Food festivals are one of the best ways to enjoy a night out in Melbourne – and with summer upon us it’s time to find the best January food festivals in Melbourne. 

When you check out some of the best January food festivals in Melbourne, you get to sample some of the best flavours from around the world… and wash them down with your favourite beverages.

These events have become much more of a spectacle these days, often providing live music and fantastic scenery.  Let’s take a look at the four best January food festivals that Melbourne has to offer.

Summer Night Market

The Summer Night Market continues in Melbourne through January. Located at the Queen Victoria Market, this market features over 60 global street food stalls to give a true international feel. It also plays host to over 100 specialty shopping stalls, festival bars, and live entertainment. With great international food, refreshing beverages and exciting live music, this food festival has all you can ask for. One of Melbourne’s hottest January playgrounds, there’s no better way to spend those balmy summer nights than at the Summer Night Market.

Sunset Sounds

Running for the first three Sundays in January, Sunset Sounds is an excellent night out for the entire family. Enjoy food from some of Melbourne’s finest food trucks as you listen to live music from a collection of established artists. The food covers popular international cuisines, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, and local dishes. Located in the beautiful parks and gardens of Stonnington, this festival is definitely a treat for the senses

Best January Food Festivals in Melbourne

Adelphi Hotel Rooftop Gin Sessions

The Adelphi Hotel has partnered with the Yarra Valley Gin Distillery to bring Melburnians exciting rooftop gin sessions. Usually only open to hotel guests, the general public is invited to sip some after-work cocktails on Thursday and Friday nights throughout the Summer. This is complemented nicely by excellent food from the Adelphi Hotel’s signature restaurant, Om Nom Kitchen. With fantastic three-course meals on offer, this is not an event that you want to miss.

Bonehead Brewing

Bonehead Brewing are celebrating their first birthday this Australia Day weekend. With a traditional pub feed and other hearty meals available, this is sure to be a food lover’s paradise. Listen to some live music as you chill out and enjoy some relaxing nights with the comfortable Bonehead Brewing vibe. Offering entertainment, food, wine, and the infamous Bonehead beer, this is sure to be an excellent way to party it up on Australia Day weekend.


For all the latest news about the best January food festivals in Melbourne, head over to the Melbourne Food Festivals online directory – we’ll get your summer foodie fun sorted!