Let’s kick the year off with an eclectic gathering of January Food Festivals Melbourne for your foodie pleasures.

Another year of food festivals, done! Can you believe 2022 is gone and here we are in 2023, ready to live, love, explore and eat and drink our way to a great year?

Vida Melbourne Latin festival


The annual Veda Melbourne Latin festival is celebrating its 10th year.

With over 50,000 patrons attending every year, it’s become an iconic free event. As you’d expect from a festival of Latin culture, you’ll be treated to the flavors of Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela with exotic cuisines and a range of authentic and delicious food on display.

No Melbourne foodie should miss this one.


When: 13th to the 15th

Where: Tom’s Block. Kings Domain Gardens.

Entry Cost: Free (or purchase VIP tickets from $45)


January food festivals melbourne

World Fair at night


Dandenong Markets is bringing you some of the best street food over three Thursday evenings in January.

They’re opening up their World Fair night to present you with great authentic street food from around the world including Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. Watch out too for their pop-up wine bar for your drinking pleasure.

Each night will have a different theme so Melbourne foodies, you will want to be there for all three nights.


When: Thursdays 5th, 12th, and 19th January 2023

Where: Dandenong Markets

Entry Cost: Free

world fair dandenong market

So Frenchy, So Chic


So Frenchy, So Chic brings France to Australia and has been doing so since 2012.

The festival gathers French gourmet food for the ‘poshest picnic in the southern hemisphere’

It’s a foodie’s delight with feasts prepared by premier French eateries and iconic Melbourne restaurants.

Food stalls will offer everything to make your mouth water from salmon hickory to artisan ice cream. You can even pre-order delicious hampers. So, this January, instead of heading off to France, head to Werribee.


When: ’15th January 2023

Where: Werribee Park, Werribee South.

Entry Cost: From $10 for kids, from $69.61 for adults


so frenchy so chic

Port Arlington Mussel festival


Australian summer and seafood go together like ACDC and rock n’ roll.

The Portarlington mussel festival on the beautiful backdrop of Portarlington beach began way back in 2007 to promote the local mussel industry and has continued to do so since.

Feast on the famous Portarlington mussels or take some home with you. Why not do both? It’s not just mussels on offer though with other food booths and local produce for you to sample, market stores, local beers, and even wine tastings.

It’s a picturesque two-hour drive from Melbourne or just over one hour on the ferry direct from Docklands


When: 14th January 2023

Where: Portarlington

Entry Cost: $5 adults, children FREE


port arlington mussel festival

Enjoy this January and all your foodie adventures.