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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 7th 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


Now in its eighth year, the annual Leeds Food & Drink Festival (formerly known as the Yorkshire Food & Drink Show) returns to Millennium Square in 2018 with a fresh new layout and look. The three-day festival brings together a wide selection of some of the best local street food and artisan food specialists. Featuring a mouth-watering array of international culinary delights, there’ll be something to suit everyone’s taste buds from Yorkshire Pudding wraps to Mediterranean, Buffalo Burgers to Indian, Pulled Pork to Vegetarian plus a selection of tasty sweet treats making it the ultimate food lover’s paradise. New for 2018 there will be a traditional British tea rooms, a large festival marquee bar serving local craft and traditional real ales, Gin, Cocktails, Prosecco and Pimms and live musical entertainment.

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 – 12th - 14th January 2018

Gin Festival Keighley - 18th January 2018

Ilkley Beer Festival – 9th & 10th February 2018

The Cocktail Experience - TBC March 2018

Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival – TBC March 2018

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival – 6th - 7th April 2018

Hop City - 29th-31st March 2018

Lotherton Hall Food Festival - 5th - 7th May 2018

LS6 beer festival – TBC May 2018

Leeds Indie Food Festival – 10th - 28th May 2018

Pizza and Prosecco Festival - 19th May 2018

The Summer Cocktail Experience Week - 21st - 27th May 2018

The Great British Food Festival – 26th - 28th May 2018

Cocktails in the City – 1st & 2nd June 2018

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival –  16th & 17th June 2018

Leeds Food & Drink Festival - 1st - 3rd June 2018

Gin Festival Leeds - 22nd - 24th June 2018

Seafood and Wine Festival - 23rd June 2018

North Leeds Food Festival - 30th June - 1st July 2018

Wetherby Food Festival - 6th - 8th July 2018

Horsforth Food and Drink Festival - 13th - 15th July 2018

Otley Food and Drink Festival – 15th July 2018

Grill Fest - 21st July 2018

Taco & Tequila Day - 4th August 2018

Leeds Feast - 25th & 26th August 2018

Adel Beer Festival - TBC September 2018

Leeds International Beer Fest – 6th - 9th September 2018

Cheese Fest Leeds - TBC September 2018

Leeds Rum Festival - TBC September 2018

Tequila Festival - TBC 2018

Oktoberfest Leeds - TBC October 2018

The Cocktail Experience - TBC October 2018

Otley Beer Festival – TBC November 2018