Our Top 5 Festival Picks for March
Melbourne has no shortage of events or festivals. March is just around the corner, and so too are our top five festival picks for the month ahead.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Foodies of all ages can enjoy an array of edible entertainment, including hands-on events, world food markets and regional fare at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Now in its 22nd year, Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed celebration of food and wine will bring to life every nook and laneway in the city with interactive experiences, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, memorable dinners, exhilarating crawls and more.
Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
For four days every year, grand prix fever hits Melbourne’s spectacular Albert Park and captures the sporting spirit of the city. But the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix isn’t just an event for racing enthusiasts — it boasts a huge array of concerts, parties, kids’ activities and more.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
With a strong focus on Australian fashion, VAMFF ushers in the upcoming autumn/winter ’15 season and forecasts trends that fashion lovers across the city can expect to see. The unique part of this festival is that the public can head from the runway show directly into the designers’ stores and purchase the clothes they covet. It’s a celebration of style and culture in Melbourne.
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Staged within the Royal Exhibition Building and the surrounds of the Carlton Gardens - both of which are World Heritage sites - the Melbourne International Flower & Garden show is a prestigious fixture on the city’s festival calendar. This world-renowned show is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Floral talent abounds; the sheer magnitude of creative floral styling will impress even those without a green thumb.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Beginning in late March and rolling through April, MICF brings Melbourne alive with laughter - there’s a buzz on the streets late into each night. With the biggest names in comedy from across the world gracing the city, there’s no shortage of big acts to impress, but some real gems can be found in up-and-coming comedians and performers that will wow you with their wit, skill and talent. This is a festival that truly has something for everyone; stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.