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.

THE LION KING

The Lion King

1 Apr - 1 Nov 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

4 - 13 Mar 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

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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VAMFF

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

7 - 13 Mar 2016

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

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Port Fairy Folk Festival

11 - 14 Mar 2016

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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Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

13 Mar 2016

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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The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Flower and garden show

16 - 20 Mar 2016

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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IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne

20 Mar 2016

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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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016

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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2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

31 Mar - 3 Apr 2016

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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