Get Out: Autumn Edition

Melbourne's favourite season is on its way....

There's a real shift in Melbourne's vibe that comes with the arrival of Autumn—the weather's milder, the footy season kicks in and then there's the usual suspects of the Comedy Fest, MF&W, Moomba and so on. With so much going on at this time of year, the last thing we want to do is stay indoors all season while the weather and leaves begin to change, so if you, like us, want to Get Out this autumn, we have the perfect list of events for you…

To find out about great events happening across Port Phillip, Ballarat, Geelong and Bayside, peep the four categories we’ve listed below – they’re sure to get you fired up for the season ahead.

Family & Festival Fun

Chillout Festival Daylesford - March 5th – 9th

Get out to Daylesford and enjoy Australia’s longest running and largest regional pride festival.

Ballarat Antique Fair - March 7th – 9th

If you love antiquing and admiring beautiful jewellery, paintings, furniture and more, the Ballarat Antique Fair is the event for you.

Bellarine Agricultural Show

 - March 8th

Join the community in celebrating their 30th Annual Bellarine Agricultural Show. You can even check out the hayroll, pet and gumboot toss competitions!

St Patrick’s Festival St Kilda - March 15th

Street performers, Irish food, dancing, music and drinks at O’Donnell Gardens in St Kilda? We are in!

Party in the Park- March 15th  (Pictured)

Head down to Bentleigh to enjoy multicultural performances, kids’ activities, free rides, and more! Perfect for the whole family to get out and enjoy together.

Feeling Fit? Sport & Fitness

Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 - March 13th – 15th (Pictured) 

Do you feel the need for speed? Lap it up at the F1 Races in Albert Park! The atmosphere will be incredible!

2XU Triathlon Series – Race 5 - March 15th

For all those who love getting active, sign up for the fifth instalment of this epic triathlon series. Swim, cycle and run your way to the finish line.

Mother’s Day Classic - May 10th

Celebrate Mother’s Day and raise funds for breast cancer research at one of the Mother’s Day Classic fun runs across Victoria. Lace up your sneakers and head to Ballarat, Geelong or Melbourne to participate. Sign up on their website:


Hank Marvin Markets - Every Saturday

Street food, fresh produce and market stalls makes this foodie market one to visit! And if you miss out one week, no stress – it’ll be on again the following weekend!

Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival - March 7th – 8th (Pictured)

Head down to the South Melbourne Market to eat delicious food and listen to all the sounds of Melbourne’s hottest jazz musicians.

Wine & Cheese Fest - March 8th

The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne is going to be packed with all things wine and cheese, so don’t miss out on your chance to partake in free wine & cheese tastings and masterclasses. Delish!

Higher Ground – Highett Food & Music Festival - March 14th

Highett’s Food & Music Festival will be showcasing Bayside’s hottest bands and food trucks – so put on your dancing shoes and bring your appetite for a fantastic night out.

Lara Food & Wine Festival - March 22nd

Enjoy all the delicious food and wine that the Geelong region has to offer. You can bring the family along to listen to live music and participate in kids’ activities, competitions, cooking classes and more.

Sriracha Festival - March 28th

Food, music and good vibes? Sign us up, because it’s coming in hot!

Art & Music Lovers

The Fox & Hen Sunday Sessions – Live Music - March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

$6 share platters, cocktail jugs and live music sessions? Sounds like the perfect way to spend your Sunday.

Red Hot Summer Tour - March 28th

Rock out in beautiful Ballarat’s North Gardens with an amazing line up of artists performing.

Dreamland Theme Park Music Festival - March 21st – 22nd

Australia’s largest and only theme park music festival will be at Luna Park this March! Rides, music, food and FUN – what more could you ask for?

Sandy Chalkfest 2020 - March 22nd

The Sandy Street Art Project are commissioning 14-professional artists to fill the footpaths of Sandringham with beautiful chalk art. Watch the artists create their masterpieces, listen to music and maybe even try your hand at some chalk art in designated areas.