Melb Food Fests and Events Final


Melbourne’s food festivals and events have exploded in recent times due to our thriving coffee and food culture. Cafés open (and sometimes close) at a rate too hard to keep up with. There are endless food crazes – first macarons/macaroons, then cronuts, smashed avo (not disappearing anytime soon), anything and everything with Nutella, and so on. So, it’s safe to say that if you’re a foodie living in Australia, Melbourne is the city for you. With a growing number of food festivals and events sprouting from Melbourne’s obsession with food, I’ve filtered a list of some of the best for you.

This list will be updated regularly, however if there is a Melbourne food festival or event that I’ve missed or should add, please feel free to get in touch at:

Buon Appetito!

JC x

P.s – As of April 2017, events outside of Melbourne will also feature.

P.p.s – For conscious cafes, as well as initiatives, make sure you check out our new food guide: Melbourne for Conscious Foodies. It’s a thoughtful gift for Melbournians, or travellers visiting Melbourne.


Melbourne for Conscious Foodies



Melbourne Farmers Markets – Saturdays

Hank Marvin Market – Saturdays

Preston Food Truck Park – Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays


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(View our full Christmas Markets Guide here.)

Taste of Melbourne Festival – November 30th – December 3rd, 2017 (cancelled due to severe weather warnings)

Kris Kringle Night Market – November 30th – December 21st, 2017

St Kilda Twilight Market – Every Thursday evening from November 30th 2017 – Summer’s end 2018

Queen Victoria Market Night Market – November 15th 2017 – April 11th, 2018

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival – December 2nd, 2017 (postponed until early January due to severe weather forecasts)

Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar 2017 – December 2nd – 3rd, 2017

Decisive Cravings Cooking Class & Lunch – December 3rd, 2017

Kris Kringle Night Market – December 7th – December 21st, 2017

Sister’s Market – December 8 – 9th, 2017

French Christmas Market – December 9th – 10th, 2017


>>Would you like to see your event or food festival on this list? Please email: for further information.