A hotbed of culture and entertainment, there’s always something happening in Leeds – and with the better weather now well on its way, there are some fantastic events hitting the streets. Here’s a quick rundown of some fantastic events in Leeds that you should look out for over the next few months.
Food, festivals and fast cycling action!
The largest covered market in the whole of Europe, Leeds Kirkgate Market is a popular spot for food fans at any time of the year – but running until Saturday 24th May is the International Food Tour. Focusing on a different country and culture every week, you can sample national dishes and also take in some local music and performances too.
Also in May, Prince is due to perform at Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday 23rd May. With a career spanning several decades, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy the music and visual phenomenon of this international superstar.
There are also plenty of chances to experience a variety of art, entertainment and cultural events over the 100 days of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. The festival began on March 27th and runs until 6th July, with projects and activities being hosted across the city. The Yorkshire Festival culminates with what is perhaps the biggest and most exciting of all the events in Leeds this year; the Tour de France Grand Depart, which takes place on 6th July. It’s a fantastic honour for our city to be directly involved in the biggest bike race in the world, so it’s well worth visiting the website at http://festival.yorkshire.com/ so that you can start planning your personal itinerary.
If you’re a music lover, then Live at Leeds is another event that you should explore. Held between the 2nd and 5th of May, this annual event offers many musical delights across a variety of venues within the city. The city centre will also play host to the Leeds Food and Drink Festival in May and June.
Finally, we have the Leeds International Tattoo Expo at New Dock Hall on the Royal Armouries site. Taking place on the 24th and 25th of May, book your ticket now if you want to go and take a look.
Where to park for events in Leeds?
Whether you’re visiting the Leeds First Direct Arena or any of the above events across the city, please consider Trafalgar Street Car Park as your safe, secure and most importantly cheap option for parking. Just a short walk from the arena itself, Kirkgate Market and many city centre venues, you can find more information on our car park here.