Food and Drink Festivals in Leeds
Each May the city celebrates its fantastic food scene with Leeds Indie Food Festival, the country’s biggest festival of independent food and drink culture. The festival sees businesses all over the city collaborating to run innovative events, with everyone from fine dining restaurants to coffee shops, from independent cinemas to art galleries getting in on the action.
The Leeds International Beer Festival is an annual festival in the heart of the city centre, coming into its 6th year, which celebrates craft beers produced through the UK and overseas. Along with hundreds of beers and ciders from the UK, USA, Sweden and Germany, the festival also includes a street food marketing, live music across two stages and other beer-related activities in the heart of the city centre.
More than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing the region's finest food and drink at The Yorkshire Post's Yorkshire Food and Drink Show, in June at Millennium Square in Leeds. If you're passionate about food and drink there'll be a heavenly combination to stimulate the senses. There'll be live cookery demonstrations from local chefs, artisan food specialists exhibiting delicious produce, traditional real ales, Pimms and cocktail bars and some of Yorkshire’s finest restaurants serving their signature dishes. In addition there'll be the sizzle of delicious street food dishes from around the world being cooked right in front of you. A foodies delight the show is completely free to the public.
The Cocktail Experience sees many of Leeds' top cocktail bars come together to celebrate these popular beverages. It's the festival for cocktail lovers, with 18 premium bars and their leading mixologists shaking up their unique creations, from the classic to the contemporary to the weird and the wonderful.
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Brew-denell Beer and Ale Festival – 13th-15th January 2017
Ilkley Beer Festival – 10th & 11th February 2017
The Cocktail Experience - 3rd March 2017
Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival – 16th-18th March 2017
Cocktails in the City – 6th & 7th April 2017
North Leeds Charity Beer Festival – 31st March - 1st April 2017
Gin Vodka Fest Leeds – TBC
Lotherton Hall Food Festival - 29th April - 1st May 2017
Leeds Indie Food Festival – 11th-28th May 2017
The Great British Food Festival – 27th-29th May 2017
LS6 beer festival – TBC May 2017
The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival – 17th June 2017
Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show – 2nd-4th June 2017
Gin Festival Leeds - TBC July 2017
Wetherby Food Festival - 7th-9th July 2017
Horsforth Food and Drink Festival - 14th-16th July 2017
Otley Food and Drink Festival – 16th July 2017
Leeds International Beer Fest – 7th-10th September 2017
World Curry Festival - TBC September 2017
Oktoberfest Leeds - TBC October 2017
Otley Beer Festival – TBC November 2017
World Food Festival - 20th-22nd April 2018