Australian Sake Festival Returns to Melbourne in 2024!

Event Information

Area melbourne
Date Jul 20, 2024 - Jul 21, 2024
PriceGeneral admission $69 | Group discount for 4 people $260 | Free entry for under 18
VenueQueen Victoria Market, Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
OrganiserJAMS.TV Pty Ltd

Join us for the second edition of the Australian Sake Festival at Queen Victoria Market on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024! This vibrant celebration of Japanese sake and culture promises a unique and immersive experience for both sake enthusiasts and those new to this exquisite beverage.

Over the two-day event, you can explore over 70 stalls featuring 200 varieties of sake from Australian distributors and Japanese brewers. The festival provides a fantastic opportunity to taste a diverse range of sake, with bottles available for take-home purchase.

In addition to the sake offerings, the festival will feature a wide variety of food stalls from local restaurants, ensuring no one leaves hungry. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes such as flame-grilled skewers, teppanyaki noodles, and delicious gyoza, along with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. There will also be Japanese-inspired delicacies like miso, mochi, and matcha chocolate available for purchase.

Entertainment will include live performances by Nana Koizumi, traditional Taiko drumming by the energetic Wadaiko Rindo, and the stunning Hananingen floral display by Yuko Konno. Sake Educator and Sake Samurai Simone Maynard will offer free sake seminars for beginners, providing tips on selecting the right sake and unique food pairing suggestions. Additionally, you can participate in workshops such as chopstick making by Hashitou-Honten and explore beautifully crafted sake wares by renowned Australian potter Paul Davis.

The festival is family-friendly, with children under 18 allowed free entry when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Each ticket includes a Sake Festival tasting glass to take home as a souvenir.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture of Japan and experience the best of Japanese sake and cuisine. Tickets are available now, so be sure to secure yours before they sell out.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July 2024

Venue: Queen Victoria Market, Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 (enter via Peel Street)

Session Times:

  • SAT: 10am~2:30pm (last drink 2pm) / 3:30pm~8pm (last drink 7:30pm)
  • SUN: 2pm~6:30pm (last drink 6pm)


  • General admission: $69
  • Group discount for 4 people: $260
  • Free entry for under 18 (ID may be required. Must be accompanied by ticket-holding adult)
  • Ticket includes a Sake Festival tasting glass to take home

Responsible Service of Alcohol practices will be in place for this event – All licensees and staff must comply with all VIC liquor laws.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Australian Sake Festival.

Follow us on social media:

  • Facebook:@AustralianSakeFestival
  • Instagram:@australiansakefestival

For general enquiries, please email

Celebrate the rich culture of Japan with us at the Australian Sake Festival 2024!



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