What's on in March

Sydney Metro

Mardi Gras Parade – Oxford Street – Saturday 2 March, 7:30pm

The first weekend of March kicks the month off with the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, transforming Oxford Street into a spectacular runway to celebrate pride in diversity with this year’s theme being FEARLESS. Returning this year will be the rainbow bus that you may have already seen on the streets of Sydney along with 80 Transport staff to shimmy their way in the parade promoting their ‘Ride with Pride’ tagline. Be sure to get down to Oxford Street to show some support and take in the glitz, glitter and glamour of what will be a fun filled night, or check out any of the other events for the festival. Parade starts at 7.30pm but you’ll need to get down early to secure yourself a good spot.

For more information on the parade and to see a full program of events, visit their website.


Sydney Build Expo – Royal Hall of Industries – Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Spend the day immersing yourself in all things design and construction with your free pass to access conferences, workshops and a 250+ booth exhibition at the Sydney Build Expo. Including transport and infrastructure, the event covers residential and commercial construction, Sydney’s waterfront, sustainability and more. You can also expect live music, demos and prize giveaways to break up the day and give you the opportunity to network and have some fun too.

Find out more on the Sydney Build website and make sure you register for your free ticket with Eventbrite.

The Bondi Beach Latin American Festival – Bondi Pavilion – Sunday 17 March, 11am - 8pm

Soak up the sun and take in the sights, sounds and smells of Australia’s longest running Latin American Festival. To celebrate their 40th year, the festival will begin at 11am with a vibrant parade along the beachfront showcasing the music, dance and carnival costumes of Latin and Caribbean cultures. With live music, free dance lessons, Latin food, crafts, arts, clothing market stalls and more across 6 arenas, you’ll find yourself immersed in a fun fiesta to satisfy everyone’s needs.

For more about the festival, visit their website. Tickets from $27.46.


Body Worlds – Sydney Town Hall – Every day until 31 March

March is your last chance to see the “life changing experience” that is Body Worlds, unveiling the human body in a way you’ve never seen it before. With over 150 specimens donated and preserved for the benefit of public education, the exhibition explores the complex and fragile nature of the human body, focusing on contemporary diseases and ailments, and how you can improve your health with everyday lifestyle choices. Take part in the interactive elements to see how your organs are arranged in your own body and see how diseased organs fare up against healthy ones.

Tickets available at $27 for students with a valid ID and $32 for adults.


Regional NSW

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019 - Civic Theatre, Burns Way, Wagga Wagga - Wednesday 29 May 7pm – 10pm

We know that this one is a few months away but the Banff Mountain Film Festival is definitely worth checking out! The festival show cases 2.5 hours of bewitching mountain adventure films, more than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment and exploration films are shown during the session. To buy tickets, click here.


Valley Girls - The Pelican Playhouse, 81 Through Street, Grafton - Friday 8 March 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Valley Girls is a celebration of the creative works of women in the Valley for International Women’s day weekend (8 – 1o March). The event will span over three nights, with music, theatre and spoken word art events as well as workshops all produced by local women.

3 Night ticket available from $55 and can be purchased at Buckley’s Music Grafton.


Red Hot Summer Tour - 10 Vesper Street, Batemans Bay - Saturday 23 March

The Red Hot Summer tour returns for another year, showcasing artists that are sure to impress: John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc and Dragon.

For more information, check out their website.


Titan Macquarie Mud Run - Ollie Robbins Oval, Bligh Street, Dubbo - Saturday 23 March

The Titan Macquarie Mud Run is a 9km obstacle run around the Macquarie River and Regand Park. It will be a fun and challenging event for individuals or better yet, get a group together from work. There is a kids and adults event throughout the day promoting health and fitness in the community. All funds raised go straight back into providing fitness projects to the local community, so get behind this event!

For more information, visit their website or email them.


National Touch League - C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour - Wednesday 13 March – Saturday 16 March

The 2019 National Touch League is being held between 13 March and 16 March at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Both Open’s and Senior’s competitions will occur concurrently across the four days, with athletes from all walks of life coming to Coffs Harbour from across Australia.

The NTL continues to be a highlight for the Touch Football community, providing a great opportunity for development for all involved.

Check out their website for more information.

Sydney Metro

Mardi Gras Parade – Oxford Street – Saturday 2 March, 7:30pm

The first weekend of March kicks the month off with the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, transforming Oxford Street into a spectacular runway to celebrate pride in diversity with this year’s theme being FEARLESS. Returning this year will be the rainbow bus that you may have already seen on the streets of Sydney along with 80 Transport staff to shimmy their way in the parade promoting their ‘Ride with Pride’ tagline. Be sure to get down to Oxford Street to show some support and take in the glitz, glitter and glamour of what will be a fun filled night, or check out any of the other events for the festival. Parade starts at 7.30pm but you’ll need to get down early to secure yourself a good spot.

For more information on the parade and to see a full program of events, visit their website.


Sydney Build Expo – Royal Hall of Industries – Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Spend the day immersing yourself in all things design and construction with your free pass to access conferences, workshops and a 250+ booth exhibition at the Sydney Build Expo. Including transport and infrastructure, the event covers residential and commercial construction, Sydney’s waterfront, sustainability and more. You can also expect live music, demos and prize giveaways to break up the day and give you the opportunity to network and have some fun too.

Find out more on the Sydney Build website and make sure you register for your free ticket with Eventbrite.

The Bondi Beach Latin American Festival – Bondi Pavilion – Sunday 17 March, 11am - 8pm

Soak up the sun and take in the sights, sounds and smells of Australia’s longest running Latin American Festival. To celebrate their 40th year, the festival will begin at 11am with a vibrant parade along the beachfront showcasing the music, dance and carnival costumes of Latin and Caribbean cultures. With live music, free dance lessons, Latin food, crafts, arts, clothing market stalls and more across 6 arenas, you’ll find yourself immersed in a fun fiesta to satisfy everyone’s needs.

For more about the festival, visit their website. Tickets from $27.46.


Body Worlds – Sydney Town Hall – Every day until 31 March

March is your last chance to see the “life changing experience” that is Body Worlds, unveiling the human body in a way you’ve never seen it before. With over 150 specimens donated and preserved for the benefit of public education, the exhibition explores the complex and fragile nature of the human body, focusing on contemporary diseases and ailments, and how you can improve your health with everyday lifestyle choices. Take part in the interactive elements to see how your organs are arranged in your own body and see how diseased organs fare up against healthy ones.

Tickets available at $27 for students with a valid ID and $32 for adults.


Regional NSW

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019 - Civic Theatre, Burns Way, Wagga Wagga - Wednesday 29 May 7pm – 10pm

We know that this one is a few months away but the Banff Mountain Film Festival is definitely worth checking out! The festival show cases 2.5 hours of bewitching mountain adventure films, more than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment and exploration films are shown during the session. To buy tickets, click here.


Valley Girls - The Pelican Playhouse, 81 Through Street, Grafton - Friday 8 March 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Valley Girls is a celebration of the creative works of women in the Valley for International Women’s day weekend (8 – 1o March). The event will span over three nights, with music, theatre and spoken word art events as well as workshops all produced by local women.

3 Night ticket available from $55 and can be purchased at Buckley’s Music Grafton.


Red Hot Summer Tour - 10 Vesper Street, Batemans Bay - Saturday 23 March

The Red Hot Summer tour returns for another year, showcasing artists that are sure to impress: John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc and Dragon.

For more information, check out their website.


Titan Macquarie Mud Run - Ollie Robbins Oval, Bligh Street, Dubbo - Saturday 23 March

The Titan Macquarie Mud Run is a 9km obstacle run around the Macquarie River and Regand Park. It will be a fun and challenging event for individuals or better yet, get a group together from work. There is a kids and adults event throughout the day promoting health and fitness in the community. All funds raised go straight back into providing fitness projects to the local community, so get behind this event!

For more information, visit their website or email them.


National Touch League - C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour - Wednesday 13 March – Saturday 16 March

The 2019 National Touch League is being held between 13 March and 16 March at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Both Open’s and Senior’s competitions will occur concurrently across the four days, with athletes from all walks of life coming to Coffs Harbour from across Australia.

The NTL continues to be a highlight for the Touch Football community, providing a great opportunity for development for all involved.

Check out their website for more information.

Page published: 27 February 2019, 14:01