As a foodie town, Melbourne always has a culinary event on the boil. Choose from food festivals, wine tastings, celebrity chef visits and cooking classes.

3 Sep

The Beer Experience: With Hard Road Brewing

Enjoy six craft beers matched to a six-course lunch.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

13 Aug

Private Cellar Lunch: Cabernet vs Merlot

Join sommelier Antony Anderson for this unique back-vintage wine extravaganza.

28 Aug

Chocolate and Wine: Matching with Only Mine Chocolatiers

Join head chef Sigrid de Castella to enjoy truffles matched to wines.

21 May - 21 Sep

Igloo Wonderland at The Wharf Hotel

Cosy up beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights on the banks of the Yarra.

27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event returns in 2022.

8 Oct

Fermented Foods for Good Gut Health

Learn about the benefits of fermented food while making sauerkraut and kimchi.

3 Nov

Oaks Day Cocktail Cruise

Cruise to Flemington in the most enjoyable way on Oaks Day.

22 May - 18 Sep

Sunday Dinner Cruise

A dinner you'll never forget onboard the Spirit of Melbourne.

23 Sep - 31 Oct

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Fall down the rabbit hole at StoryVille.

13 Mar - 27 Nov

Bottomless Brunch Afloat

Enjoy a two-hour bottomless brunch cruise along the Yarra River.

19 Mar - 17 Sep

Romance and Glamour, Migrants and Mavericks.

Explore the history of Italian food on a walk around Melbourne with Dr Tania Cammarano.

10 Sep - 11 Sep

Malaysia Hawker Festival

Enjoy a Malaysian hawker style market, mooncakes and brand new imported durians.

25 Aug

Bonehead & Bakery Hill: Festival of Smoke

Celebrate all things smoky with food, beer, whisky and cocktails.

5 May - 29 Dec

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

This walking tour introduces you to Melbourne's favourite foods, architecture and stories.

8 May - 28 Aug

Botanical Wonderland High Tea

Enjoy an edible botanical inspired High Tea at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

11 Dec

Vegan Market

Held at The Edge and offering vegan, upcycled and ethical products.

13 Aug

William Angliss Institute Open Day

An open day for those with an interest in the foods, hospitality, tourism and events industries.

27 Aug

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

Experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony led by Harumi Oshitani.

7 Jan - 17 Dec

Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

A fascinating guided walking tour of the city's iconic market.

8 Oct

Vegetarian Mediterranean Cooking

Join presenter Arzu Yilmaz and taste something different, simple and healthy.

18 Aug

Makan Restaurant: Esca Khoo and Tasia & Gracia Seger

Esca Khoo and Tasia & Gracia Seger presents a culinary journey through the Indonesian Archipelagos.

10 Aug - 31 Aug

Chocolate Painting Workshops

Painting workshops that will appeal to all senses.

21 Jul - 27 Oct

Tipple and Tints

Learn to paint while sipping on cocktails with guest street artist Bronik.

1 Nov

Melbourne Cup Day Cruise

Cruise to Flemington in the most enjoyable way on Melbourne Cup Day.

16 Nov

The Three Tenors

An amazing, interactive dining experience of opera, food and wine.

10 Sep

Make Your Own Jams and Chutneys

Learn the basics of preserving, starting from scratch.

16 Aug

An Evening of Food and Film with MIFF

See the film Blaze and enjoy a dinner at Cumulus Inc.

1 Oct

Hawthorn Football Club: Best and Fairest Award

Be there as the Peter Crimmins Medal is awarded for 2022.

Shop the City

Shop exclusive offers and discounts at the city’s iconic malls, centres and laneways.

17 Jun - 25 Nov

Carlton Aperitivo Tour

Indulge in the much-loved aperitivo tradition on a tour of Melbourne's 'Little Italy'.

31 Aug

Starward Whisky Supper

Indulge in a three-course dinner with matched Starward whisky.

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

Celebrate Christmas in comfort this year on a three-hour lunch cruise.

22 Oct

Sourdough 101

Everything you need to know to start baking sourdough bread.

3 Mar - 31 Dec

Hidden Bars of Melbourne Walking and Drinking Tour

Discover cocktail bars, repurposed venues, shipping container bars and speakeasies.

29 Apr - 31 Aug

Drinking History Tours

Award-winning experiences of Melbourne’s secret laneways, colourful history and hidden bars.

15 Jun - 19 Oct

Old and Rare Wine Tastings

An exclusive opportunity to sample old and rare wines with a sommelier.

29 Oct

Derby Day Cruise

Cruise to Flemington Racecourse in the most enjoyable and relaxing way on Derby Day.

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10 Sep - 11 Sep

Asian Fun Festival

Showcasing the best of Asian culture with delicious food, games, market stalls and more.

24 Apr - 18 Dec

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

Where to enjoy a white winter in Melbourne

Embrace the chill with warming treats, pop-ups and events worthy of a Northern Hemisphere winter.