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Food and Drink Festivals in Leeds

We love our food and drink in Leeds, so it’s only fitting we have plenty of festivals to showcase this!


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.


Jessie Leong - LIF15 - The Wild East Pop-up with Olia Hercules
Yorkshire Post Food And Drink Show 2015 - Hannah Webster


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.

Leeds Loves Cocktails sees forty of the best cocktail bars in Leeds collaborating to promote fine mixed drinks over a week of events, tastings and sessions in June. Get yourself a festival wristband to join in all the fun!


Even more tasty treats...

Brew-denell Beer and Ale Festival – 8th–10th January 2016

Ilkley Beer Festival – 5th-6th February 2016

Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival – 17th–19th March 2016

Cocktails in the City – 7th–8th April 2016

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival – 8th–10th April 2016

Gin Vodka Fest Leeds – 29th–30th April 2016

Lotherton Hall Food Festival - 30th April - 2nd May

Leeds Indie Food Festival – 12th–30th May 2016

The Great British Food Festival – 28th–30th May 2016

Grapeful Leeds – TBC May 2016

LS6 beer festival – TBC May 2016

Leeds Loves Cocktails – 6th–12th June 2016

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival – 18th June 2016

Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show – 3rd-5th June 2016

Gin Festival Leeds - 1st-3rd July 2016

Wetherby Food Festival - 8th-10th July

Horsforth Food and Drink Festival - 15th-17th July 2016

Otley Food and Drink Festival – 17th July 2016

Leeds International Beer Fest – 8th–11th September 2016

World Curry Festival - 15th-29th September 2016

Oktoberfest Leeds - 6th-9th October 2016

Otley Beer Festival – 18th & 19th November 2016



Cocktails in the City - Leeds Town Hall
Great British Food Festival at Harewood House
Leeds International Beer Festival at Leeds Town Hall - Credit Phil Faulks
Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show - Hannah Webster