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Things to do in Melbourne in March

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Brunswick Music Festival
Photograph: Anthony Littlechild
By Rebecca Russo, Nicola Dowse and Cassidy Knowlton |

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

Chelsea Randall of the Demons flies for a mark during the 2016 Womens All Stars match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at VU Whitten Oval on September 03, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.
Photograph: Adam Trafford/AFL Media
Things to do, Sports



The AFL Women's season returns for 2019 – get amongst it!

dining room Inside an abandoned house at Rone Street Art Exhibti
Art, Street art

Rone: Empire

icon-location-pin Dandenong Ranges National Park, Upper Ferntree Gully

This hauntingly beautiful exhibition is street artist Rone's most ambitious project yet.

Hannah Gadsby Douglas 2019 supplied image
Photograph: Supplied
Comedy, Stand Up

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

icon-location-pin Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank

The Tasmanian-born comedy star is following up Nanette with a show named after her dog.

People seated on deckchairs to watch a movie on a big screen
Photograph: Andrew Themistokleous
Film, Outdoor cinema

South Wharf Pop-Up Cinema

icon-location-pin The Common Man, South Wharf

Enjoy the last of summer watching a movie along the Yarra, munching on popcorn with a drink in hand.

River Graze Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Photograph: Jesse Spezza
Things to do, Fairs and festivals

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

icon-location-pin Around Melbourne, Melbourne

The city's hallmark food festival is the perfect excuse to indulge.

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Princes Bridge. Melbourne
Photograph: Robert Blackburn
Things to do

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.

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
Photograph: Supplied
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.

Great Otway National Park
Photograph: Robert Blackburn
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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