As the weather starts to cool down, Melbourne continues to heat up, with enough exciting events and festivals happening in March to keep you going out every night of the week. 

Whether you’re into food, comedy, or design, the amount of positive energy heaving out of the city is enough to ignite the creative flame in just about anyone! So we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Melbourne festivals and events for the month and paired them with courses CAE offers to complement them, should they inspire you!  

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – March 4-13, 2023 

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival celebrates the city’s vibrant food and wine scene. The festival features a range of events, including cooking classes, wine tastings, and degustation dinners. With over 200 events happening over 10 days, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is a food lover’s dream. 

What CAE offers: Kitchen Boot camp Hands-on cooking classes for beginnersGet up to speed with essential kitchen skills. Master basic techniques for creating terrific pastas, casseroles, stir fries and curries at home.  

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – March 23 – April 17, 2023

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world. The festival features local and international comedians, with over 600 shows happening in venues across the city. Whether you’re into stand-up, improv, or sketch comedy, there’s something for everyone at this festival. 

What CAE offers: Acting: Beginners- All the world’s a stage – and you can light it up. Gain confidence working with scripts and learn acting techniques in a supportive and fun environment. 


Melbourne Fashion Festival – March 3-11, 2023 

The Melbourne Fashion Festival is a celebration of fashion and design. The festival features a range of events, including runway shows, exhibitions, and workshops. It’s a great opportunity to see the latest trends from local and international designers. 

What CAE offers: Digital SLR photography: Get the most from your Digital SLR camera in one of Melbourne CBD’s most photogenic areas. Combines classroom learning with practical shooting under the expert guidance of an expert photographer. 

Melbourne Fashion Festival

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show – March 29 –April 2, 2023  

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is an annual event that attracts a wide range of visitors, from gardening enthusiasts to families looking for a fun day out. The event features beautiful floral displays, landscape designs, and garden exhibits from around the world. The show is held over five days in March and is considered one of the largest and most prestigious garden shows in the Southern Hemisphere. 

What CAE offers: Floristry in a dayYou can learn flower arranging, including traditional and contemporary techniques in a single day. We introduce you to a variety of flowers and foliages widely available. 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

March is a great time to be in Melbourne, with many events and festivals happening throughout the month. We hope that whatever you’re into, you’ll be inspired enough to take the plunge into a creative pursuit of your own at CAE.  

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