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.

13 Nov - 14 Nov

Indian Mela

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

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.

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.

24 Dec - 25 Dec

Christmas at The Windsor

Enjoy a traditional Christmas at The Windsor, the city's most majestic Grand Hotel.

6 Nov

Bests Wines and the Wine Matchmaker

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

15 Jan

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.

18 Aug - 19 Jan

Old and Rare Wines

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

6 Feb - 28 Dec

Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour

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

18 Oct - 14 Nov

Melbourne World Rice Festival

An online festival of some of the world's great rice cultures.

5 Dec

Gin Masterclass with Matched Food

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

16 Jul - 5 Dec

Street Eats Tour

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

31 Dec

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

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

10 Nov - 5 Dec

Higher Order: An Immersive Dining Experience

Featuring a tasting menu by Scott Pickett, fused with art.

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

28 Oct - 31 Oct

Sky Tea on Adelphi Rooftop

Enjoy free-flowing Veuve Clicquot by the pool, and a sweet and savoury high tea.

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.

30 Oct

Bottomless Brunch

Enjoy a one-off brunch at Boho South Wharf.

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.

Everything you can do right now to rediscover Melbourne

Reignite your passion for the city with these action-packed guides.

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.

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.

18 Jul - 31 Dec

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover wares by local makers and artisans at this weekly market.