The Weekender: March 9 – 11
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 18 (Various times) | Royal Exhibition Building (9 Nicholson St, Carlton)
Bringing together both established and emerging designers, VAMFF is Australia’s largest celebration of fashion, arts and creative endeavors featuring a variety of world-class runway shows.
This week (March 5 – 10) immerse yourself in one of the largest fashion parties in Melbourne. Watch as ‘The Plaza’, located at the Exhbition Town Hall, comes alive before and after runway shows! There’ll be plenty of entertainment and activities for you to see and do including but not limited to:
- Browsing the Priceline Pharmacy Beauty Bar for all your budget beauty needs
- Eating through bento boxes courtesy of Mr Miyagi
- Buying your favourite looks off the runway thanks to VAMFF’s Shop the Runway experience
Gather your friends, enjoy the chance to mingle with Melbourne’s elite and explore creativity in a night out you are sure not to forget.
To purchase tickets and view further information visit VAMFF’s website.
Saturday, March 10 (11.00am to 7.00pm) | Albert Park (21 Graham Street)
Calling all food lovers, especially those with an unfulfilled sweet tooth to Albert Park this weekend! The 2018 Donut Fest on the Green, held at Gasworks Art Park has returned to Melbourne for its third year.
With an impressive lineup of more than 30 sweets, donuts, and savory food ready to serve with sets of live music for your enjoyment, there is plenty to keep you entertained even a temporary tattoo parlor.
More fun stuff awaits your arrival so get your Instagram ready for a sweet day. Entry is a gold coin donation and makes sure to bring your picnic blanket.
For further information on the lineup and prices, visit their website.
Doncaster Food Truck Carnival
Friday, March 9 – Monday, March 12 (Various Times) | Ruffey Lake Park (99 Victoria St, Doncaster East)
Perfect for all ages, the Doncaster Food Truck Carnival is a totally free event offering up all food, music, games, and amusement rides you can possibly imagine.
With more than 30 food trucks ready for your tasting including varieties of Indian, Chinese, Spanish, Greek and a lot more, make sure to bring your best appetite. And don’t worry, there will be plenty of trucks offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free deliciousness.
There will also be live entertainment ready for your viewing and with plenty of seating and drinks available, there is nothing stopping you from settling in for a night under the stars.
Entry is absolutely free, pet and children friendly and accessible by public transport.
More information is available on their Facebook event.
Twilight Mini Golf
Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11 (Various times) | Boneo Maze (695 Limestone Rd, Fingal)
It’s par-tee time down at Boneo Maze this Labour Day weekend with Twilight Mini Golf making its annual comeback.
Suitable for all ages, the course includes 18 challenging holes surrounded in native flora and fauna. For an extra charge, you can also enjoy the beautiful ‘Light Walk’, filled with lanterns and light installations perfect for photos.
Delighting all senses, you can also stop by the cafe for a break or dinner with local wines and beers available. There is also plenty of space surrounding picnics if that is more your style. So gather some friends or your family for a great night out of fun competition amidst the trees.
For more information and ticketing details visit their website.