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Things to do across Australia this March

weekend guide

Summer may be over, but there's still plenty of other reasons to leave the house behind. Except Easter, you don't need to step outside your front door to overdose on chocolate eggs. For a non-exhaustive guide to this year's festivities, look no further. And if you're beginning to line up a series of things to do this month across Australia, keep scrolling.


In celebration and observation of Ramadan, Lakemba's Ramadan Nights market is back. Enjoy knafeh, camel burgers, jalebi... although if you're attending and aren't muslim, here's a guide on how to enjoy the markets respectfully from Soaliha Iqbal at Pedestrian.

Jacksons on George are partnering with Don Julio to present a free, three-level day party with House of Mince on March 31 from 3-10pm.

The annual Bluesfest kicks off in Byron Bay this long weekend, see The Teskey Brothers, The Cruel Sea, and every other man with a guitar perform.

Miriam Margolyes is bringing her live stage show to Sydney Opera House on March 30.

There's still time to secure your tickets to the production of West Side Story overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Sit with Feelings, an exhibition from Carla Uriarte and Michael Delaney at 410 Oxford Street, Paddington 2011.



Hannah Gadsby's new show Woof! opens at Arts Centre Melbourne on March 28, running through to April 20.

Pirate Life's South Melbourne venue will open on March 14. Stop on by and grab a pint... or three.

Flower lovers activate! Ballarat Begonia Festival returns from March 11.



Wilco, Gladys Knight, Darude and Peter Garrett bring a breadth of music to catch this month in Canberra.

National Folk Festival is coming to Canberra this long weekend, with hundreds of artists set to perform across the five-day program.

Step into the National Gallery of Australia and experience the photographs of Nan Goldin.



Join in on the Lunar New Year celebrations at Penfolds Magill Estate.

Adelaide Fringe is back for its final weekend, bringing a host of comedy acts, theatre performances, and conversations to the city this month.

See The Grogans play on March 30.



Perth Festival will run for the entirety of February, bringing acts like Cymande, Sampa the Great, Courtney Barnett, art installations from Yhonnie Scarce, authors like Jane Smiley, and a host of indie cinema to the West Coast.

Snatch up tickets to Rendezvous Film Club, with outdoor screenings of The Princess Diaries, Legally Blonde and The Proposal.



Step into Laundry Gallery in Darwin for your dose of art in March.

Raw Comedy Festival is arriving in Darwin on March 23, with previous alumni including Hannah Gadsby, Becky Lucas, Anne Edmonds and more.

Find a stool in Darwin's first Bar Kokomo and enjoy a daiquiri or three.



P!NK, Gladys Knight, Tinashe and Graham Nash are a sonic smorgasboard waiting for you to listen in this month.

Catch Argylle, Dune: Part 2 and Mean Girls at Brisbane's Sunset Cinema this long weekend.



Darude, The Cruel Sea and Reuben Kaye are just some of the musicians you can catch in Hobart this March.

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