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11 Free Things To Do In Melbourne This March

By Jack Colquhoun - 01 Mar 2019

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If your favourite colour is free, then you’ve come to the right place. As always, there is plenty to see, do and eat in Melbourne for next-to-nothing, so we’ve gone ahead and wrapped up the best of the best for you. Dig in.

Holi Festival

When we think of the Holi Festival, we imagine white shorts and white shirts covered in paint—well, this is exactly what it is. Grab some friends, maybe even an enemy, and cover them with paint while enjoying a parade and concert on the day.

When: Sunday 10 March 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Where: The Paddock, Batman Avenue
For more info, click 
here.

Wine Not?

What better way to bring in the new month than a party with wine? Arts Centre Melbourne and Rose Rose bring their summer series finale and we’re pumped. DJ maestri Total Giovanni and Midnight Juggernauts will be on the decks providing quality tunes all night long.

When: Friday, 1 March 5 pm - 10pm
Where: The Barre, 100 St Kilda Road
For more info, click 
here.

Summer Fiesta

Celebrate the latin fever this summer with Alumbra of a night filled with Latin Street food, free Bachata and Salsa dancing classes (6 - 8 pm) and drink specials all night. Who needs to fly to Argentina when we have it on our doorstep?

When: Every Sunday until 7 April, 4 pm till late
Where: Alumbra, Central Pier Shed 9, 161 Harbour Esplanade
For more info, click 
here.

Queen Victoria Summer Night Markets

With over 60 global street stores and 100 specialty shopping stores, The Night Markets at Queen Victoria Market are sure to fill your Wednesdays this month with food, fun and fashion. Soak up what’s left of these balmy summery nights before they’re gone.

When: Weekly each Wednesday of March  
Where: The Night Markets, Queen Victoria Markets
For more info, click 
here.

Chapel Street Pop Up Market Lane

With the newly launched Chapel Lane, the summer markets have now arrived at Chapel Street. With live music, food pop-ups, local designers and, of course, vintage luxury there's something for everyone, whether your vegan, vegetarian or fashion-conscious.   

When: Every Saturday in March, 10 am - 5 pm
Where: 430 Chapel Street, South Yarra
For more info, click 
here.

Fyre Melbourne

The greatest party that never happened is coming to Melbourne, yet this time it will actually happen. With an anticipated lineup that will leave you speechless including, Non-Disclosure and Medium Yachty, it’s time to get excited. Unlike the real Fyre Festival though, Fyre Melbourne will be sure to have plenty of water available among other things.

When: Saturday, 2 March from 8 pm
Where: The Mill House, 277 - 279 Flinders Lane
For more info, click here.

Free Comedy At Highlander Bar

Running in conjunction with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival soon to hit Melbourne. Comedy at Highlander Bar will be home to esteemed local Melbourne talent, followed by some fresh open mic.

When: Monday to Saturday, March 25 - April 20 6 pm - 11 pm
Where: Highlander Bar, 11A Highlander Lane
For more info, click 
here.

Rooftop Trivia

Every Monday for the year, The Waterside Hotel hosts trivia kicking off a 7:30 pm. With over $150 of prizes worth to be won, there’s no better way to start of the week. Make sure you get in early to secure yourself a table and IQ boost with happy hour kicking off from 5 pm.

When: Every Monday, 7 pm - 10 pm
Where: The Waterside Hotel, 508 Flinders Street
For more info, click 
here.

Top Yard Rooftop Screening

To celebrate the hotly anticipated release of Harry Potter onto Netflix (...finally), for one night only, Top Yard will be hosting a rooftop screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So, bring along your favourite group of muggles and take advantage of those warm nights before they’re gone. Booking is essential for this one so get cracking.

When: Tuesday, 7 March 6 - 10 pm
Where: Top Yard Rooftop
For more info, click 
here.

Moomba 2019

Forever capturing the hearts and expanding the imaginations of Melbournians Back since 1955, Moomba returns for another year. With the always highly anticipated Moomba Parade on Monday (it’s a public holiday, so don’t stress) the weekend will prove to be a great long weekend activity for both young and old.

When: 8 - 11 March
Where: Kings Domain, Alexandra Avenue
For more info, click 
here.

Chinatown Day/Night Markets

On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, Heffernan Lane in Chinatown will transport you to the flavourful aroma and atmosphere of a packed hawker hall-style day/night market. Be sure to come hungry with an array of stalls selling delicious dumplings, noodles and much more.

When: Saturday 16 March and Saturday 23 March, 4 pm - 10 pm
Where: Heffernan Lane, Chinatown
For more info, click 
here.

For the best markets to hit up in Melbourne this March head here.

Image credit: Holi Festival

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