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Best Food Festivals in Melbourne

Melbourne is most celebrated for its love for food, wine and lifestyle! This is one of the reasons why food festivals, wine & beer festivals, cultural events and similar events attract huge flocks of enthusiasts making it to such events in Melbourne and Victoria 2016. There’s always some food festival or food & cultural event taking stage across Melbourne. Our team at WhatsBest.com.au try our best to make it to all possible such events and each time we enjoy it even more!

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List of the Best Food Festivals in Melbourne

Trust us! Every month there is at least one happening food festival waiting to take the stage in Melbourne, so Stay tuned for our frequently updated events and the best food festivals.

Lonsdale Street Greek Festival Melbourne 2017

Lonsdale Street Greek Festival Melbourne 2017

25th & 26th February 2017: The Lonsdale street Greek Festival 2016 is Melbourne's biggest street party celebrating the Greek culture and community in Melbourne, Australia. The weekend brings together Greek culture, Greek food, Greek music and activities with some classic touch of history right in the heart of the city at the Lonsdale street. [Click here to read more...]
Indian Street Food Festival Melbourne

Indian Street Food Festival Melbourne

17th Feb - 19th February 2017 Love Indian food? well, theres some good news this February! An awesome Indian street food festival is hosted at Melbourne by the Food Truck Park rom 17th Feb - 19th Feb 2017 in Melbourne, Victoria. For more details, visit their official Facebook page or website. Below are some info we could get on the event.[Click here to read more...]
Vegan Day Out Fitzroy 2016

Vegan Day Out Fitzroy 2016

17th September 2016: This event aims to encourage people to go vegan and say no to animal cruelty in all forms. On 17th and 18th of September, all the local cafes and businesses in the destination will be focusing on serving vegan themed specials. There are lots of varieties on offer here, including deals on meals, two for ones, food samplings, free coffees, freshly discounted vegan [Click here to read more...]
Fine Food Australia Trade Show Melbourne 2016

Fine Food Australia Trade Show Melbourne 2016

12 - 15 September 2016: The Fine Food Australia Trade Show is all about food and trade. It is the country’s largest trade exhibition for hospitality, food service, and the retail industries. This show will feature lots of brands new and innovative products from Australia and around 45 other nations worldwide. There will be live demonstrations masterclasses as well as industry-recogni[Click here to read more...]
Jamaican Food and Music Festival 2016

Jamaican Food and Music Festival 2016

6th November 2016: The Jamaican Food and Music Festival is a treat for all the foodies out there who also happen to love Jamaican Music. This festival will feature four stages and will be delivering a world class musical experience with a fantastic line up of reggae, dancehall, ska, roots and dub music which will go on for eight hours and performed by a talented pool of artists. The [Click here to read more...]
Cake Bake and Sweets Show Melbourne 2016

Cake Bake and Sweets Show Melbourne 2016

21 - 23rd October: If you have an insatiable sweet tooth and would like to indulge yourself in a three-day gastronomic revelry, then cake bake and sweets show is the place you need to be in Australia. This action packed event will cover everything related to baking pastries and making desserts so that families can have the best experience of their lifetime. Attend interactive workshop[Click here to read more...]
Sweet Tooth Food Truck Festival Melbourne

Sweet Tooth Food Truck Festival Melbourne

July 29th to July 31st: The Sweet Tooth Truck Festival is a treat for all sweet lovers throughout Melbourne. In this festival, you can expect to have all kinds of sweets that you can imagine from chocolates, ice creams, churros, crepes, waffles, vegan baked goods and pretty much all of your sweet fantasies. Everything in one place. The best in Melbourne Dessert Food Trucks is coming toge[Click here to read more...]
Bollywood Food Truck Festival Melbourne

Bollywood Food Truck Festival Melbourne

22nd - 24th July: Bollywood is coming to Preston this July and brings with it the best in Indian Street Fare having the spiciest and most uniquely flavoured food that you can find in all of Melbourne. And that’s not all, the colour and glamour of Bollywood are also coming to the suburbs with Indian dancers, musicians and many popular Bollywood flicks playing on the big screen all weekend[Click here to read more...]
Australian Drinks Festival Melbourne 2016

Australian Drinks Festival Melbourne 2016

16th & 19th July 2016: The Australian Drinks Festival, which was formerly known as The Top Shelf, is a unique and distinctive festival that combines cocktails, pop-up bars, and sampling of premium wines, spirits and beers free of cost. In addition to all of that, there is food and loads of entertainment. Distilleries, Breweries and Winemakers from all over the country will be present[Click here to read more...]
Melbourne Tea Festival 2016

Melbourne Tea Festival 2016

29th May 2016: The Melbourne Tea Festival to be held on 29th May, 2016 (Sunday) promises to be a treat for all the tea enthusiasts out there. This festival is a celebration of specialty loose leaf tea. Walk through the tea market to discover the best artisanal teas all over the globe. You could also grab a bite from the food truck or sit down and have a relaxing cup of tea at the brewing[Click here to read more...]
Eat Street Melbourne 2016

Eat Street Melbourne 2016

24th May 2016: This is for all the foodies out there. Eat Street Melbourne is back again this year for the 2016 edition to be held on 24th May, 2016 (Tuesday). Eat Street 2016 is going to take you on a pleasurable journey into a world of food and beverages. This event brings together over 50 of the top chefs in Melbourne and the finest wine and beverage companies from all over Australia.[Click here to read more...]
Indonesian Satay Festival 2016

Indonesian Satay Festival 2016

8th May 2016: On the joyous occasion of Mother’s Day, come along with your family and friends to the Indonesian Satay Festival 2016 to experience the best of Indonesian culinary delights and culture. This is a very special event that you can attend on 8 May 2016 at Whitehorse Road, box Hill, Victoria. There will be many activities going on like onstage music and entertainment, traditi[Click here to read more...]
Truffle Festival  Prahran Market

Truffle Festival Prahran Market

17-19 June 2016: After the highly successful first year, Praharan Market is once again proud to host the Truffle Festival of 2016. This event is set to host more than 25,000 visitors over the weekend and feature live demonstrations from brewers, winemakers, chefs, and many others. Entry is completely free in market hours and you can experience live entertainment throughout the weekend[Click here to read more...]
Wicked Chocolate festival Prahran market 2016

Wicked Chocolate festival Prahran market 2016

7th May 2016: Treat your family to a new experience on May 7 as the Wicked Chocolate Festival, to be held at Praharan Market will offer in the delicacies that fuel many fantasies of chocolate lovers. This isn’t Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory; it’s even better as the will be wholesome family entertainment based on just chocolates. Free chocolate cooking demos to free testing, you get [Click here to read more...]
Wine and Chocolate Festival Melbourne 2016

Wine and Chocolate Festival Melbourne 2016

30th April 2016: What's better than chocolate and wine? Probably nothing, because this combination goes unmatched related to aristocracy and class. Experience the best of these two  at the Wine and Chocolate Festival 2016, which aims to bring together connoisseurs to indulge in this fine food festival. Do head to the Seaworks Maritime Precinct on 30th April to sample high quality locally[Click here to read more...]
Frankston Japanese Festival 2016

Frankston Japanese Festival 2016

17th April 2016: If you are interested in knowing Japanese culture, then this is the festival you have to attend as Frankston City Council and the Susono Friendship Association are celebrating their 30-year relationship with 'Sister city' Susono. Entertain yourself through martial art displays, Taiko drumming, and participate in Japanese tea ceremony and witness flying Japanese style kit[Click here to read more...]
The Wine and Cheese Fest Melbourne 2016

The Wine and Cheese Fest Melbourne 2016

10th April 2016: Following the great success of the 2014 and 2015 spring events at Seaworks in Williamstown, The Wine and Cheese Fest is moving to the Meat Market heritage building in North Melbourne with new autumn outlook. Showcasing 40+ exhibitors, live entertainment, jazz band, DJ, Grape Stomp Comp, Kids Zone, amazing heritage ambient and setting, this event has something for everyon[Click here to read more...]
Asian Street Food Weekend Melbourne

Asian Street Food Weekend Melbourne

April 8th - 10th 2016: Love spicy food and the warmth of the Oriental hospitality? Then you need to be on 518 high Street Preston to experience the mouthwatering delicacies of Asian Street Food Weekend. It is being organised by the Food Truck Park and features a variety of Asian culinary delights that you can taste exclusively at this event. Bring your foodie family and friends to take p[Click here to read more...]
Dandenong Word Fare Food Festival 2016

Dandenong Word Fare Food Festival 2016

13th March 2016: The awesome Dandenong Market is undoubtedly one of the best and most popular markets in Melbourne! On 13th March, as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, it transforms into a pop-up food bazaar showcasing an amazing collection of delicious multicultural cuisine and street food. The market will set stage for 25 food vendors outside and 15 inside the market, mak[Click here to read more...]
International Street Food Festival Melbourne 2016

International Street Food Festival Melbourne 2016

19th - 20th March 2016: This is going to be one of Melbourne's hottest food festivals this year! The Melbourne International Street Food festival is totally a fun and family event around culinary delights of awesome street food. The event will cater food from different cuisines and also bring to you music, entertainments, street performances, market stalls and much more! We highly rec[Click here to read more...]
Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2016

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2016

17th - 19th March 2016: Now in its fifth year, MICE is known throughout the Asia Pacific as the largest and most exciting dedicated coffee event. Almost 10,000 café owners, roasters, baristas, equipment manufacturers, service providers and more flock to this event annually, in what has become the must-attend event for the industry. [Click here to read more...]
Melbourne Cake Expo 2016

Melbourne Cake Expo 2016

19th & 20th March: This March on 19th and 20th Melbourne will be taken for a ride of tasty surprises with the Cake Expo 2016 taking the stage at Melbourne showground. The event showcases exhibits and demonstrations by popular local and visiting celebrated expert cake makers. The event would be great fun for cake, baking and food enthusiasts! The event offers to show you the la[Click here to read more...]
Lilydale Lakeside Community Festival 2016

Lilydale Lakeside Community Festival 2016

13th March 2016: Let’s celebrate our community! At Box Hill Institute we’re excited that we’re now open in Lilydale. Join us at the FREE Lilydale Lakeside Community Festival on Sunday 13 March. It’s an event for all ages.   Do something fun this long weekend. Come up the hill to the reopened Lilydale Lakeside Campus on Jarlo Drive from 10.30am - 5.00pm Sunday 13 March. Find out more h[Click here to read more...]
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

March 4 – 13 2016: This year the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back with a bang! The popular food and wine festival celebrates its 24th year in a row this year. This prestigious event gives you a glimpse  of Australia's finest wine and vast cuisine. Enjoy some great Australian delicacies either at a themed fine restaurant in the city or anywhere in the city's beautiful lane ways. T[Click here to read more...]
Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2016

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016: Yet another awesome cultural festival back in Melbourne early this year - the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival. The festival is expected to take stage at the Federation Square to bring you the best of Japans Culture, food, entertainment and more. The event is scheduled on Sunday the 28th of February from 12pm to 6pm in the evening. The event is package[Click here to read more...]
Luna Park Chinese New Year Festival 2016

Luna Park Chinese New Year Festival 2016

20th Feb 2016 & 21st Feb 2016: Luna Park Melbourne is celebrating the Chinese New Year festival over two days and this year it is the "Year of the Red Fire Monkey". It is sure going to be colourful, fun and family friendly at the already entertaining location of Luna Park. The event at Luna Park Melbourne kicks off in the last week of the Chinese New Year on the 20th and 21st of F[Click here to read more...]
Melbourne Latin Summer Festival 2016

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival 2016

January 9th 2015:  The Melbourne Latin Summer Festival is coming soon to the beautiful city this new year! The Latin summer festival is a FREE Event featuring art, culture, entertainment and much more all from Latin America. The event is staged at one of the most accessible and iconic locations of Melbourne - the Federation Square. There will be lot of Latin food, entertainment, music an[Click here to read more...]
Taste of Melbourne Food Festival 2015

Taste of Melbourne Food Festival 2015

12 - 15 November 2015: The Taste of Melbourne 2015 - one of the biggest and most popular  food festivals is back again this year! The even staged at the beautiful lakeside view of Albert park invites everyone to join the culinary festival amidst food, music, wine, and live performances. Tickets start from $25 and we highly recommend booking online early. The family friendly event cele[Click here to read more...]
Melbourne French Festival 2015

Melbourne French Festival 2015

November 20, 21, 22nd 2015: Some exciting news for Melbourne event lovers this November! The 6th annual Paris to Provence French Festival Melbourne is back again! The culture, food and art festival event celebrates the authentic French market village experience right in the heart of Melbourne at South Yarra! The event staged at the National Trust property of Como House & Garden will [Click here to read more...]
Wyndham Holi Festival Melbourne 2016

Wyndham Holi Festival Melbourne 2016

Saturday, 26th March 2016: We VCA, Victorian Cultural Association Inc have organised "Wyndham Holi" a cultural event in Melbourne West. We are not-for-profit organisation and this event is the first largest COMMUNITY FREE ENTRY Holi Event in the West and supported by many communities. On behalf of the Wider Ethnic Community, VCA (Victorian Cultural Association Inc) would like to invite [Click here to read more...]
Malaysia Street Food Festival Melbourne 2015

Malaysia Street Food Festival Melbourne 2015

11th October 2015: The Malaysia Street Food Festival comes back to the iconic Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne! The 11th of October 2015, Melbourne celebrates the ever popular Malaysia Street Festival 2015. The eventful cultural festival is to host a number of Melbourne's best Malaysian restaurants and culinary magicians. The highlights would be authentic Malay cuisine food, sweets, sa[Click here to read more...]
Wyndham Food Truck Festival Melbourne 2015

Wyndham Food Truck Festival Melbourne 2015

28th – 29th Nov 2015 The Wyndham Food Truck Festival in Melbourne is planned to be staged on 28th – 29th Nov 2015 at the President Park at Wyndham Vale, Victoria. The event is Free entry if you register online and if you choose to buy ticket from the venue, its $5. It is a full day family event inviting all families from across Melbourne to join the fun, food, events, rides and performa[Click here to read more...]
Singapura Market Carnival Melbourne 2015

Singapura Market Carnival Melbourne 2015

5th September 2015: Singapura is a full day community event and festival market organised by the Singaporeans of Victoria Community (SOV). The main aim of the festival is to celebrate 50 years of independence of Singapore and the cultural promotion of the diverse community in Victoria.  Enjoy Singaporean street food, cultural and heritage exhibits, cooking demonstrations, cultural perfor[Click here to read more...]
Onam Festival Celebrations Melbourne 2016

Onam Festival Celebrations Melbourne 2016

Onam is one of the most popular festivals in India, especially South India. The secular festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India to mark the commemoration of the homecoming of the popular and loved mythical king Mahabali. The festival is celebrated with great vegetarian Kerala cuisine food, flowers, colors and beautifully complemented authentic Kerala attire. Keralites and I[Click here to read more...]
GABS 2015 Beer Festilval Highlights & Photos

GABS 2015 Beer Festilval Highlights & Photos

Recently we made it to the GABS 2015 (Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) as Media! One of the most popular beer and food festivals in Australia and the world. We did feature GABS 2015 for our readers earlier this month and as we predicted, this was an amazing event to be at! Kudos to the event management team and the GABS team for organizing such a wonderful event at one of the most po[Click here to read more...]
World's Longest Lunch Werribee - Melbourne 2015

World's Longest Lunch Werribee - Melbourne 2015

This year, the World's Longest lunch returns to regional victoria as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine festival. The 4-course lunch will be hosted overlooking beautiful Shadowfax winery and historic Werribee Park in Victoria. Remember, this is a hot cake event and if you want to reserve your seats at the earliest, book now! Below are the details of the event. Book Tickets | Official W[Click here to read more...]
Thai Food & Culture Festival Melbourne 2015

Thai Food & Culture Festival Melbourne 2015

Thai festival melbourne 2015 is scheduled on Sunday, 15th March 2015 at Melbourne - Victoria. Below are the details from their official website. This year it is the 12th Annual Food and Culture festival at the Thai festival. There are several cultural and entertainment performances planned, in addition some great Thai Cuisine food stalls. [Click here to read more...]