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.

27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

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

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.

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.

4 Nov

Oaks Day Cocktail Cruise

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

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.

23 Oct

The Shifty Lizard Beer Experience

Enjoy an expertly guided beer flight with matched food.

6 Feb - 28 Dec

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

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

16 Jul - 5 Dec

Street Eats Tour

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

23 May - 17 Oct

Sunday Dinner Cruise

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

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

Melbourne's unmissable winter events

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

31 Dec

New Years Eve at BangPop

Enjoy a delicious sharing feast at BangPop this New Year's Eve.

16 Oct

Gin Masterclass with Matched Food

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

17 Oct

Bests Wines and the Wine Matchmaker

Enjoy a guided tasting event with Graeme Hogan from Bests Wines.

15 Apr - 31 Jan

Hidden Bars of Melbourne Walking and Drinking Tour

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

25 Dec

Journey to Thailand Christmas Day Lunch

Take your tastebuds on a trip to Thailand this Christmas Day.

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

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

25 Dec

Christmas Lunch by the Yarra at Meat Market

Enjoy a traditional three-course lunch with all the trimmings.

13 Feb - 4 Dec

Masala Trails Melbourne

Explore Indian food, learn about spices and regions and delight your palette on this walking tour.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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

17 Jul - 20 Dec

Foodies Bucket List Tour

Tour Melbourne's foodie hot spots in Melbourne's iconic laneways.

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The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets

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

15 Dec - 17 Dec

Rialto Christmas Creators Market

Get in the festive spirit and shop for gifts by local makers and producers.

Tea and coffee

Find out where to buy freshly roasted coffee beans, quality tea and home brewing equipment.


Gelato, sorbet or ice-cream – find your favourite flavour at one the city's many ice-cream stores.