Prepare to march right on in to the new month with high hopes and a light jacket as things are looking crisp and cool in Fortitude Valley.
March has everything from wholesome charity events to St Patrick’s Day celebrations in store, with ten standouts from the pack listed below.
St. Patrick’s Day | Various
Top of the month to ya! St Patrick’s Day will be sweeping through the Valley in celebration on 17 March, with fan favourites such as Finn McCool’s and Osbourne Hotel painting the town green. Catch all the parties complete with craic in our dedicated article here.
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Another year, another boozy tour around the Valley! Brewsvegas has teamed up with a number of beer-based Fortitude Valley venues, including the likes of Netherworld and Soapbox, with unique events full of food, brews, music and more throughout. Check out our article here for the word on all things Brewsvegas.
Returning to The Wickham on 10 March is Big Gay Day, one of Australia’s most loved and welcoming festivals. Bring your squad, share the love, and catch up with friends old and new at the biggest, most colourful rainbow event that Brisbane has to offer! Besides an epic performance from The Veronicas, there’ll be plenty of musicians, performers and Pimm’s cups to keep you glowing all night long. Find out more and get tickets here.
International Women’s Day will be in full bloom at Netherworld on 7 March. Bloom is a night dedicated to celebrating female-identifying creatives in the Brisbane region, while also being an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise for meaningful change. Bloom will showcase female-identifying artists’ talents and passion for the arts, so come along and support these talented ladies over a glass of beer! Find out more about this free event here.
Tap into some serious nostalgia at The Brightside on 23 March! Taking Back Saturday DJs will be spinnin' all your fave pop punk and emo tunes until late! Join fellow fans for a night of MMRS, closing the god damn door and marching to The Black Parade. Entry is just $10 on the door, and you can find out more here.
XCARGO's inaugural long lunch supporting Youngcare falls on 29 March. Block out your calendar from 12 noon as your lunch plans are sorted! Delicious catering from head Chef Peter Popow, refreshing beverages for three hours, impressive auctions and raffle prizes are what to expect on the day, as you support Ryan Upton in his quest to trek the Simpson Desert on behalf of Youngcare. See the menu and secure tickets here.
Bringing a positive energy to Brisbane’s playground for entertainment, fashion and hospitality, International Women’s Day is set to be the celebration of the year. On 8 March everyone is welcome to join in the reveling, pairing cocktails and bites from the best of bars and dining, with music from popular female bands in The Lanes, and toast to empowering female entrepreneurs. Live music from 12 noon -1.30pm in each of the laneways (Bakery Lane, Winn Lane and California Lane). Learn more here.
Calling all ginthusiats! On 30 March, Pig ’N’ Whistle will be popping bottles of the world’s most prolific gins, including the likes of Tanqueray, Jinzu and more, with charcuterie boards and competitions galore. Lock down tickets here.
Ever wanted to try hand lettering or watercolour florals? This is the perfect environment for you to start your creative journey, not to mention the beautiful herbal teas that will be served throughout the workshop, at the stunning Botanical Lab, located in the heart of the Fortitude Valley on 23 March. Find out more and get tickets here.
On 20 March, the zoo are celebrating all things rhyme. Rap, limericks or Dr Suess style poems, it's all gravy baby! The zoo are opening their slam to 16 sign up spots and giving you 2 and a half minutes to woo them with your words. Find out more and sign up here.
From March 6-16, POP in to this budding gallery to see Abraham Ambo Garcia explore the ideas of being Filipino. For this exhibition, Garcia uses photography and visual art practices producing an initial body of works that signify leaving and living home.
From 6:30pm on Thursday March 28th, 50+ of Brisbane’s most exciting emerging creative talent across the fields of visual art and photography, fashion, performing art and music, will let unleash their talents upon a packed house at The Met in Fortitude Valley. This blockbuster one night only event will feature a pop-up art gallery, live musical performances and a runway fashion finale that will thrill the audience. For lovers of cutting edge art, fashion, music and performance, this is a must attend event.
See you soon!