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.

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

25 Jul - 28 Nov

Makers Market at The District

This dog-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

16 Apr - 31 Dec

Chinatown Melbourne Market

Enjoy hawker-style laneway dining in the heart of Melbourne.

Melbourne's unmissable winter events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.

13 May - 29 Aug

The Winter Village

Discover family-friendly activities, food trucks and bars at this magical winter wonderland.

20 Aug - 21 Aug

Whisky, Spirit and Barrels Pop-Up

A two-day showcase of whiskies, spirits and barrel beer.

21 May - 12 Sep

Igloo Wonderland at The Wharf Hotel

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

30 Oct - 31 Oct

Indian Mela

Warm up with Indian curries and Bollywood dancing at the market.

26 Dec - 23 Dec

Hidden Bars and History Tour

Discover three of the city's best secret drinking dens and explore iconic laneways.

15 Jul - 30 Aug

Euro Pop-up Bar

Melbourne Quarter brings you a magical winter wonderland of Euro-themed, pop-up bars.

12 Aug

Paracombe Wine Dinner

An exploration of vintage and new release wines coupled with Tippler dishes.

21 Aug

Rita Satch

Catch Rita Satch, an unforgettable presence in Australia's neo-soul movement.

6 Aug

Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka is what happens when Melbourne Jazz meets Minneapolis funk.

4 Nov

Oaks Day Cocktail Cruise

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

29 Aug

The Shifty Lizard Beer Experience

Enjoy an expertly guided beer flight with matched food.

29 Apr - 18 Dec

Drinking History Tours

Award-winning experiences of Melbourne’s laneways, history and world-class bar scene.

13 Aug - 29 Oct

Chef Series at Evergreen

A monthly chef series featuring three of Australia’s most renowned culinary artisans.

22 Oct - 23 Oct

Jeff Duff: Bowie Unzipped

Australian rock / pop star Jeff Duff re-interprets the iconic songs of David Bowie.

6 Feb - 28 Dec

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

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

24 Aug

Ging Thai's School of Wok

A Thai cooking masterclass with Ging Thai's chef, On Saengyojanr.

13 Aug - 14 Aug

Karise Eden

Experience Karise Eden - one of the nation's most treasured voices.

10 Sep

Tex Perkins and Matt Walker

A blues swamp-groove kinda thing that's a little reminiscent of Tex's back catalogue.

17 Sep

Off The Leash

An 11-piece excitement machine, playing the R&B/funk/soul repertoire of Tower of Power.

28 Aug

Gin Masterclass with Matched Food

Learn how to identify different gins and their botanicals, and how to mix and match with food.

28 Aug

Grand WaZoo

A soul music extravaganza with the 13 piece Grand WaZoo.

16 Jul - 5 Dec

Street Eats Tour

Wander, explore and taste Melbourne’s street food scene.

20 Aug - 29 Aug

Tea Heaven Experience: Chinese Museum

Immerse yourself in the history, traditions and tastes of Chinese tea.

23 May - 17 Oct

Sunday Dinner Cruise

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

15 Oct

Sarah Maclaine

Sarah Maclaine delights with her eclectic repertoire of jazz, pop and R&B.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Celebrate with dinner and a view of the fireworks on board a river cruise.

What's free and what's open over the Labour Day long weekend

Moomba's back, the sun is out and Melbourne's got a tidy three day weekend on the cards

20 Aug

Russell Morris

Enjoy a night with Australian icon, Russell Morris.

11 Aug

Chancery Lane – Women in Wine Series

Come to Chancery Lane and celebrate female winemakers and women in wine.

1 Oct

Grace Knight

Enjoy a mix of solo material, along with Eurogliders' hits.

24 Jul - 28 Aug

Thai Cooking Masterclass - Pad Thai

Learn to cook Pad Thai like a professional at BangPop restaurant.

15 Apr - 31 Jan

Hidden Bars of Melbourne Walking and Drinking Tour

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

26 Aug

Melbourne Social Club Drinks Night

Meet new people and make new friends at this fun, social event.

10 Oct

I Hart Rum

Melbourne's premier rum-tasting festival is back.

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

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

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20 Aug - 21 Aug

Sarah Todd: The Flavours of India

Culinary extraordinaire Sarah Todd hosts a four-course Indian fusion with paired wines.

4 Jun - 31 Aug

High Cheese

The Westin Melbourne’s iconic iteration of high tea is back, better than ever.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets

The best weekend markets, foodie markets, book markets and more.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne's favourite foodie festival is back to warm you up this winter