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The top things to do in Melbourne in March

We’ve rounded up every event and occasion you need to hit as a true Melburnian this March.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF)

VAMFF is a must for anyone interested in the local and international fashion scene. Showcasing the biggest range of established and emerging designers across sharp, stunning runways, it runs from Wednesday 1 to Sunday 19 March.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. The delectably food-filled and indulgent program has everything from free-to-attend events, to once-in-a-lifetime degustation diners.

People wearing Trilby-style hats and seated for a meal at a very long table

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

2017 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Hardly needing an introduction, the annual 2017 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix returns to Melbourne on 23 March for another speeding, smokin’ race. With the main race set for Sunday 26 March, wheel up with your crew for one of the most heart-stopping events in Melbourne.

Monday Comedy at Bird’s Basement

Hidden on Singers Lane, Bird’s Basement is guaranteed to get you a coveted second date. Along with classic, refined bar food,  order New York-style cocktails and enjoy live comedy on Monday nights.

Man sitting on a beanbag and patting his dog at Moonlight cinema

Take your dog to Moonlight Cinema

Take your dog to Moonlight Cinema

There’s still a blockbuster-packed program of movies to enjoy at Moonlight Cinema through March. Grab your furry best friend and book in to see recent releases such as Split and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There’s also family-friendly fare to be enjoyed including the animated hit Trolls. 

Koyaanisqatsi Live

Originally released in 1983, Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi reinvented the relationship between music and moving image. Watch a live performance of Philip Glass’s landmark score alongside the film for one night only. Friday 10 March at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

Immerse yourself in a cacophony of colours at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Running from Wednesday 29 March to Sunday 2 April, enjoy a family-friend day at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. 

Floral display inside the Royal Exhibition Building

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

The Casey Bennetto Project

Entertaining originals, catchy covers and musically clever diversions return at the 2017 The Casey Bennetto Project. Guest singer-songwriters include Tim Rogers on Thursday 9 March and Xani Kolac on Thursday 13 April.

Burlesque Extravaganza

Record-holding burlesque artists are gathering at Speakeasy HQ for Burlesque Extravaganza every Saturday until 25 March. From world-speed twerk champion Lord Lovat (you can’t make this up people!) to Ronicka aka the Serpent Dancer… you’ll need a ticket to believe this.