This year’s Waterfront Festival at Leeds Dock is being held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June with highlights including the Tsingtao Dragon Boat Races, and the best local street food traders battling out for votes in the British Street Food Awards Northern Heats. The festival also features the first Leeds Dock Aquathlon, which is free to enter and will see participants taking part in a 250m swim in the dock, followed by a 4km run.
Other fitness challenges taking place over the weekend are the Primal Gym truck pull and the Leeds’s strongest human contest, and even our four-legged friends are catered for with a dog agility course – run by Leeds-based canine training company Gatsby & Poole.
Running across both the Saturday and Sunday are the Northern Heats of the 2019 British Street Food Awards, supported by Hellmann’s UK, and this year’s line-up includes locally-based favourites such as Pizza Loco, Mexican Pilgrim, little bao boy and Little red food truck smashing out thier classic burgers. From 11am to late, visitors can try out the street food specialities and then vote for their favourite trader.
We have put together a programme of activity across the city if in doubt follow the river.