Five laneway festivals you need to know about

From Spanish-style fiestas to the best burgers on the block, Melbourne loves a good laneway party.  Here are five that will to keep you entertained (and well-fed) this autumn.

Neon Jungle in Crossley Street

In honour of its tenth birthday, mod-hawker eatery Gingerboy is taking the party to the street. Feast on their Asian-fusion menu and toast the next decade over a ‘jungle punch’ cocktail while the DJ spins tunes into the night. Don’t miss getting your palm read and the photo-booth (to remind everyone how much insta-fun you’re having).

A table with jungle vines and food on it

Neon Jungle at Gingerboy

La Di Da laneway food truck festival

Every Friday in March, La Di Da’s popular open-air garden laneway will be transformed. Kick off the weekend with live entertainment, cocktails and tasty fare from some of Melbourne’s most popular food trucks. It’s the perfect place to get your after-work drinking boots on.

House of food and wine burger block party

The closing night event for the House of Food and Wine, the Burger Block Party promises to be epic. Join the best burger-makers in the country including Melbourne’s Raph Rashid (Beatbox Kitchen) and Casey Wall (Rockwell & Sons). Interstate guests include the crews from Mary’s Burgers (Sydney), Short Order Burger Co. (Perth) and The Standard (Hobart).

A delicious looking burger

The Burger Block party, the closing night celebration at the House of Food and Wine.

Spanish language fiesta in Little Errol Street

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture on this day of celebrations in North Melbourne. Take part in workshops, connect with locals and practise your conversation skills over sangria and street food.

Progressive laneway dinner

Don’t miss this progressive feast that shines a light on the work of three organisations working to make a difference in Melbourne. Walk, talk and eat your way through laneways and discover another side of the city. Part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, funds raised will go towards Urban Seed.