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.

24 Jul

National Tequila Day Grazing with La Cofradia

Experience four top-shelf tequilas matched with gourmet Mexican canapés.

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The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

8 Jul - 29 Jul

European Night Market

After a two-year hiatus, the European Night Markets are back and bigger than ever!

13 Aug

Private Cellar Lunch: Cabernet vs Merlot

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

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.

20 Jul - 7 Dec

The Three Tenors

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

27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

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

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.

13 Mar - 27 Nov

Bottomless Brunch Afloat

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

16 Jul

Private Cellar Lunch: Aged Semillon

Join sommelier Antony Anderson to sample Hunter and Barossa Valley wines.

30 Apr - 30 Jul

Tequila Masterclass

Become a tequila and agave connoisseur.

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.

1 Jul - 2 Jul

IWA 5 Dinner with Richard Geoffroy

Enjoy an intimate omakase and sake dinner with Richard Geoffroy.

5 May - 29 Dec

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

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

6 Jul - 31 Jul

Tinseltown: Xmas In July

It's getting chilly down under which means Christmas in July is coming.

16 Jul - 17 Jul

Indian Festival

Enjoy warming cuisine and high-energy performances undercover in the market's iconic sheds.

8 May - 28 Aug

Botanical Wonderland High Tea

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

9 Jul

So Frenchy So Chic: Bastille Day Soiree

Join under the giant mirror ball for music, dancing, food and drinks.

7 Jan - 17 Dec

Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

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

15 Jun - 21 Sep

Old and Rare Wine Tastings

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

2 Jul

Private Cellar Lunch: Shiraz Retrospective

Join sommelier Antony Anderson for this back-vintage shiraz tasting.

8 Jul - 10 Jul

World Food Championships

An expo offering three days of food competitions, plus food and drink treats to sample.

1 Nov

Melbourne Cup Day Cruise

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

9 Jul

Mythical Feast: Atalanta

Experience Greek myths just like the ancients did in this unique gastronomic experience.

23 Jul

Blobfish Beer Festival

Featuring a curated line up of unique and not-to-be missed sour, funky and wild brews.

Shop the City

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

8 Jul - 10 Jul

Cake Bake and Sweets Show

The ultimate event for baking and cake decorating enthusiasts, foodies and families.

3 Jul

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

Experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony led by Harumi Oshitani.

9 Jun - 1 Sep

Tipple and Tints

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

17 Jun - 25 Nov

Carlton Aperitivo Tour

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

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

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

3 Jul

Rum Diddly-Rum-Dum: Aged Rum Tasting

Join sommelier Antony Anderson to learn why aged rums are so very special.

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.

29 Oct

Derby Day Cruise

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

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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.

15 Jul

Sustainable Shopping Tour

Celebrate Plastic-Free July on a guided walk through Queen Vic Market.

8 Jul - 10 Jul

The Finders Keepers

A multi-day market with independent makers, designers, foodies, and a bar.