News & Events

Melbourne in March is festival Month

The City of Melbourne proudly presents Australia’s largest free community festival Moomba. Sixty-four years on, the festival is wise with age, steeped in tradition, but undoubtedly young at heart – just like the city it calls home. The uniquely Melbourne program of activities and events runs from 9 – 12 March on the banks of the iconic Yarra River at Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens.Highlights of the family-friendly program include the Moomba Parade with its artistic, community-inspired floats and the wacky Birdman Rally.

Moomba festival
  • Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    22 – 25 March The first race of the season, the colour, noise and excitement comes to Albert Park.

  • Melbourne International Coffee Expo

  • Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

  • Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
    28 March to 22 April 2018. One of the world’s great comedy festivals.

  • The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.

    An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia's comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.

    The Festival was launched in 1987 by Barry Humphries and Peter Cook. Thirty-one festivals later, with attendances of up to 770,000, it has grown to be Australia's largest cultural ticketed event. With an average ticket price of just $30, the Festival is not only a hugely popular event but an extremely accessible one. When the Melbourne Town Hall precinct is converted into a giant comedy hub, there is something for every comedy lover, from the very best local and international comedy acts in venues of all shapes and sizes.

    The Melbourne International Comedy Festival aims to discover, develop and showcase great talent for the entertainment and inspiration of a broad based audience. The Festival values irreverence, inventiveness and creativity, inclusiveness and accessibility, freedom of speech and respect for all.

  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

    Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by the Bank of Melbourne is an annual state-wide celebration of Victoria’s food and wine industry that attracts more than 250,000 attendees to a diverse program of 200+ events.

    Run by a small not-for-profit organisation, the Festival has grown over its history from grassroots beginnings with only a handful of events in 1993, to now being recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent food and wine festival.

    In March, food and wine lovers indulge in events that fill Melbourne's labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops and spill into spectacular regional Victoria. There is food and food related occasions for every taste.

  • The Herald Sun | CityLink Run for the Kids

Quick Contact