1. Moomba Festival From March 8th-11th, join in the spirit of celebration at the Moomba Festival, along the Yarra River. Enjoy fireworks, carnival rides, trapeze workshops, live music, sporting competitions, family friendly activities, and the infamous Birdman Rally. A free outdoor event, appealing to all ages.
2. Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Degustation menus, Masterchef classes, bar hopping, free entertainment, and family friendly interactive activities are only some of the 200 plus events at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival which will inspire you try new flavours or make your own culinary creations. Free and ticketed events from March 1st-17th.
3. Warrandyte Festival Live free music, family friendly activities, artisian markets, and camel rides, make the Warrandyte Festival one that will have you feeling part of the community family. Stroll along the Yarra River and purchase arts and crafts, indulge in festival food, watch the town parade, and enjoy free live music from new young talent throughout the weekend of the 22nd-24th March.
From 14th to the 17th of March, Albert Park will become a bustling hub for Formula One racing. Be a part of the action with general admission tickets from $55, grandstand from $320, and corporate from $1050, available from www.grandprix.com.au. Don't forget your earplugs!
5. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Laugh til your belly hurts at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, from March 27th - April 21st. One of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, the program includes stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts. Tickets available online and via Ticketmaster, with an average admission cost of $26.
Celebrate summer in Melbourne with these fabulous not to be missed events!