Leeds Waterfront Festival, an award-winning annual event, returns for its 7th year in 2014, happening on the 28th and 29th of June. The festival promises a fantastic waterside adventure, featuring music, dance, performance, arts and crafts, market stalls, food and drink, as well as the ever-popular dragon boat race. The event is family-friendly and takes place at various locations along the Leeds waterfront areas.
Thwaites Mill: A Heritage Site Full of Activities
Thwaites Mill, a beautiful working watermill, and an education center will be hosting a range of family activities during the festival. Visitors can enjoy a Steampunk market, a craft and artisan market with over 30 stalls, archery, crazy golf, boat rides, beekeepers, blacksmith demonstrations, bouncy castles, and conservation learning with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Free heritage buses will run between festival locations, providing easy access to Thwaites Mill.
Leeds Dock: Music, Food, and Family Fun
Leeds Dock will host two days of music, art, boat races, street food, markets, bars, and family entertainment. Mumtaz, a favorite Indian restaurant, will be providing street food and Sheesha for visitors to enjoy on the waterfront.
Calls Landing: A Mini-Festival Supporting Local Businesses
Calls Landing will host its mini-festival, featuring locally sourced food and drink stalls, live music, artists, and designer makers offering demos, tutorials, and selling their creations. It aims to support local small businesses and artists in the process.
Brewery Wharf: A Laid-back Community Experience
Brewery Wharf offers a friendly and laid-back community feel. The festival organizers are working with the owners, businesses, and residents to plan an inviting experience for this year’s festival attendees. Expect a lively atmosphere with exciting events happening at Brewery Wharf.
Leeds Minster: Heritage and Architecture
The stunning Leeds Minster, located close to Leeds Waterfront off The Calls, opens its doors during the festival to offer live music, craft and bric-a-brac stalls, and a café. On June 28th, there will be an Armed Forces Day Commemoration Service at 11:30 am, which everyone is welcome to attend. Don’t miss this chance to explore the beautiful architecture and heritage of the Leeds Minster.
Join the Leeds Waterfront Festival this year and celebrate the vibrant spirit of the city’s waterside spaces.