Leeds Waterfront Festival 2021

Alice Hiley
Leeds Waterfront Festival by Cloe Keefe
Leeds Waterfront Festival by Chloe Keefe.

Leeds Waterfront Festival 2021 at The Tetley, 26 June — 12 September 2021 Entrance is free — Visit now

We couldn’t be more excited for the return of the popular Leeds Waterfront Festival.

Leeds Waterfront Festival brings the waterways of the city alive every year, with an eclectic mix of music, performance, workshops and exhibitions for all the family. There are running relays, casual jogs and yoga classes overlooking the River Aire for those who like to get active, and galleries and street markets to browse for those who prefer a chilled out approach.

We can’t wait to enjoy grub from some of Leeds’ best indie street food vendors, while listening to local DJs at the Friday night socials at The Tetley‘s rooftop restaurant. Tuck into authentic Italian pizza by Luigi Italian Street Food, poutine by Spuds & Bros and vegan delights by Meatless Farm.

The festival runs throughout the summer – this year from 26 June to 29 August. The events and activities showcase the best of the city’s waterfront area, taking place daily at Brewery Wharf, Leeds Dock, Citu, Temple Arches, Granary Wharf and The Tetley.

Exhibitions that form part of the festival include Mel Brimfield’s From This World, to That Which is to Come at The Tetley, an amalgamation of the voices and stories of patients and staff at mental health institutions across the country. Plus a mural by painter Herfa Thompson which stretches across the walls of The Tetley’s Bar and Kitchen, exploring the joy and intimacy of sharing food together. Your family can get involved in free morning arts and craft workshops inspired by the exhibitions you’ve seen.

Celebrate summer in this newly developed area of Leeds, the sights and sounds of the River Aire making the perfect backdrop for your drinks, workshops and workouts.

Leeds Waterfront Festival 2021 at The Tetley, 26 June — 12 September 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
26 June 2021
10:00am — 4:00pm
27 June 2021
10:00am — 4:00pm
12 September 2021
10:00am — 12:00am

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on at The Tetley

Where to go near Leeds Waterfront Festival 2021

Leeds Discovery Centre
Leeds
Museum
Leeds Discovery Centre

Home to over one million fascinating objects, Leeds Discovery Centre offers a richly eclectic window into the natural world and human history.

Leeds
Tourist Attraction
Leeds Dock

Leeds Dock is a creative waterside village, home to a vast number of businesses and shops.

Leeds
Museum
The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is home to the national collection of arms and armour, set in Leeds Dock, just a short walk from Leeds city centre.

Leeds
Restaurant
Sheaf Street Cafeteria

Part of the effortlessly cool Duke Studios, Sheaf Street offers all kinds of interesting food and drink plus events and resident DJs.

The Tetley Bar and Kitchen
Leeds
Restaurant
The Tetley Bar and Kitchen

The Tetley Bar and Kitchen is a British restaurant based in the heart of Leeds, where all proceeds go towards supporting the venue’s artistic programme.

The Adelphi Leeds
Leeds
Restaurant
The Adelphi Leeds

Old Victorian pub, decked out with wood panelling and old tiling, specialising in real ale and quality pub food.

Leeds
Event venue
Salem Chapel, Leeds

Salem Chapel is a multipurpose venue for conferences, exhibitions, meetings and training days in Leeds. 

42 The Calls Leeds
Leeds
Hotel
42 The Calls

42 The Calls is a modernised boutique hotel that sits beside the River Aire, minutes walk from the Royal Armouries Museum.

Riveresque Cafe Leeds
Leeds
Restaurant
Riveresque

Riveresque is a laid-back riverside café in the heart of Leeds.

Clayton Hotel Leeds
Leeds
Hotel
Clayton Hotel

Modern and family-friendly hotel in the centre of Leeds, complete with classy restaurant and in-house fitness rooms.

Malmaison Leeds
Leeds
Malmaison Leeds

Stylish hotel in Leeds that does it all, and does it well, with dark mood lighting and that glorious purple colour scheme

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