It’s hard to believe that we are already well into March – it feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the beginning of summer and the approach of Christmas!
While the warmer weather might be winding down, the activities certainly aren’t. In fact, there are just as many fantastic events and attractions going on in Melbourne this March.
For die-hard Melburnians, perhaps the greatest weekend of the year approaches as the 2018 AFL season kicks off! Heading to round 1? Choose Le Garage for affordable and convenient MCG parking!
The 2018 footy season kicks off!
- Opening game: Richmond vs. Carlton; Thursday 22nd March
- Subsequent Round 1 MCG games:
- Hawthorn vs. Collingwood; Saturday 24th March
- Melbourne vs. Geelong; Sunday 25th March
You know the year is well and truly underway when the footy’s back!
While the pre-season has already given us plenty of excitement, there’s nothing quite like the fire that comes with the footy season proper.
Fortunately for footy fanatics, the wait is almost over! On the 22nd of March, another exciting year of competition begins when reigning premiers Richmond take on Carlton at the ‘G in the season opener.
After last year’s less-than-fantastic season, the Blues will be aiming to kick off their 2018 season on the right foot.
But against a Richmond that’s still flying high after their premiership last year and an 87 point demolition of Essendon in the JLT Community Series… well, let’s just say their chances don’t look too great.
This is footy, however, so anything can happen!
And if you barrack for Hawthorn, Collingwood, Melbourne or Geelong, you can catch all four of them at the MCG throughout the rest of the opening weekend.
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Have a laugh with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Various locations throughout the CBD
- 28th March – 22nd April
The world’s third largest comedy festival returns to Melbourne this March in what promises to be a month of nonstop belly laughs, tears, and guffaws!
Whether you prefer slapstick, crude jokes, or biting observational humour, with over 600 different shows, there’s something for everyone’s unique sense of humour!
Come see home-grown acts like the always-hilarious Wil Anderson, renowned Chopper Reid impersonator Heath Franklin, and ensembles like Aunty Donna do their thing during the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
And of course, it wouldn’t be an international comedy festival without a range of fantastic shows from international comedians.
Kid-friendly belly laughs
For something a little less naughty, there are a range of family- and kid-friendly laughs to be had throughout the entire festival.
- Alex and Luke’s Make Your Parents Disappear (31st March – 15th April)
- The Candy Topps (4th-6th April)
- Kids Comedy Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk (3rd-14th April)
View all family shows here.
Browse the full schedule (including dates and venues) here.
Satisfy your inner foodie with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
- Various locations across the CBD
- 16th -25th March
Melbourne has a reputation as the food and culture capital of Australia – and for good reason!
If you don’t get much of an opportunity to explore the gastronomic delights our city has to offer, the 2018 Food and Wine Festival is the perfect excuse to change that.
With restaurants in and around Melbourne taking part, there’s bound to be something to suit your unique taste. Here are some highlights:
The River Graze
Hop down to Southbank from the 16th to the 19th to see the normally exclusive promenade turn into a laid-back foodie paradise. With food, wine and live entertainment, there’s something for everyone!
The House of Food and Wine Hotel
Drop by Hotel Lindrum on Flinders Street (a mere 200m from Le Garage) and you might be a bit surprised to see it turn from an upscale hotel into a high-class restaurant.
Professional chefs take over the kitchen and crank out locally-sourced, delicious meals.
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They call New York the city that never sleeps. And while it’s not the Big Apple, Melbourne certainly has its fair share of things going on.
And March is no different.
Whether you’re a sports fanatic, an aspiring comedian, or a self-appointed foodie, events of this size and scope shouldn’t be marred by small problems like finding the right CBD parking solution!
If you plan to head to the city for these events (or any others) secure a safe parking spot that’s close to all the action.
Parking in Melbourne CBD (including MCG parking!) couldn’t be simpler thanks to Le Garage: plan your day right by booking online in advance.