Donut Festival 2024

This annual homage to the world's favourite holey treat has gotten a whole lot bigger.
Libby Curran and Andrew Zuccala
Published on May 15, 2024


If you go nuts for doughnuts, there's only one place to pop on your itinerary for Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2: Queen Victoria Market, which is throwing a weekend-long celebration dedicated to the world's favourite holey treat.

Returning for a huge 2024 edition, the Donut Festival is set to showcase a multicultural array of doughnuts and other closely-related sweet treats, from old-school US-style dough balls oozing hot jam, to choc-centred morsels and sugar-coated churros.

There'll be plenty of vegan and gluten-free goodies among the lineup, which comes courtesy of traders like Daniel's Donuts (glazed creations in flavours like Golden Gaytime), St Gerry's (syrupy Greek loukoumades), MochiMelb (hand-made mochi doughnuts) and Shortstop (think brown butter and maple walnut, or honey with sea salt). These are among some of the best doughnuts in Melbourne — all found in one place.

Of course, QVM's iconic American Doughnut Kitchen will also be on hand, slinging its famed sugar-coated, jammy creations, along with house-made jam by the jar. And if you're looking for a decadent drinks pairing, check out the pop-up Spiced Milo Mocktail Bar where you can nab a delightfully sweet bev.

Of course, you get to enjoy all of that while feasting your ears on live tunes and roving performances.

St Gerry's


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