March 2016: What To Do and Where To Go

As Autumn descends upon us, we look for awesome events to distract ourselves with from the impending, inevitable cold winds and rain to come. Here are our top picks of how to stay warm, while also staying cool:

Festival of Live Art (1 – 13 March): “The Festival of Live Art captivates inner Melbourne for 13 days…springing you out of your comfort zone with over 50 surprising, participatory and interactive art experiences.”

Alliance Française French Film Festival (2 – 24 March): A month long celebration of French film comes to Melbourne this March. We’ve already chosen our favourites to see.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) (4 – 13 March): Melbourne loves food. Melbourne loves wine. Why not combine these into a fantastic Melbourne-esque festival? Our guide will help you make the best choices (promise).

Seddon Festival (March 5): “Enjoy some of the delicious modern Australian cuisine and coffee for which Common Galaxia is renowned, as well as entertainment and activities for all the family, at this year’s Seddon Festival”.

Fromage a Trois Cheese & Wine Festival (6 March): “With relaxing music coming from the main stage, visitors can meander from marquee to marquee to savour some of the best local and regional produce, meet the makers and learn about the craft of cheese and cider making.”

Virgin Australia Fashion Festival (VAMFF) (7 – 13 March): We’ve made this even easier to navigate all the amazing events by putting together our top picks for VAMFF.

Brunswick Music Festival (15 – 20 March): “The program showcases ethnic, indigenous, acoustic and traditional music, featuring local musicians, alongside interstate and international guests.” This includes the Sydney Road Street Party on March 6. Have a look at our guide to the best acts.

Good Beer Week Gala Showcase (18 & 19 March): While Good Beer Week doesn’t reach our doorstep until May, this month the Gala Showcase is here to whet our appetite with tastings from 24 different breweries and sneak peek of what to expect this year.

Peninsula Picnic (20 March): This event can be summed up in six words – “simply a magical day of indulgence”.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival (23 March – 17 April): This world class event doesn’t really need an explanation does it? Read through our guide of our best local and international picks for this year’s festival.

Not everything we love could make it to this list. So check out our calendar for everything else that’s on in Melbourne this month.

-The Plus Ones

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of TS Publicity, Ned & Co., Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Zilla & Brook, Reymond Communications, Fromage a Trois, AMPR, Brunswick Music Festival, Secret Service, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.