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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.

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.



Even more tasty treats...

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

Hop City - 13th April 2017

Lotherton Hall Food Festival - 29th April - 1st May 2017

LS6 beer festival – 4th-6th May 2017

Leeds Indie Food Festival – 11th-28th May 2017

Gin Vodka Fest Leeds – 27th & 28th May 2017

The Great British Food Festival – 27th-29th May 2017

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival – 17th June 2017

Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show – 2nd-4th June 2017

Gin Festival Leeds - 30th June - 2nd 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

North Leeds Food Festival - 22nd & 23rd July

Leeds Feast - 26th & 27th August

Adel Beer Festival - 1st-3rd September 2017

Leeds International Beer Fest – 7th-10th September 2017

Cheese Fest Leeds - 16th & 17th September 2017

Leeds Rum Festival - 23rd & 24th September 2017

World Curry Festival - TBC September 2017

Oktoberfest Leeds - 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th October 2017

The Cocktail Experience - 20th October 2017

Otley Beer Festival – 24th & 25th November 2017

World Food Festival - 20th-22nd April 2018

Ice Cream Festival - 26th & 27th August 2018