Top 10 events in March

Living Well | Jade Thrupp | Posted on 01 March 2019

From Tudors to potatoes, Port Melbourne to Port Fairy, check out our top 10 events in Victoria this month.

Summer Night Market


  • Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
  • Until 20 March 

Still hungry for those balmy summer nights? At the summer markets, you'll find more than 60 global street food stalls and festival bars, more than 100 specialty fashion, homewares and general merchandise stalls, plus a rotating weekly line-up of live music and entertainment.

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Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits


  • Bendigo Art Gallery
  • 16 March to 14 July

You’d be royally disappointed if you missed this exclusive exhibition, which features more than 150 treasures from London’s National Portrait Gallery, many of which have never before been seen outside the United Kingdom.

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The Port Fairy Folk Festival 


  • Port Fairy
  • 8 to 11 March

Folk-ryin’ out loud you better hurry up and buy yourself a ticket to the Port Fairy Folk Festival! In 2019 Port Fairy will put its own spin on Woodstock, paying homage to the mother of all festivals, when three days of peace and music reigned supreme.

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Thorpdale Potato Festival


  • Thorpdale Recreation Reserve
  • 10 March

Head over to the Thorpdale Potato Festival for a family fun day out to celebrate the humble spud. Includes jumping castles, a bucking bull, merry-go-round, sheepdog trials, patting pets, motor-cross shows and more.

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Yo, Carmen


  • Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
  • 11 to 12 March

The undisputed queen of modern flamenco, Maria Pages’ vibrant ode to womanhood uses flamenco with poetry in the unforgettably beautiful and radical reimagining of the story of Bizet’s heroine Carmen.

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Melbourne Art Book Fair


  • NGV International
  • 15 to 17 March

Featuring diverse emerging and established local and international publishers, artists and writers. The 2019 program explores ideas around experimental and discursive publishing, challenging how we think about the publishing field. It’s sure to be a real page turner!

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Electric Vehicle Expo


  • Melbourne International Karting Complex, Port Melbourne
  • 16 March

Take the lead this March. Test drive electric cars, ride electric bikes, plus see exhibitors and expert speakers. 

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Castlemaine State Festival


  • Various venues
  • 22 to 31 March

If you’re drawn to all things art, this festival is for you. The population of Castlemaine will double for the arts festival institution, boasting acts from far and wide.

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Ecotopia Earth Festival


  • 2451 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction
  • 24 March

If Earth means the world to you, head on over to the Ecotopia Earth Festival. Yarra Junction will come alive with festive colour, sustainability initiatives and multicultural performances.

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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show


  • Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
  • 27 to 31 March

This annual show is perfect for any budding botanists out there. Featuring landscape and floral design displays, high teas and lots of bloomin’ entertainment.

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