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Festivals, concerts, sports & more coming up in Leeds in summer 2017

Tom Joy - Leeds Feast 16 - Leeds Indie Food 16



Thursday 11th – Sunday 28th May 2017

Leeds Indie Food is back and bringing a mouth-watering feast for the third year! This is when the city celebrates all things independent food and drink with a packed calendar of events for those who want to ‘Eat, Drink & Do’.

Enthusiastic Eaters will find plenty on their plate, from quirky outdoor supper clubs to vegan fine dining, plus street food feasts, cheese tastings and more besides.
Committed Drinkers will be treated to everything from wine fairs showing off the region’s finest merchants to latte art throw downs, with baristas competing to make the prettiest coffee.

Curious Do-ers have an array of food and drink culture on offer including events as diverse as critical documentary screenings, chocolate making workshops and family-focussed foodie art projects.



Millennium Square Summer Series



Millennium Square will come to life when the Summer Series returns with a jam packed schedule including; an exciting new range of classical events includes Opera North, outdoor cinema screenings, free music & street food, plus live performances from 70s soul sensations The Real Thing and Odyssey & Heatwave. The series will have the spectacular finale of Leeds Pride parade stage.




Civic Hall - cycle - ITU Leeds 2016 - Dave Tyrell - British Triathlon



Sunday 11th June 2017

Grandstand ticket holders will be able to enjoy the famous blue carpet experience watching the world’s best triathletes including local heroes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, with ideal views of both the second transition and the all-important finish line in Leeds’ iconic Millennium Square.

Buy your grandstand tickets for 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds here



Lotherton Hall Food and Drink Festival - 2016 - Leeds Museums and Galleries



Saturday 29th April –Monday 1st May

Lotherton Hall hosts its second Food & Drink Festival. Take your pick of delicious snacks, shop for local products and produce and sample the different drinks on offer. There will be family entertainment and live music all bank holiday weekend to get you in the festival spirit. Keep up-to-date on our website for suppliers, stalls and programme of activities.




Virgin Trains will create a half hourly service between Leeds and London six days per week when its new timetable is introduced in May!

An additional 15 services will be scheduled on Saturdays between Leeds and the capital, resulting in a new half hourly service from Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Book your trip now!




A second Manahatta has opened in the city, this time as a fantastic new addition to Greek Street.

Leeds will also soon welcome the modern Chinese restaurant; Tattu. Due to open in June on East Parade, Tattu delivers a modern dining experience in a stylish setting.

The UK’s first virtual reality-powered game experience will launch in Trinity Leeds on 22nd April. Tick Tock Unlock has created a multi-player entertainment attraction, merging virtual reality technology with physical sets and multisensory effects.





Royal Armouries Easter Tournament – 14th-17th April

Leeds Digital Festival - 22nd-29th April

Leeds International Festival – 22nd-30th April

England v South Africa at Headingley – 24th May

Slam Dunk Festival - 28th May

Leeds Wool Festival – 3rd June


Royal Armouries Leeds Easter Tournament - Andy Deane