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.

28 Feb - 27 Jun

Makers Market at The District

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

13 May - 29 Aug

The Winter Village

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

21 May - 23 May

GABS Festival

GABS is a weekend long craft beer and cider festival.

Melbourne's unmissable blockbuster events

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

13 Mar - 27 Jun

Discover Degraves St on Your City Saturday

A community celebration of Melbourne’s iconic laneway.

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

9 May

Mother's Day Champagne Lunch at the Botanical

Discover the story of the Great Dames of Champagne.

9 May

Mother's Day High Tea at radii

Treat your mother to a quintessential high tea experience.

1 Jun - 5 Jun

Late Night Yum Cha

A lunchtime ritual turns late-night feast.

4 Nov

Oaks Day Cocktail Cruise

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

1 Jun - 3 Jun

The Dinner Party

A bespoke banquet on the dark side of the moon, for RISING.

15 May

Andrew Ramsden Race Day

Good friends and good times go hand-in-hand on Andrew Ramsden Race Day.

26 Dec - 23 Dec

Hidden Bars and History Tour

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

13 May

Henschke Hill of Grace '16 Launch

Come and celebrate the release of the Henschke 'Hill of Grace' 2016 vintage.

29 Apr - 18 Dec

Drinking History Tours

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

Melbourne's best events making a comeback in 2021

Celebrate as Melbourne’s favourite experiences return in 2021

1 Jul - 30 Jun

The Community Grocer Carlton

Carlton fresh produce market, with fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices.

16 Apr - 31 Dec

Chinatown Melbourne Market

Chinatown Melbourne Night Market is back

21 May

Sushi Masterclass and Omakase Dinner

Sushi masterclass followed by omakase dinner and matching premium drinks.

6 Feb - 28 Dec

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

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

9 May

Mother's Day Dinner Cruise

Have the perfect dinner with your mum, whilst cruising along the Yarra.

22 May - 24 Jul

Thai Cooking Masterclass

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

26 May - 6 Jun

Stock Exchange

Big pot. Big broth. Big warm. A new soup on tap every day.

15 May

Good Beer Kitchen

Celebrate Good Beer Week with some of Australia's best brewers.

21 May

Asian Desserts with Jean Silk

Watch an online Asian dessert cooking demonstration.

2 Jun

Truffle Season Launch Dinner

Celebrate the launch of the 2021 truffle season with a special dinner at Taxi Kitchen.

9 May

Mother's Day High Tea at The Westin

Celebrate the special woman in your life and treat mum to high tea at The Westin Melbourne.

4 Jun


Explore First Peoples culinary traditions with Parbin-ata Dr Carolyn Briggs AM.

9 May

Mother's Day Lunch Cruise

Surprise your mum with a three-hour lunch cruise on the Yarra River.

23 May - 17 Oct

Sunday Dinner Cruise

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

15 May - 16 May

International Durian and Food Festival

Hawker Asian street stalls and durians from Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines to enjoy.

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

9 May

Mother's Day Feast at Locanda

Enjoy a special Mother's Day lunch feast.

10 May - 15 May

Not a Drop to Drink, Keg de Souza

Keg de Souza invites you to share a meal addressing food security through water scarcity.

24 Jul

Christmas in July at P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub

Eat and be merry at a Christmas in July Feast at PJ O'Brien's.

22 Apr - 20 May

Euro Summer at Melbourne Quarter

Your free European summer holiday starts now - explore the Mediterranean through Melbourne Quarter.

15 May

The Rooster, The Hen & Their Morning Brews

Enjoy a Good Beer Week breakfast at the Common Man.

19 May

Good Swill Hunting

Taxi Kitchen is hosting a rustic post-hunt themed dinner for Good Beer Week.

20 May

Sushi Masterclass and Izakaya Dinner

Sushi masterclass followed by izakaya-style dining.

15 May - 18 Dec

Queens of the Damned: Pirate Dinner Theatre Experience

All hands on deck for the ultimate dinner and show experience in the Docklands.

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22 May - 23 May

Turkish Pazar – Tastes of Turkey

Celebrate Melbourne's Turkish culture through food and cultural displays.

5 Jun


A sprawling tasting of over 200 natural, organic and minimal intervention wines.

30 May

I Hart Rum

Melbourne's premier rum-tasting festival is back.

9 May

Mother's Day Buffet at Gaylord

Spoil your mum with an all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner buffet meal.