It’s time to bid adieu to sweltering summer heat and say hello to autumn! And we can’t think of a better way to usher in the new season than with some exciting events in Melbourne this March.

There are plenty of exciting events happening this month – so let Le Garage CBD parking walk you through two of the biggest that you can enjoy this long weekend (and beyond!)

 

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

  • Thursday 1st March – Sunday 18th March 2018
  • Various locations

Known as Australia’s largest consumer fashion event, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is back again for another extravaganza.

VAMFF kicked off on the 1st and lasts until the 18th of the month. The event brings to town the best of the best in the Australian fashion and retail industries.  

Whether you are a true-blue fashionista or just looking for something different to do, there are plenty of things you can check out at during the festival. Here are some of our top picks.

An afternoon at the Langham

  • Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March
  • 11:30am-1:30pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Aria Lounge, The Langham

Be in your chicest element for The Langham’s Fashion High Tea.

In collaboration with Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, spend high tea time indulging in a collection of couture cakes inspired by classic and contemporary fashion icons.

Savour the carefully curated featured treats like the Dulce and ginger crémeux “leather clutch”, floral lace macaron, and the LBD petit four at the dessert bar.  

There’s also a sumptuous offering of sandwiches and scones that are perfect for your favourite tea.   

To secure your spot, book your ticket here.

Diamond Dogs

  • Sunday 18th March
  • 5-6:30pm and 7-8:30pm

Are you a fashion and canine lover?

Well the Diamond Dogs is the perfect event for you!

Presented by Guide Dogs Australia, Kangan Institute, and Park Hyatt Melbourne, enjoy a dog fashion show (yes, that’s really a thing!) featuring some of Australia’s most successful fashion labels.

Marvel in designs from Aussie designers including:

  • Romance Was Born
  • Manning Cartell
  • Elk
  • Bul
  • Camilla
  • Mister Zimi

Top student designers from the Kangan Institute will also open the show and showcase past and present design work. Dog coats will be auctioned off at the end of the show, with all proceeds going towards Guide Dogs Australia.

Book that VIP ticket now, get a front row seat, and a goodie bag to take home!

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert Costume Exhibition

  • Thursday 1st March – Sunday 18th March
  • 10am-6pm
  • St. Collins Lane

Eager to see the fabulous costumes used in an iconic Aussie production?

Head on over to St. Collins Lane and see the amazing costumes created by Tim Chappel for the 1994 film adaptation of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

Tim won numerous awards for these costumes including the Academy Award, BAFTA and Australian Film Institute in 1995.

 

Check out the Priscilla: Queen of the Desert Costume Exhibition – it’s free and running each day of the festival!

 

CBD parking for Moomba

 

Moomba

  • Friday 9th – Monday 12th March
  • Yarra River at Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens

Labour Day weekend is upon us again and we all what that means…it’s Moomba time!

Celebrated since 1955, Moomba is the largest free community festival in the Australia.  With the celebrations lasting four whole days, expect activities you can enjoy with your friends and family!

Revel in traditional events including the Moomba parade, carnivals, fireworks and the crowning of the Moomba monarchs. You can also enjoy the many river activities that the festival has including some water sports, water floats and the famous birdman rally.

If you’re keen to know what’s up at Moomba Festival this Labour Day long weekend, check out the full program here.

Our top picks

  • Birdman Rally – Monday 12th March, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Movie: Ant Man – Friday 9th March, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Woody’s Ukelele School – Saturday 10th March, 3:30-4:14pm
  • Movie: Beauty and the Beast – Saturday 10th March, 6:30-8:30pm

Start autumn right with secure CBD parking from Le Garage while out and about in Melbourne!

We are only a few days into March and it seems like there is already so much to do in the city!

Whether you want to immerse yourself in all the chic and artsy events at VAMFF or the family friendly offerings of Moomba, there is certainly something for everyone!

With all these events around the CBD, you might find yourself running into parking problems.  Luckily, you can rely on Le Garage for safe and secure 24/7 CBD parking.

Plan your day right and book your CBD parking in advance to take advantage of super low rates. Got a question? Don’t hesitate to contact us!