World's Longest Lunch, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Daniel Mahon
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March

Prepare to party in Melbourne in March, when temperatures cool, nights remain long and there's a distinct festive spirit thanks to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. No wonder Melbourne is known as Australia's events capital.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 15 Mar 2015

Soak up all the glitz, glamour and laughs of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical, the stage show based on the much-loved Australian film.

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

20 Feb - 10 May 2015

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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2012 IGA World's Longest Lunch

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

27 Feb - 15 Mar 2015

Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.

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Port Fairy Folk Festival

6 - 9 Mar 2015

Twenty venues host one of Australia's largest music festivals presenting roots, celtic, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, rock, crossover and...

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Moomba

Moomba Festival

6 - 9 Mar 2015

Love Melbourne, Love Moomba! A celebrated part of the Melbourne events calendar for 60 years, Moomba will be back in 2014 with an exciting program of...

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3 Peaks - Tawonga Gap climb. Photo credit: Sarah Black

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

8 Mar 2015

Rise to the challenge and test your road-cycling mettle over three epic alpine peaks: Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek.

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2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

12 - 15 Mar 2015

Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.

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Giselle

Giselle

13 - 23 Mar 2015

The Australian Ballet returns in 2015 with Maina Gielgud's breathtaking production of Giselle. Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has captured the...

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Opening Night 2013

Castlemaine State Festival

13 - 22 Mar 2015

40 years and 20 festivals on, Australia's most anticipated regional festival, the Castlemaine State Festival presents an anniversary program of...

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VAMFF

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

14 - 22 Mar 2015

Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.

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IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne

22 Mar 2015

Gasp in awe at the endeavours of some seriously tough athletes as they embark on the challenging race through Melbourne's beautiful bayside suburbs.

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The Night Market

The Summer Night Market

4 Mar 2015, 11 Mar 2015, 18 Mar 2015, 25 Mar 2015

Treat your tastebuds to a world tour, enjoy live entertainment, and be inspired by local design and produce. Every Wednesday night this summer.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

25 Mar - 19 Apr 2015

Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.

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The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Flower and garden show

25 - 29 Mar 2015

Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup

19 Mar 2015, 29 Mar 2015

Be part of the biggest international sporting event of 2015 when the world's cricketing nations contest the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Melbourne.

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