Juniperlooza: Melbourne’s massive gin festival takes over The Boatbuilders Yard this month

Melbourne’s one-day gin extravaganza, Juniperlooza, is set for a return this month with a packed line-up of 19 independent Australian and international producers who will be showcasing their expressions as well as exclusive cocktails up and down the waterside Boatbuilders Yard. In addition, there’ll be a bunch of “Talk & Taste” sessions spread throughout the day, taking place in the gorgeous 19th Century Polly Woodside ship which is docked at the venue.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s free dumpling festival returns this weekend

Mark Friday 20th October in your calendar dumpling lovers because following last year’s debut the folks at 206 Bourke Street have decided to bring back their epic free-entry dumpling festival, with some of the city’s best on board. Exclusive pop-ups, a tea cocktail bar, a Brooklyn Brewery beer garden and live entertainment will be set up for a five-hour festival alongside over 50 dumpling varieties on the night, anchored by a dumpling-and-beer pairing experience.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s dedicated Espresso Martini festival will return in November

Off the back of last year’s hugely successful event, Mr Black’s Festival of the Espresso Martini is set to pop-up at Melbourne’s famous Meat Market for a full weekend in November. Set to be bigger than last year’s festival, the venue will be transformed into four different bar areas for coffee lovers to get across, including the pop-up Mr Black Coffee Shop which will be slinging White Russian slushies all three days along with their OG Espresso Martini topped with a jam donut. ... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s three-day Chinese lantern festival returns this weekend

Melbourne’s annual Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival by Crown Melbourne is set to return this weekend, stretching over three days for its fifth year in bringing tens of thousands of locals and visitors together for food, family and entertainment along the Crown Riverwalk. With various Asian eats offered from stalls which line the walk, as well as a traditional Lion dance, Chinese opera and eating competitions for both Mooncakes and Mochi, it’s once again being pushed as one of the city’s largest celebrations with an expected crowd of over 80,000.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Central is planning a two day….Unicorn Festival

Surprisingly Melbourne has never had a Unicorn Festival before. What’s even more surprising is that unicorn doesn’t mean a multi-coloured mythical horse-like creature with a sharp horn anymore; it means sugary, ‘gram-worthy desserts like donuts, scrolls and ice creams. That’s what’s in store for Melbourne locals and visitors at the city’s first ever Unicorn Festival, held over two days in August at Melbourne Central.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Tea Festival promises rarities and workshops when it returns this month

An interactive one-day event celebrating everything tea is coming back after a successful debut last year at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, attracting more than 4,200 tea lovers. The aromatic Melbourne Tea Festival will aim at connecting guests to specialty teas from all over the world, highlighting exciting tea purveyors who will be on hand to showcase creative blends, rare teas and inventive brewing equipment and techniques.... Read More | Share it now!

Coburg Velodrome is hosting a Nepalese dumpling festival this month (Melbourne)

After hosting their large scale, four-day food truck festival earlier this year, the team behind Coburg Velodrome have announced their next outing: a celebration of the forthcoming Holi festival and Nepalese culture. The cultural event imbued with colour and love will inspire a free dumpling festival on Sunday 26th March, with a packed day featuring over a dozen unique dumpling marquees, live music, Nepalese stage performances, market stalls, food trucks and amusement rides. ... Read More | Share it now!