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Things to do in Melbourne in March

March's best events in one place – it's your social emergency saviour for fun things to do in Melbourne in March

Brunswick Music Festival
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Wondering what to do in Melbourne in March? We can help. Check out our guide to all the fun things to do in Melbourne, including mega NGV art exhibitions, summer music festivals, rooftop cinemas and more. Plus there's plenty of free attractionsart exhibitionstheatre showsactivities for kids to get amongst as well.

Too hot to trot? Here are the best ways to beat the heat in Melbourne. Plus, it's Melbourne, so there's a chance it will rain. If so, consult our guide to Melbourne's best indoor activities instead.

Best things to do in Melbourne in March

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Comedy, Stand Up

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

icon-location-pin Palais Theatre, St Kilda
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The Tasmanian-born comedy star is following up Nanette with a show named after her dog.

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Melbourne Book Market
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Shopping, Markets

Melbourne Book Market

icon-location-pin Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
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Melbourne's biggest book lovers have moved to the vibrant Queen Victoria Market.

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Babydrag with Morgan McMichaels
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Babydrag

icon-location-pin Sircuit Bar, Fitzroy
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Every Thursday night, baby drag queens try out their heels at Melbourne's favourite LGBTQIA+ venue.

More things to do in Melbourne this month

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Photograph: Sarah Walker
Theatre

The best theatre and musicals in Melbourne this May

May is often a pretty quiet time on Melbourne's cultural calendar, but this year is looking pretty hectic. David Bowie's Lazarus is having its local premiere thanks to the Production Company, while it's a tale of two Cosìs later in the month, with Opera Australia presenting Mozart's Così fan tutte and Melbourne Theatre Company presenting the Australian comedy inspired by it, the brilliant Così. 

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Princes Bridge. Melbourne
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The best free things to do in Melbourne

Guess what? Not everything in Melbourne costs a bunch of money. From art shows to coffee tastings, there are a bunch of things to do in this fine city that you can do for free – here are our favourites.

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Pouring drinks at Bar Liberty
Photograph: Graham Denholm
Bars, Cocktail bars

The 50 best bars in Melbourne right now

Here is Melbourne viewed through the bottom of a glass: from its world-beating cocktail lounges to its down-and-divey saloons. These bars represent the pinnacle of Melbourne drinking.

People browsing through clothing at a market stall
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Shopping, Markets

The best markets in Melbourne

Borrow your nanna's tartan shopping trolley and venture out to one of Melbourne's best markets for farm-fresh produce, designer homewares, vintage fashions and tasty street food.

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Great Otway National Park
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Travel, Short getaways

The best day trips from Melbourne

If you're looking for a break from the inner-city grid, there's no better cure than a day trip from Melbourne. The state of Victoria is full of friendly neighbourhood towns, whether you're in the mood for a winery tour, a road trip or a national park to explore.

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