It’s time to taste greater Geelong

Dervilla McGowan from Anther Distillery, June O’Brien from Epic Taste Experiences (front), David Choi from Leega Korean BBQ and mayor Trent Sullivan (back). (supplied)

One hundred events and covering more than 74km – the 2024 Tastes of Greater Geelong program has been unveiled.

This year’s Tastes festival will be the City’s largest yet and will showcase local food, drink and hospitality.

It all begins on Friday June 21 and goes until Sunday July 14 and will cover 13 postcodes with special menus, themed dining, unique outdoor experiences, celebrity chefs, intimate masterclasses and more.

“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,” Mayor Trent Sullivan said.

“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!”

Highlights include:

Masterchef alumni, plant-based cook and sustainability advocate Simon Toohey will take guests on a 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.

A High Tea featuring native ingredients at The Davidson will showcase Indigenous flavours.

A mussel tour will feature mussel farming with cooking demonstrations, a seafood lunch, wine tastings and cruise around Port Phillip Bay.

Valhalla’s Medieval Winter Feast with folk music, food, drinks, Viking dress ups and drinks.

The Arborist is putting on a special dinner with architects talking about the design of the restaurant and the ash tree at the core of its build.

World Refrigeration Day will be celebrated with a demonstration of James Harrison’s ice-making machine at Geelong Showgrounds Museum.

Explore the program at or 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.