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5 Totally Awesome Events That Might, Just Might, Go Ahead This Summer

· Katie Wells · Culture

Keep your fingers crossed!

North Leeds Food Festival

Get your diary at the ready because, if they go ahead, these events are not to be missed this summer…

Last summer was a total write off, but if lockdown continues to ease, you can more than make up for it with all the fantastic events that are coming to Leeds in 2021. Get ready to boogie the night away at an outdoor disco, watch classic flicks at a drive-in cinema and enjoy an almighty feast at a food festival. There’s something for everyone, so pick your favourite, keep those fingers crossed and make a plan!

Marquee Sessions

Craft beer, bar

Missing nights out at Beaver Works? The Marquee Sessions are the next best thing. It’s a socially-distanced, seated club night, with drinks flowing and music playing ’til late. They’ve got a line-up of DJs from Bobby’s Disco, Mixtape Project and Just A Little to blast feel-good summer tunes as you kick back with your mates. It’s under a marquee with heaters, so you’re sorted whatever the weather.

The Marquee Sessions take over Beaver Works from Monday 12th April to Sunday 9th May 2021. You need to pre-book tickets online.

Daisy Dukes Drive-In Cinema

The Greatest Showman

The 50s-style Daisy Dukes Drive-In Cinema is coming to Leeds this summer. They’ll be screening an array of crowd-pleasing classics in the picturesque grounds of Temple Newsam. The screen is massive and the audio is transmitted direct to your car’s radio, so all you need to do is pick the flick – there’s everything from The Greatest Showman to Pulp Fiction, Wonder Woman and IT.

Daisy Dukes Drive-In Cinema takes over Temple Newsam from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June 2021. You need to pre-book tickets online.

North Leeds Food Festival

North Leeds Food Festival

A family-friendly foodie bonanza? Yes please! The best street food vendors from across the UK are planning on taking over Roundhay Park for North Leeds Food Festival. There’ll be whopping burgers, gooey grilled cheeses and even more to snaffle. You can also catch live cookery demonstrations and pick up local gems at the artisan market. Just add live entertainment and you’re onto a real winner.

North Leeds Food Festival takes over Roundhay Park from Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th August 2021 and from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th September 2021. You need to pre-book tickets online.

Brutus Gold’s Love Train

Brutus Gold's Love Train

It’s time to dust off your glad rags and get your groove on because Brutus Gold’s Love Train is back. The open air party will transform Millennium Square into a disco wonderland. You’ll get to dance the night away to classics from ABBA, Bee Gees and Sister Sledge, all while Brutus Gold and friends host hilarious dance offs and crazy competitions on stage.

Brutus Gold’s Love Train takes over Millennium Square on Saturday 8th August 2021. You need to pre-book tickets online.

Leeds International Beer Festival

Leeds International Beer Festival

It’s back! Leeds International Beer Festival is taking over Leeds Town Hall for the ninth time this September. It’s one of the biggest events of the year for local beer lovers, with hundreds of brews on tap to sample. Expect Yorkshire favourites from the likes of North Brewing Co and Magic Rock alongside global lagers and ales. There’ll be street food, arcade games and live bands to boot.

Leeds International Beer Festival takes over Leeds Town Hall from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th September 2021. You need to pre-book tickets online.