Just like that it’s March. And while it’s officially the first month of Autumn, locals know that Melbourne still has plenty more sun-filled days to go. From cars to comedy, wine to Weebtbix (yes, really) St Kilda is buzzing with calendar highlights all month long. Diaries at the ready, here are our top 5 things to do in St Kilda this month.
1. LITTLE PRINCE WINE IS COMING
The final venue to be unveiled in The Prince Hotel’s major refurbishment is Little Prince Wine, St Kilda’s newest boutique wine bar and shop. Located behind Prince Public Bar with an Acland Street address, the new local will be serving hand-picked wines and shared plates with a European flair, including house charcuterie and cheese. A 60-seat venue, with an intimate underground cellar for private functions of up to 20 people, Little Prince Wine will be open daily from late March, catering to both dine-in and takeaway wine lovers.
2. WHAT SO NOT & FRIENDS AT PRINCE BANDROOM
Friday 6th March
He’s generally a festival headliner but is returning to Aus for a super intimate run of club shows, bringing a few mates along for the ride. What So Not hits Prince Bandroom this March. Bringing his signature sound to a smaller room, allowing for full send. Brace yourselves for insanely high energy and home-grown comradery when What So Not & Friends hit town.
3. FORMULA ONE AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
Thursday 12th March – Sunday 15th March
Melbourne’s Formula One Grand Prix is back and revving. Kicking off the second week of March, expect Albert Park and St Kilda to transform in celebration of the iconic event. Grab your one-day, four-day, or weekend pass, then take your pick of Prince Dining Room or Prince Public Bar for pre or post race eats and drinks. For those wanting a break from the crowds, Prince Dining Room’s balcony on level 1 is the perfect vantage point to view the ADF air show – drink in hand.
4. MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Wednesday 25th March – Sunday 19th April
Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed comedy festival is back and it’s big. Spread across dozens of venues, including St Kilda’s The Alex Theatre, Theatre Works, the iconic Palais Theatre, and our own Prince Bandroom, this year will see dozens of International and Australian acts taking the stage. Once you’ve picked a show, all that’s left to decide is pre-show drinks upstairs or down at The Prince.
5. WEETBIX KIDS’ TRYATHLON
Sunday 8th March
One of the foreshore’s most energetic family friendly events, the Sanitarium Weetbix Tryathlon draws thousands of kids to St Kilda, ready and eager to swim, ride, and run. There’s plenty to do in the TRYathlon village post event, with prizes to be won throughout the morning. Once they’re done and almost out of energy, come celebrate at Prince Public Bar with some well-deserved kids menu options for them, and some much-needed wine options for you.
For more information visit the Weetbix Tryathlon website.
For the low-down on more events coming up in our neck of the woods see HERE