Can’t-Miss Festivals to Attend in March

by Holly Riddle

Mar 11, 2019

In eastern Poland, Lublin hosts plenty of festivals and fairs year-round. Its historic marketplace dates to the sixth century and its location ensured plenty of military action over the years, protecting its borders against invaders from the east. Influences from Eastern Europe and invading countries are easily spotted in the architecture. © Nadiia Gerbish |

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Looking for something fun to do and see this March? Try one of these can’t-miss festivals around the world.



Oktoberfest isn’t the only big beer fest in Munich. You can also attend Starkbierfest, March 15–April 7. The name means “strong beer” and that’s exactly what you’ll find here. You can expect plenty of beer, food, music and more. It’s the classic beer fest vibe, without the crowds of Oktoberfest.


Carnival Rio de Janeiro

Rio holds arguably the largest and best Carnival festival each year. While this year’s festivities are over, plan for the dancing, parades, extravagant costumes and loads of fun next year.


Bali Spirit Festival

For all things yoga, dance and music, all in an exotic atmosphere, head to Bali for the Bali Spirit Festival, March 24–31. Attend workshops and sessions on yoga, meditation, dance, martial arts, sound healing, breath work and more. Musicians come from all over the world and represent genres ranging greatly, from blues to chill rave, soul to tribal electronic.


Moomba Waterfest

In Australia, Moomba Waterfest is one of Melbourne’s longest-running community festivals. It attracts hundreds of thousands of guests with its free activities, March 11–14. Don’t miss the parade, water ski competition and carnival rides.

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