Ilkley Food & Drink Festival 2024

15 June 2024 10:00 am
The Ilkley Food and Drink Festival is an annual event designed to bring together the best of international flavours and local talent - including the best Yorkshire restaurants of course. This family-friendly festival offers a fabulous array of global cuisines, unique beverages, live music, arts, and a range of charitable initiatives, creating a vibrant atmosphere that celebrates the region's creativity and community spirit.  

Visitors to the festival can look forward to a diverse selection of food vendors offering dishes from around the world. From traditional favorites to exotic delights, the culinary offerings are sure to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. In addition to the food, there is a curated selection of independent drinks, featuring craft beers, wines, and unique cocktails, providing festival-goers with plenty of options to quench their thirst on a gloriously sunny Yorkshire day – hopefully.

Live music plays a central role in the festival alongside the Yorkshire restaurants, with performances from local bands and artists. The musical lineup spans multiple genres, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Alongside the music, the festival also includes various arts and cultural activities, allowing visitors to explore local creativity in all its forms.

Charity is an important aspect of the Ilkley Food and Drink Festival. A portion of the proceeds from the event goes to supporting local charities and community initiatives, reinforcing the festival’s commitment to giving back and supporting those in need. Hear hear.

The festival’s core philosophy is to highlight and promote talent from the local area, providing a platform for artists, musicians, and other creatives to showcase their skills. This emphasis on local talent not only adds a unique flavor to the event but also fosters a sense of community and pride.

With its focus on international flavours, local talent, and community engagement, the Ilkley Food and Drink Festival is more than just a day of food and fun—it’s an opportunity to connect with others, support local causes, and enjoy a memorable experience. Visitors are encouraged to join in for a day filled with food, fun, and festivities, experiencing all that this vibrant festival has to offer.

Date: Sat 15th – Sun 16th June 2024

Time: All day

Location: East Holmes Field, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ

Tickets: You can view the ticket page here.

Main website:

For more of our events this summer, check out our rather awesome What’s On page here.