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Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Weekender

  • Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Weekender
Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Weekender Mirror Pool Bradford
Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Weekender Mirror Pool Bradford

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With more than 15 street-food vendors and a dedicated bar, the Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Weekender will transform City Park in the centre of Bradford.

For four days, from Thursday 29 July – Sunday 01 August, food and drink will take centre stage in City Park with street food from around the world offering something for everyone to enjoy in a unique venue.

Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Location & Opening Times

The free to enter pop-up festival space will surround City Park’s iconic Mirror Pool, with tents and picnic-style areas offering both indoor and outdoor seating, with free, walk-in access for all. Food and drink vendors will operate daily from 1 pm till 8 pm.

Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Weekender Lineup

Expect food from The Savvy Baker, whose lockdown brownie business has taken Leeds by storm, and Luigi Street Food, whose Italian treats are a staple at Ilkley Food Festival and Chow Down. Honest Supper Club will bring plant-based Indian Street Food to convert even the most dedicated meat-eater, whilst Spud n Bro’s bring the much-loved Canadian favourite, poutine, to Bradford.

Other food traders include Philly Cheese Steak, Caribbean Street Food and Eat Dutch. Junoon Cafe Shisha Bar will operate alongside a mix of alcohol areas including a rum shack, a gin and Pimms station and beer bar, plus coffee and soft drinks will be all available across the site.

Live Music All Weekend

Summer unlocked will be providing free music all weekend with the likes of Buskival taking over the stage in City Park, with music from Ntantu, Lissy Davies, Sunflower Thieves and many more, whilst the Sunday will see a Musicial Calligraphy takeover with DJ Dipak Mistry and Razwan, combining the music of classical South Asian Ghazals and Qawwali with traditional Arabic calligraphy in an exciting visual performance from 11 am – 3 pm.

Summer Unlocked throughout the school holidays

‘Summer Unlocked’ is a family-friendly programme of free cultural and sporting events and activities taking place across the Bradford District throughout the school holidays, from July – September 2021. Summer Unlocked will bring to life the public spaces that have become so important to so many during the lockdown months – our streets, neighbourhoods and civic spaces, our moors, our gardens and our parks.

The Summer Unlocked Food & Drink Weekender will take place alongside a programme of live theatre, music, film and much more, with acrobatic displays on the canals, poetry in car parks and vibrant street art, all set to unlock imaginations across the district this summer.

Browse the programme and find out more at www.visitbradford.com/SummerUnlocked

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Event Details

Start date: July 29, 2021

End date: August 01, 2021

Start time: 01:00 p.m.

End time: 20:00 p.m.

Venue: Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY