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~01-04 Mar

Williamstown Seaport Festival

The inaugural annual waterfront festival for seafarers and landlubbers alike, to celebrate Williamstown's waterfront heritage, lifestyle and industry.

~01-04 Mar

Seniors Film Festival

Presenting the 15th edition of the Apia Young at Heart Festival! The only nationwide film festival in Australia with a specially curated cinema program for film lovers 60 and up.

~01-06 Mar

Transitions Film Festival

The TFF showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change makers that are leading the way to a better world.

~01-27 Mar

Summer Nights At Luna Park

'Summer Nights' is happening RIGHT NOW every Thursday and Friday night from 7pm to 11pm. For all info and to book visit website.

04-14 Mar

Melbourne Fashion Festival

A large cohort of our leading designers showcase their work at Australia's largest fashion event. The event will include industry seminars, live entertainment and beauty workshops.

05-19 Mar

ChillOut Festival

ChillOut, Australia's number one Queer Country Pride festival. Held in the gay capital of regional Victoria - Daylesford - in Hepburn Shire.

06-09 Mar


Melbourne's most extensive free community festival. Moomba is held on the banks of the Yarra and includes a parade, free music, carnival rides, fantastic family activities, plus a lot more.

06-09 Mar

Port Fairy Folk Festival

The Festival, that has been held for over 40 years, is a gathering like no other; a pilgrimage for some, a voyage of discovery for others, where kindness and warmth abounds throughout the glorious weekend, for artists and audiences alike, and we all share in that cup of kindness and joy.

06-09 Mar

Inverloch Jazz Festival

Running for over 25 year and presenting three days and nights of music on a lazy long weekend. Many, many bands and hundreds of artists in all styles of jazz.

07 Mar

Sale Music Festival

Save the date for the 7th Sale Music Festival to be held in Sale's beautiful botanic gardens.

07 Mar

Wyndham Holi (Festival of Colors)

Wyndham Holi is a platform to bring many communities with diverse cultural backgrounds together and celebrate the festival i.e. community strengthening.

07-08 Mar

Tastes of Rutherglen

Join many of Rutherglen's great wineries for a gourmet food and wine festival. A progressive feast showing off the region's best produce and wine, travel from winery to winery to sample, taste and sip on the incredible flavours of Rutherglen.

07-09 Mar

Ballarat Begonia Festival

There is something for everyone at the 2019 Begonia Festival, from children's activities, gardening tips and displays, to live comedy, craft and garden markets, food and beverage outlets, floral demonstrations and displays, and more.

09-22 Mar

Brunswick Music Festival

Australia's longest running inner-city music festival. For 31 years it's been bringing the very best music talent, both local and international, to the stages of Brunswick.

11 Mar

International Women's Day Breakfast

A celebratory breakfast with women of local and northern social enterprises in Melbourne sharing business tools and insightful stories.

11-31 Mar+

French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival for over 30 years has been the country's premier French language national film festival

12-23 Mar

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

The MQFF is the largest/oldest queer film festival in Australia, screening the best Australian/International queer films.

14 Mar

Twilight Sounds

Twilight Sounds is Banyule's flagship music event - a fantastic evening of local and popular Australian musicians playing in the relaxing natural environment of Sills Bend in Heidelberg.

14 Mar

Come Together Music & Arts Festival

The Come Together Music and Arts Festival celebrates fantastic world music and is a fun day out for the whole family.

14-15 Mar

Herb & Chilli Festival

Welcome to the Herb and Chilli Festival and this one is looking to be the best yet. We're looking to welcome the crowds with plenty of returning stall holders and a number of exciting new additions. Expect an abundance of sumptuous food, lively music and sensational entertainment to suit every age.

19-28 Mar

Castlemaine State Festival

We have made sure that visual art takes pride of place in myriad venues around town, including the historic Castlemaine Art Museum. Our friends and partners at the La Trobe Art Institute have curated a truly inspiring selection of more than 25 artists from Castlemaine, Australia and around the world.

19-29 Mar

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

A state-wide celebration for food and wine lovers. Explore all things gastronomic, from fresh produce to fine wines.

20-22 Mar

Warrandyte Festival

Warrandyte Festival, which has been running for 40+ years will be bright with artistic endeavours and remain a champion of 'home grown' and 'hand made'. The festival is all about family fun: concerts and camel rides, waterslides and whacky races. Other events include a billycart derby, kids' market, battle of the bands, a film feast, Rotary Art Show, and much more.

20-22 Mar

Silent Weekend Meditation Retreat

When distracting thoughts subside and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.

22-23 Mar

Warrandyte Pottery Expo

An annual event that showcases the work of selected studio ceramic artists. Each year a panel selects and invites about 60 exhibitors from around Australia.

25-29 Mar

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

If you love gardens, or are just after some great DIY ideas, this is an event for you. Featuring workshops, competitions and an impressive botanical line-up.

25-31 Mar+

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is more than just a once-a-year festival. With touring shows, national workshop and development programs and comedy competitions, there's always something happening at Comedy HQ!

26-29 Mar

Horsham Country Music Festival

This 12th Festival featuring a great range of Australian country artists and will be held at a number of venues throughout Horsham.

27-29 Mar

Melbourne Latin Festival

In its 11th year This Festival brings to you 3 nights of parties, 2 days of workshops, dancers, workshops and 60 hours of absolute FUN!

28 Mar

Dromkeen Literary Festival

Where children's authors and illustrators bring the favourite stories of children of all ages to life. Where: Dromkeen Homestead, Riddells Creek.

28 Mar

The Peninsula Picnic

The most extensive food, wine and music gathering ever created on the Mornington Peninsula, showcasing the very best local chefs, resident restaurants and vineyards.

28 Mar

CERES Harvest Festival

CERES Harvest Festival offers a range of entertainment with live music, performances, free workshops, animal displays, cake baking competition and kids activities.

29 Mar

Ecotopia Earth Festival

With lots of environmentally friendly stalls, healthy and delicious food, kids activities and performances on stage all day, the area includes Bens Shed and we are presenting 'Old Ways' section of Ecotopia behind the Upper Yarra Museum. Free.

What's On Next Month

~01-08 Apr

French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival for over 30 years has been the country's premier French language national film festival

~01-19 Apr

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is more than just a once-a-year festival. With touring shows, national workshop and development programs and comedy competitions, there's always something happening at Comedy HQ!

04 Apr

Cavendish Red Gum Festival

Through a diverse range of activities, visitors to the festival will be able to enjoy, explore and learn about our unique local environment.

04 Apr

Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival

Meet the winemakers of the region, sample the best Bendigo wines and enjoy live music in a tranquil garden setting of the Rosalind Park, Bendigo

04-07 May

Melbourne Internation Coffee Expo

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is a celebration of all things coffee at the Melbourne Showgrounds. The event will host the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup.

16-19 Apr

The Home Show

Home owners, renovators and builders will find a showcase of new products and ideas for their next project when they visit the iconic HIA Home Show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

21-24 Apr

Irish Film Festival

The 6th annual Irish Film Festival is headed back to Melbourne. Will screen the latest film releases direct from Ireland. Its mission is to bring contemporary Irish screen culture and entertainment to Australian audiences. At Kino Cinema.

24-26 Apr

Tattoo Festival

For the best tattoo designs in Australia visit the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton for the Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival. Live music, live art, plus much more.

26 Apr

Wandilgong Nut Festival

Celebrates local growers, the end of harvest and the fabulous varieties of nuts and other fresh produce available during Autumn. Come and enjoy local stallholders, cooking demonstrations, roasted chestnuts, food and wine, music and games for children.

Future Events

01-03 May

Blues & Blueberry Festival

A Blues Music Festival is held at Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand River which is 25 kms south of Colac on the Saturday, featuring some of Australia's top Blues Bands.

1-3 May

Koroit Irish Festival

The Koroit Irish Festival is thrilled to announce our brillaint line up for our fesival. The line up includes one of Australia's leading Celtic bands and singers.

2-3 May

Grampians Grape Escape

Take a trip to Halls Gap and discover the delights of Western Victoria's finest food and wine artisans and soak up the live music and family fun all in the heart of the beautiful Grampians National Park.

03-05 May

Dog Lovers Show

More than 1,000 beautiful dogs, 100s of shows and talks, more than 200 exhibitors, free grooming advice, fee manicures and much more.

14-30 May

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Melbourne's 2020 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival will present two weeks of contemporary work aimed at generating engagement and discussion around human rights issues.

16-17 May

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

The course stretches from Lorne to Apollo Bay, where runners of all distances can soak up some of Australia's most scenic views.

31 May

Ngulu Festival

The Official Opening of the Woi Wurrung Dream Time Mural. A Reconciliation Week event.

06-07 Jun

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

Oz Comic-Con is taking over the Convention & Exhibition Centre.

17-28 Jun

Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Indulge in two weeks of atmospheric, seductive and soul-stirring entertainment.

20-21 Jun

Williamstown Literary Festival

Every year since 2003, a small group of local residents have presented what is now the largest literary festival in the western suburbs.

24-25 Oct

Fitness Show

Find your best fit in 2020 If you're bored with your training schedule, want to start a new fitness kick or need valuable training or diet advice then head to the ultimate workout for fitness, wellness and health - the Fitness & Health Expo, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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