Autumn is a strange time of the year. It’s not too hot and not too cold. It’s actually pretty good, to be honest. There’s a lot that can be done around your local city, or in this instance, Melbourne as the weather is still OK enough that you can do both indoor and outdoor activities.
When is Autumn in Australia?
Australia being far from many other places has totally different seasons to most other western countries. We have our autumn season during March, April, May each year. We call it Autumn and not Fall.
Check out a gig at your local venue
Bands stop for no one. There will be band gigs all over Australia any time of the year, but in 2021, supporting your local music scene is now more important than ever, with many venues closing all over the country, it’s never been more important to support local music!
Even international artist touring has been affected due to quarantine rules between different countries and states. A local gig is a great way to support local business and local artists.
Check out the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Every year this is March, and this year it is Saturday the 6th of March. The most famous part of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is its street parade which is a “spectacular celebration of pride, protest, passion and diversity.” This year it will be inside the Sydney Cricket Ground. This will be a great tribute to Australia’s LGBTIQA+ Community.
Celebrate Mother’s Day
In Australia, Mother’s Day is in May, and this year it will be on the 9th of May and it is always a Sunday. You should do something nice with your mum. If you don’t have a mum available, another mother in your life, such as your partner will also do. Take them out for brunch at a local cafe or make them breakfast in bed. If you have kids, you can make them do all the work.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day
Let’s get pissed and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, the famous Irish tradition. This falls on the 17th of March and is very popular in Australia. You can go to pretty much any place that serves alcohol and they’ll have some kind of beer special going. You can have a lot of fun at these events, even if you’re not Irish and have never been there. It’s a very open event for all to enjoy. At least, as long as you’re over 18, the legal drinking age.
Melbourne Comedy Festival
Take a while to loosen up, as well as have an excellent laugh, getting away right into the world of funny. The Melbourne International Comedy Celebration requires a series of programs as well as acts that will have you giggling all night long. Showcasing international and also Australian comics, you will see a selection of humour and also wit throughout the celebration.
Go for a ride on your bike, walk your dog or go for a jog. There’s going to be lots of beautiful autumns leaves to check out. Jumping into piles of leaves or puddles is always a lot of fun and it doesn’t cost a cent! just make sure you don’t get too dirty or your dry cleaning might be expensive!
More things to do in Autumn
There will always be different things to do at various attractions like zoos, movie theatres, museums, art galleries and there’s always going to be lots of places to go and dine out. You should go and do as much as you can to support local businesses and tourist spots. But be careful of catching the ‘rona.