March Events

Sunday High Tea at Marybrooke Manor

Fri 1st March  until Sun 31st March , 1-4pm every Sunday - bookings essential

High Tea can be enjoyed every Sunday afternoon at the historic Marybrooke Manor. Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and hens days or just to spoil yourself. Our delightful menu consists of unlimited Manor made scones with chantilly cream and jam, assorted savoury and sweet selections and a selection of Madame Flavour teas and brewed coffee. Seatings available in the Sherbrooke Room between 1pm and 4pm. Price $40 per person. Children under 12 years are half price. Bookings are essential. Please call (03) 9755 2755.

Marybrooke, 10 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

$40 per person including unlimited scones!

Mid Week Happy Hour at Dudleys

Fri 1st March  until Sun 31st March , 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Monday to Friday Happy Hour 4.30pm to 6.30pm. $8 pints. $30 Dips plate with any pint, stubby or glass of sparkling or 150ml wine. Yes any drink.... save up to $10.

540 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda

$8 pints!

Wine Tasting at Olinda Cellars

Fri 1st March  until Sun 31st March , 5pm - 8pm

Join us EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT for free wine tasting where we explore new wines, new vintages and sometimes golden oldies. With a reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest boutique wine specialists, we offer sensational wines from all over Australia, with a great collection of hard to find vintage wines, boutique local beers and Australian Spirits.

Shop 7/540 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

Wines are selected weekly so call 9751 0999 for details of wines available for tasting.

The Gully Market

Fri 1st March  until Sun 31st March , Saturday 8am-3pm Sunday 9am-3pm

The Gully Market is a long established market that runs every Saturday and Sunday in the carpark of the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station. Drop in on the way up (or the way down) the mountain and stretch your legs as the Gully Market has lots of craft stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and home made goods.

Upper Ferntree Gully Railway Station

Enquiries: 0417 599 466

Cloudehill Festival of Flowers

Sat 2nd March  until Sun 3rd March , 9am - 5pm

Surround yourself with beautiful blooms and garden knowledge at Cloudehill's Festival of Flowers. The spectacular hot and cool summer flowering borders take centre-stage at the festival. Join free garden tours with Cloudehill's creator Jeremy Francis, take a free mini-workshop (there are six a day) or buy yourself a ticket to the special “Floral arranging with garden flowers” workshop, where every participant designs and takes home their own bouquet.

Cloudehill Gardens, 89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Diggers Club Members and children under 16 FREE, Visitors $10

Kallista Community Market

Sat 2nd March , 9am - 1pm

Kallista is a vibrant outdoor country market with handmade and home crafted goods including jewellery, plants, wood crafts, soap, clothing, delicious food and so much more.

Village Green, Church St, Kallista

Rotary Club of Lilydale’s Craft and Produce Market

Sun 3rd March , 8am - 1pm

A farm fresh produce and craft market next to Lillydale Lake with over 50 stalls with a variety of fresh foods, easy access and car parking. You'll find a range of local crafts, fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits and berries, butchers with beef, pork and small good products, processed foods – jams, chutneys, sauces, soups and pasta lines, bakery products – breads, croissants, cakes, tarts & muffins and more... and baby farm animals and a jumping castle for young children to enjoy.

Bellbird Park, Swansea Rd, Lilydale

Riley Lee - Traditional and Modern Music of the Shakuhachi

Sat 9th March , 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Cloudehill is privileged to present Riley Lee, a Twilight recital in the Cloudehill Green Theatre. Enjoy traditional and modern music of the Shakuhachi by a master of this instrument. Also featuring Lindsay Dugan (Shakuhachi).

Cloudehill Garden Twilight Series - 89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Adults $45 Children $35 (under 16)

Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Sun 10th March , 9 am - 2 pm

A place to find all things grown and made with love : A dream come true : A dream to foster community, abundance, joy and creativity. You'll discover a collection of Melbourne's finest Artists and Makers. Discover original and bespoke design pieces alongside some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer with live music courtesy of our very talented onsite buskers, bouncy castle and facepainting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Hayes Car Park/Blacksmiths Way, Belgrave

Free Entry

Herb & Chilli Festival

Sat 16th March  until Sun 17th March , 10am - 5pm

The Herb & Chilli Festival celebrates herbs and chillies in our day-to-day lives, and how the flavours benefits and the uses in Australian food & wine. Visitors will have the chance to see a huge range of chilli plants and fruit, over 300 different herbs and be able to sample a range of food using different fresh herbs and chillies. Cooking demonstrations will show you how to incorporate them into your dishes. For those with kids we have the Kids Fun Zone which is all free.

125 Quayle Road, Wandin

Adults $24; Concession/Students $18; Children under 14 FREE; Family (2 adults, 2 under 18s) $65.

Montrose Craft Market

Sat 16th March , 9am - 1.30pm

Situated at the base of the mountain on the way to Lilydale the Montrose Market has a variety of craft and fresh produce stalls. Drop in on the way out to the Yarra Valley.

Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose

Enquiries: 9728 1703

Emerald Craft and Produce Market

Sun 17th March , 9am - 3pm

The Emerald Market is vibrant and colourful featuring locally made products and home grown produce right in the centre of town. Visitors can expect a variety of goods including preserves, cakes, hot food stalls, local specialties, vegetables and plants, jewellery, clothing, food, lifestyle products and massage. Our market is plastic bag free, so don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Cnr Kilvington Drive & Main St, Emerald

Enquiries: 0419 345 750

OLINDA CELLARS WINE DINNER A Taste of the Mediterreanean

Fri 22nd March , 7.30pm - 11.30pm

3 courses, 9 amazing wines. Our first wine dinner for 2019 is going to be a beauty as we explore the tastes of the Mediterranean highlighting sensational Red wines from both abroad and our home shores. All wines or exceptional quality, some quite rare, some very expensive all expertly matched with the sumptuous food from Copperfields. Bookings essential on 9751 0999.

Copperfields Restaurant, 543 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

$135 per person

64th Kalorama Vintage Car Rally

Sun 24th March , From 10am

The Kalorama Rally is a vintage car event held each year at the Kalorama community oval. See some fantastic vintage cars including the Austin Seven, the motor for the million 1922-1939. There will be a mystery motoring tour, food and music. A great day out for all the family.

Kalorama Recreation Reserve, Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama

Entry $10. Under 16 free. Programs $2

Gembrook Market

Sun 24th March , 9am - 2pm

Promoting sustainable living, many of the 90+ stall holders are artisans and craftspeople who have created unique items from recycled materials. Purchase home grown produce including some wonderful gourmet foods. We have a 'garage sale site' and if occupied on the day you visit, who knows what bargain you may find! A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.

Gembrook Community Centre, Gembrook-Pakenham Rd, Gembrook

Wild Foods Dinner at Oakridge Wines

Sat 30th March , 6.30pm

Join us at Oakridge as we welcome permaculture experts Kirsten and Nick from Milkwood for a very special dinner event, celebrating our joint passion for wild foods, fermentation and seaweed and their new book Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth living. The night will also feature a lively discussion on the evolution of wild foods in Australia, sustainable farming and how to find a little piece of wilderness no matter where you are. Enjoy a four-course feast of locally foraged wild foods, $140 per person including beverages or $180 per person including beverages and a signed copy of Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth living’! To make a booking please contact us on (03) 9738 9900.

Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream

$140 or $180 per person including beverages

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios 2019

Sat 30th March  until Sun 31st March , 10am - 5pm

Now celebrating its 16th year, Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is an annual weekend event that invites you into the hidden creative spaces to meet, greet, and learn from the extraordinary artists living in the hills. This year there are 6 studios in the Kalorama/Mt Dandenong area, including a knife maker, a botanical illustrator, and a pair of metal sculpture artists. Let your curiosity guide you!

Various Studios throughout the Dandenong Ranges


Belgrave Vintage, Classic and Custom Car Show

Sun 31st March , 9am - 4pm

Bring your car or just yourselves. Enjoy a spectacular range of vintage, classic and custom cars, food, face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle and more. Fun for all the family and especially car enthusiasts.

Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve, Cnr Hilton & Clarkmont, Ferny Creek

Adults $5 Children Free (Show Cars $15)