March in Melbourne

March is probably THE busiest month of the year for our city with festivals, shows and musicals galore.

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You’re invited to explore the rich tapestry of the Melbourne and Victorian fashion industry through our 15-day programme of over 100 unique events.

Discover new designers, learn from experts, experience diverse practices, and find yourself in fashion.


Set on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River, Moomba is an annual free festival held over the Labour Day long weekend in March.

Australia’s largest community festival, Moomba features a jam-packed program for the whole family including carnival rides, water sports, skating competitions, dance workshops, music and crowd favourite, the Moomba Parade. For more information on the

Rocky Horror Show

Back by phenomenal demand, the iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show stars Australian superstar Jason Donovan as he reprises his role of Frank N Furter for the 2024 season.

Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life. Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including the Time Warp, it’s a guaranteed party.

Written and created by Richard O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Show has become one of the world’s favourite musicals and returns after enjoying sell-out performances and rave reviews during its 2023 season of the 50th Anniversary tour, breaking box office records in Melbourne as the highest-grossing show ever at the Athenaeum Theatre. You can purchase tickets here.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival returns for the 35th instalment of its diverse and unique programme of French cinema, from a range of film-makers, genres and styles.

The world’s largest showcase of French cinema outside of France, and the biggest cultural paid event in Australia, returns with a line-up of films set to surprise, provoke and enchant.  For more information on the festival and program, go to the Film Festival website.

In celebration of the French Film Festival’s 35th anniversary, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, together with the Alliance Française de Melbourne, has specially curated a unique experience for you to indulge in.

Partake in an exceptional evening on Friday, 22nd March, at The Sofitel No35 Restaurant featuring a culinary journey with captivating panoramic city views. Indulge in a unique 3-course dinner meticulously crafted by our Executive Chef John Savage, inspired by the film The Taste of Things, which features Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche and Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner Benoît Magimel.


Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED is flying into Melbourne from March.

The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships. Until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

For more information, head to the Wicked website.

Why not enjoy a pre-theater Wicked High Tea at The Westin Melbourne? Festivate in Ozian opulence with our WICKED-ly decadent High Tea served in the grand Lobby Lounge daily. Head to The Westin website for more information.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

One of the tastiest highlights on Melbourne’s major events calendar is the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Spread across 10 days from March 15-24, it’s a massive celebration of the city’s, and the state’s, innovative and effervescent food and wine scene.
The annual festival is a celebration of eating and drinking in Australia’s food capital, and as always its upcoming rendition is set to deliver a bumper program of pop-ups, chef collaborations, long lunches and Fed Square bakery takeovers.
There is plenty of exciting homegrown and local talent on the jam-packed 2024 line-up, including Dan HongNeil PerryLauren Eldridge, Ellie Bouhadana, Joel Bennetts and Michael Greenlaw.
This year, the international talent set to descend on Melbourne for the festival’s Global Dining Series is exceptional, too. The series will see the likes of ex-Noma chef Garima Arora, Italy’s Sarah Cicolini, Michelin-starred chef Kanji Kobayashi, Hanoi’s Sam Tran, Chicago’s birria king Jonathan Zaragoza, and London’s Noble Rot founders all collaborating with some of Melbourne’s top venues and chefs for outstanding events. Plus, we’re hosting an exclusive, fire-fuelled feast with international star chef Pamela Yung at GT‘s Victoria Restaurant of the Year Etta on Tuesday 19 March.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, presented by La Trobe Financial, runs from 15–24 March 2024. To see the program, visit

International Flower and Garden Show

Melbourne is set to blossom once again as the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show from the Wed 20th March 2024 to Sun 24th March, presented by Scotts, transforms the World Heritage-listed Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building with dozens of breathtaking horticultural designs to ignite visitors’ senses.

The Great Hall of Flowers will bloom bigger and better than ever with new floral displays and competitions, while the Landscape Design Show Gardens will unveil nine incredible gardens with international flair. In the forecourt, visit the Urban Forest with floral arrangements, a DJ, food and drink, and workshops.

On the Friday, visitors can experience the show under a whole new light as Carlton Gardens transforms into a captivating paradise for the Gardens by Twilight experience, complemented by a new selection of cocktails and tapas in the High Tea Lounge. See the full program of events and get your tickets here.

Chicago the Musical

The longest-running musical on Broadway, this scorching hot masterpiece stars Anthony Warlow as Billy Flynn, Zoë Ventoura as Velma Kelly, Lucy Maunder as Roxie Hart, Peter Rowsthorn as Amos Hart and Asabi Goodman as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, it’s no wonder Chicago has been honoured with six Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and a Grammy.

With a glittering score that includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is the original and the best.

Tickets for Chicago are on sale now starting at $69.90, and you can get yours over here.

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

One of the most famous tragedies in modern history, the story of the Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage continues to enthral, educate and break hearts more than 110 years after she sank to the bottom of the ocean.

Collect your boarding pass and embark on a journey to explore the powerful stories of those who travelled and worked onboard the legendary ship.

This is the only exhibition in Australia to feature more than 200 real artefacts, recovered directly from the wreck site. The exhibition takes visitors on a memorable journey through the events of that fateful night. Learn about the ship’s innovative engineering, touch an iceberg that is the same temperature as the freezing waters of the North Atlantic Ocean that night, and experience life onboard through full-scale recreations of the ship’s interiors.

After you’ve experienced the Titanic exhibition, why not enjoy a Titanic-themed high tea?  Michelin-trained Executive Chef Keith Higginson has re-imagined these classic dishes, using the finest local ingredients to create a bespoke menu inspired by the Titanic’s rich history. Enjoy a tiered selection of freshly made sweet and savoury delights, premium tea and free-flowing barista coffee in the elegant High Tea lounge. For more information and to book, visit the website.

F1 Australian Grand Prix

One of Melbourne’s premier events, Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™ draws massive crowds to the Albert Park Grand Prix™ circuit each year. Scheduled across four days from March to April, there’s plenty of high-octane fun to enjoy trackside and around town.

Melbourne has been hosting this event, as part of the Formula 1® World Championship, since 1996 when the Australian Grand Prix™ moved from Adelaide. Formula 1® is now signed to race in Melbourne for a further 10 years from 2025 to 2035, guaranteeing the city’s motor racing legacy for at least another decade.

This annual event spans a four-day track schedule, jam-packed with live practice, qualifier and racing events on the Albert Park Grand Prix™ circuit. A semi-permanent track, the circuit was upgraded for 2022 to deliver even more overtakes and more high-speed action.

Plan your Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix™ 2024 experience from start to finish line, to make the most of this massive Melbourne motorsports event. Albert Park is the place to be from 21-24 March 2024.

Tessalar Kabloom

Fabulous fields are filled with millions of colourful autumn blooms that stretch across the countryside. Wander through fields filled with marigolds, salvias, cleomes, petunias, geraniums and more and enjoy two newly planted wildflower meadows. With world-class circus entertainment from Circus Oz and fun activities for all the family.  There will also be delicious food and market stalls.

There are Easter Rabbit Hunts over the Easter weekend, plus amazing entertainment and activities over the Victorian school holidays. A must-see for the whole family.

The festival runs from March 23 to April 21, 2024. Get your tickets here.

International Comedy Festival

If you’re in Melbourne this autumn, you’re in for a laugh, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival taking over the city and beyond from 27 March to 21 April with its laugh riot of stand-up comedy, cabaret and street performances.

Catch major national and international acts, along with up-and-comers that just might go on to be the Next Big Thing. Comedians like Rhys Nicholson, The Mighty Boosh, James Acaster, Geraldine Hickey and Hannah Gadsby have all taken home awards for the Most Outstanding Show.

Get into the spirit and join the jubilant queues around the Melbourne Town Hall precinct (the unofficial Comedy Festival Central). Pick up tickets to the flagship Comedy Gala or grab a flyer from one of the 3,500 comedians touting their latest show. Heading to the Festival Club at Max Watt’s after a show is a local tradition – make sure you indulge.

The Festival is Australia’s biggest ticketed event, selling around 770,000 seats each year, so come along and see Melbourne in all its side-splitting glory, click here to discover the lineup of comedic talent awaiting you.


AFL is back for a new season. The opening round of the AFL sees some of the biggest matchups & exciting rivalries come to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & the Gold Coast to kick off the 2024 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The AFL season begins a hot season of sport from the 7th of March. To find out more, head to the AFL website.


Superstar Pink! has released two more nights for her Summer Carnival 2024 tour on the 12th and the 13th of March. Tickets are on sale here.


There is plenty to do around Melbourne for Easter.

On Good Friday, Easter Saturday or Easter Sunday there are egg-stra special hunts at 9.30am, 11am or 12.30pm staged amongst the orchards and grounds of the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie. Tickets need to be pre-booked at the Yarra Valley or Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie websites.

While you are there, why not shop the huge range of Easter eggs made onsite. Including their signature Easter bunnies.

Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza in Melbourne is an unforgettable experience filled with egg-citing fun and family-friendly activities. Gather your friends, family, and little ones for a day filled with joy and laughter. Secure your tickets today!

To make your Easter celebration even sweeter, you can receive a 20% discount on Easter Fest tickets! Simply use the code EASTERFUN20 at checkout to unlock this egg-straordinary deal.

Event Details:
Tickets: Kids $7.50 and Adults $12.50
Dates: 29th March – 1st April, 2024
Address: The Lawn @ RIVA 42B Marine Parade Elwood VIC 3184

For information or follow the link below!

The cutest high tea has to go to the Pan Pacific’s Easter Chocolate Indulgence High Tea.

The Easter Chocolate Indulgence High Tea will be served in the panoramic Pan Pacific Club Lounge on Saturdays and Sundays every weekend throughout March, between 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The adult package starts at $79pp, including unlimited premium TWG Tea and Vittoria coffee, or splurge with an inclusive glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne for $99pp.

For more information, head to our post here.

What are you looking forward to seeing or doing this month?