With all the revved-up action crammed into the stunning surrounds of Albert Park, it's hard to believe there can be much more happening in Melbourne. Beyond the F1 paddock, though, you'll find a city that is well and truly in party mode. As temperatures cool and nights remain long, Melbourne in March boasts enough festivals, theatre, exhibitions, concerts and festivals to ensure your post-race evenings and race-free days are jam-packed and crammed with culture. See our six picks to get you started.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.
Take in art from the City Circle tram, or walk through city streets, laneways and squares and along the Yarra River to see the city's public artworks.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Now in its third decade, Melbourne International Comedy Festival continues to break records and attract more converts every year as the city turns into a swirling, whirling comedy twister.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.