Tastes 2024 announced with a delicious, new twist!

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Geelong’s favourite food festival is back – with a delicious, new twist! 

Rebranded as ‘Tastes of Greater Geelong’, the City of Greater Geelong’s annual food celebration will this year encompass the best in food, drink, and hospitality from across our whole region. 

The Greater Geelong region is one of Australia’s most renowned food, wine, and hospitality destinations and ‘Tastes of Greater Geelong’, now in its 13th year, aims to showcase everything our region has to offer, from delectable local ingredients, farm-fresh produce, wine and dine events to gourmet taste trails.

The program, spanning Friday 21 June to Sunday 14 July, will highlight the plethora of gourmet delights within the region and invite locals and visitors alike to get out this winter, support the local hospitality scene and discover the delectable offerings that can be found in our own backyard. 

The 2024 Tastes program kicks off with a weekend of food, drink, and hospitality celebration in Central Geelong, starting with ‘The Winter Warm-Up’ laneway event on Friday 21 June in Lt Malop Central. 

Coinciding with the winter solstice, the evening will feature marshmallow roasting, delicious sweet treats, and warming mulled wine, while a free snow show and dazzling light projections will fill the air to bring a taste of European whimsical winters to the heart of the city. This inclusive, family-friendly event will be a highlight for all foodies both young and old. 

Saturday 22 June will see the best of Central Geelong on display, with Taste Trails guiding guests to discover hidden hospitality gems while sampling delicacies from local vendors. 

Foodies can then look forward to three weeks of food and drink focused events hosted by venues across the Greater Geelong region.

For more information, head to geelong.link/tastes2024 with a full program to be announced in early June.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

The annual festival is a highlight for the local community and visitors alike.

Tastes of Greater Geelong is an opportunity to indulge in local and international cuisine, attend demonstrations and masterclasses and support local businesses.

Council is thrilled to expand the festival, encourage the community to get out and try new things in the cooler months, and boost the local economy.

The Sharp Group Co-owner and Director Lyndsay Sharp

Tastes of Greater Geelong is a great opportunity for people to explore and celebrate the incredible array of gastronomic experiences our region has on its doorstep. 

We really are blessed with a bounty of amazing food, wineries, breweries, distilleries and artisan producers.

The Arborist’s Executive Chef Anthony Hammel

I am super excited to be a part of Tastes of Greater Geelong to help tell the stories of local growers and producers and to showcase what a great food scene we have here in Greater Geelong, from great venues, pubs and cheap eats to rival any major city.

Head pastry chef and owner of That Place Patisserie Ashlea Allen

It is so important in our current climate to support small and local businesses.

I am so excited that Tastes of Greater Geelong allows people to do this, by exploring hospitality venues in our region.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2024