Details: This family-friendly fete will feature a fun-filled day packed with entertainment, performances, amusement & carnival rides, activities, craft market, show bags, LEGO displays, competitions, BBQ, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Altona Green Primary School Fete 2020 Facebook


25. Antonio Park Primary School 60s Fete
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020: 12:30pm-7pm
Where: Antonio Park Primary School, 631-639 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham
Details: This good old-fashioned traditional fete will feature entertainment, market stalls, displays, raffles, food stalls, live performances, games, amusement rides, carnival festivities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from APPS Fete Facebook


26. Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School Fete
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020: 12pm-5pm
Where: The Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School, 53-57 Plymouth Rd, Croydon Hills
Details: There will be family-friendly entertainment, activities, displays, live music, market stalls, food & drink stalls, games, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School Fete Facebook


27. SunFest
When: Saturday, 21 & 22 March 2020
Where: Village Green, Cnr O'Shanassy & Brook Streets, Sunbury
Details: This festival has been held for more than 40 years and this March it will showcase a program jam-packed with entertainment, activities, carnival & amusement rides, carnival festivities, firework displays, roving performers, food stalls & trucks, games, roaming performers, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from SunFest Sunbury Facebook


28. Lara Food and Wine Festival
When: Friday, 27 March 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Pirra Homestead, Windermere Rd, Lara
Details: This food & wine festival will showcase the diverse range of quality food and wine produced in the Lara region. There will be stalls, tasting & sampling, local produce, organic produce growers, exhibitors, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Lara Food & Wine Festival Facebook


29. Emerald FunFest
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020
Where: Kilvington Drive, Emerald
Details: This festival will be a one-day celebration including entertainment, activities, interactions, carnival & amusement rides, artisan & community stalls, international food court, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Emerald Funfest - PAVE Festival Emerald Facebook


30. PAVE Festival
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020-5 April 2020
Where: Emerald
Details: This festival will be jam-packed with a massive program featuring an array of entertainment, exhibitions, live music events, dance shows, market stalls, festivities, walking tours, workshops, storytelling, live bands, comedy shows, performances, acts, and more. Some events are ticketed. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from PAVE - Performing And Visual arts in Emerald Festival Facebook
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