Biggest Tastes program ever coming this winter

Thursday, 13 June 2024

The 2024 Tastes of Greater Geelong program has been unveiled with more than 100 events spanning 74 kilometres across our region.

This year’s Tastes festival will be the City’s largest events program to date, showcasing local food, drink and hospitality like never before.

Kicking off on Friday 21 June until Sunday 14 July across 13 postcodes, we have special menus, themed dining, unique outdoor experiences, celebrity chefs, intimate masterclasses and more.

Highlights include:

  • Masterchef alumni, plant-based cook & sustainability advocate Simon Toohey will take guests on an exclusive farm to table experience.
  • A community ‘Winter Warm Up’ winter solstice celebration with snow fall, live music, projections, mulled wine, fairy lights and delicious sweet treats.
  • Tasting Trails will take attendees to unique hospitality venues around central Geelong to taste the best of Geelong.
  • A High Tea featuring native ingredients at The Davidson will showcase delectable Indigenous flavours.
  • A special mussel tour will feature mussel farming with cooking demonstrations, a seafood lunch, wine tastings and cruise around Port Philip Bay.
  • Valhalla will be putting on a Medieval Winter Feast with folk music, food, drinks, Viking dress ups and drinks.
  • Bringing together the best of Tastes and our UNESCO City of Design designation, we have two stand-out events:
  • The Arborist is putting on a special dinner with a talk from architects will talk about the design of the renowned restaurant and the ash tree at the core of its build;
  • Celebrating 170 years of refrigeration, World Refrigeration Day will be celebrated with a demonstration of James Harrison’s ice-making machine at the Geelong Showgrounds Museum.

Explore our exciting program at You can pick up a free printed guide at any of the event host venues as well as at the Wurriki Nyal civic precinct on Mercer Street, Geelong.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

This year’s Tastes of Greater Geelong will be the City’s biggest yet.

Our 13th Tastes festival will explore delicacies across the different corners of our region, with events from Corio, North Geelong, central Geelong and Belmont to Armstrong Creek, Ocean Grove and Portarlington.

Go on a culinary adventure with friends, family and colleagues this winter and delight in local and international flavours, while supporting hospitality venues – you won’t regret it!

Deputy Mayor Anthony Aitken, Strong Local Economy portfolio chair

Tastes of Greater Geelong is set to feature the best in food, drink and hospitality that the Greater Geelong region proudly has to offer.

We are showcasing a wide variety of culinary offerings that make our region one of the best food and wine destinations in Australia.

There will be something for everyone at this year’s Tastes, from wine tastings, delicious desserts and medieval themed food to competitions, the tastiest seafood and winter warmers.

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