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Published February 13th 2017
Jam-pack your March with these events
The list below features a range of free and ticketed March events across Melbourne.
There will be something for all ages and interests, so be sure to scribble in the dates for month-long entertainment.
1. Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
When: 1-19 March 2017 Where: Various locations across Melbourne Cost: See website. Details: This event will be a celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy. It will feature a feast of senses with week-long entertainment, world-class runway shows, state-of-the-art productions, beauty workshops, seminars, forums, activities and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Australian International Airshow Facebook
2. Australian International Airshow When: 3-5 March 2017 Where: Avalon Airpot, Building 53, Beach Rd, Lara
Cost: Tickets range from $65-$190 Details: The skies above Avalon Airport will be filled with the sounds of thunder at this event. The event will feature an exciting and diverse flying display with military fighter jets, war birds, military commercial, antique, airport, rotor and general aviation aircraft displays. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Ballarat Begonia Festival (City of Ballarat) Facebook
3. Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival When: 10-12 March 2017
Where: Pioneer Settlement, Monash Drive, Swan Hill
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$75
Details: This 3 day festival will feature festivities, tastings, entertainment, food and wine activities, live music, paddle boats, fine food and wine, stalls and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival Facebook
4. Ballarat Begonia Festival
When: 11-13 March 2017: 10am-5pm
Where: Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies St North, Wendouree
Details: This event will be Victoria's regional largest flower festival and it will include something for everyone with entertainment, flowers, exhibits and displays, celebrity gardeners, market stalls, kids activities, community parade and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Lost Trades Australia Facebook
5. Lost Trades Fair
When: 11 & 12 March 2017
Where: Kyneton Racecourse, Campaspe Place, Kyneton
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$15
Details: Be inspired with the skill, rare and forgotten trades, lost arts and traditions at this event. There will be over 90 bespoke makers practising their craft and trades, which will include chairmakers, coopers, silversmiths, tinsmiths fletchers, gunsmiths, makers of tools, rocking horses, penny farthings, musical instruments, wicker ware, decorative painting, pin striping and stonemasonry. Click here for the website.
6. Moomba Festival
When: 10-13 March 2017
Where: Various locations across Melbourne
Details: This 63 year old Festival will be back on again this year to celebrate tradition, culture and community with parades, festivities, amusement rides, carnival, firework displays, activities, kids activities, sport shows, water activities, workshops and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Castlemaine State Festival Facebook
7. Melbourne Queer Film Festival
When: 16-27 March 2017: From 6pm
Where: Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Details: This event will be a celebration of diversity and community, with stories that inspire, educate, entertain and challenge. There will be showcases of emerging filmmakers and champions, workshops and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Australian Grand Prix Facebook
8. Castlemaine State Festival
When: 17-26 March 2017
Where: Various locations across the surrounding Castlemaine region
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This 10 day extravaganza features art, music, film, culture and family-friendly fun. There will be a jam-packed program of activities and events, performances, cinema, local and international acts and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Facebook
9. Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
When: 23-26 March 2017
Where: Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, 12 Aughtue Drive, Albert Park
Cost: General Admission: $25pp, Grandstands from $89pp
Details: Witness sport international superstars, past winners and present champions as they ready themselves to fight for victory on the track with the world's fastest cars. There will be a range of entertainment, stalls and plenty of vantage points. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Facebook
10. Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
When: 29 March 2017-2 April 2017
Where: Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
Cost: Adults: $29.90pp, Children under 14yrs free & Family $65
Details: This event will showcase an explosion of colour and design with the biggest annual flower and garden show in the Southern Hemisphere! It will feature exhibits, displays, stalls, talks, pop-up gardens, Gardens by Twilight, and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Melbourne Queer Film Festival Facebook
11. Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
When: 31 March 2017-9 April 2017
Where: Various locations across Melbourne and Victoria
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: Indulge and feast on this delicious festival which will be filled with all things food and wine, masterclasses, workshops, food stalls, World's Longest Lunches, fresh produce, activities, chefs, showcases of restaurants and much more. Click here for the website.
12. Melbourne International Comedy
When: 29 March 2017-23 April 2017
Where: Melbourne Town Hall, 90/120 Swanston St, Melbourne
Cost: Free & Ticketed events
Details: Laugh out loud with this event which will feature Australia's largest provider of laughs, free family-friendly entertainment, activities, shows, acts, comics and much more. Click here for the website.