If you’re looking for sporting excellence or St Patrick’s Day shenanigans you’ll find them in the first part of our ‘What’s on in Melbourne in March‘ review. Here’s what else is happening this month.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Over 300 comedians (including familiar names like Ruby Wax and Steven K Amos) are appearing at venues across the city, helping the Melbourne International Comedy Festival celebrate its 29th year.

When: Wednesday 29 March – Sunday 19 April
Where & Cost: Check the website for details of venues and prices

Milton Jones
Photo courtesy of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Website

Melbourne International Flower Show
The biggest event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne International Flower Show is now in its 20th year and there will be an anticipated 110,000 visitors to the 5 day event.

It’s much more than merely a flower show, with outdoor living, art sales and a sculpture exhibition too. There’s family entertainment, and if you take part in the workshops and presentations you’ll also have a chance to win flights to New Zealand. Which should keep you occupied once you’ve finished travelling Australia.

When: Wednesday 25 March – Sunday 29 March, 9am – 5pm
Where: The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Cost: Adults $27 with various prices for concessions, families and group tickets. Under 5s go free.

Melbourne International Flower Show
Photo courtesy of Melbourne International Flower Show Website

Moonlight Cinema
Grab a rug or even better hire a bean bed and stretch out and watch your favourite movies beneath the stars. Bear in mind there are a limited number of bean bags and they will cost you $9 to hire, so you need to be there early! There’s a food and drink truck on site if you don’t want to pack your own picnic.

Where: Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens
When: Wednesday Sunday 29 March. Gates open at 6:30pm
Cost: Tickets from $19 with various discounts for groups and concessions

Moonlight Cinema Melbourne
Photo courtesy of Moonlight Cinema Website

Kylie Minogue
Kylie’s playing more dates in Australia than anywhere else on her Kiss Me Once Tour. So your best chance of seeing her is here.
Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne and Olympic Parks, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne

When: Wednesday 18 March, 8pm
Cost: $110.51 (the cheapest currently available)

Rod Stewart
The veteran showman continues to fill stadiums worldwide with this greatest hits tour. If the latest seat availability for these dates is anything to go by, he’s likely to do the same again here.

Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne and Olympic Parks, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne
When: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March
Cost: $132.23 (the cheapest currently available)

Billy Idol
The lapsed punk rocker performs in a winery. You can’t help feeling the gods of punk are shaking their Mohican-ed heads in shame. Still, it’s a cracking venue. Lower priced tickets don’t include seating, so take along your rugs and deckchairs. Pay a little more and you get a seat and a view of the stage.

Where: Rochford Winery, 878-880 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
When: Saturday 21 March at 8pm. Gates open at 3pm and support bands start at 5pm (ish)
Cost: Prices start at $99 plus $5.50 booking fee

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