Highlights of this year’s Waterfront Festival include the battle for votes in the British Street Food Awards – Northern heats, as well as the Tsingtao Boat Races, and the first Leeds Dock Aquathlon (a 250m swim and a 4km run).
Challenges also include the Primal Gym Truck Pull, Leeds Strongest Human and a dog agility course, run by canine trainers Gatsby & Poole.
The British Street Food Awards Northern Heats are set to take place across both days and are supported by Hellmann’s UK. Visitors have the opportunity to try the specialities of traders such as Pizza Loco, Mexican Pilgrim, Ruby’s Street Kitchen and Yoi Fried Chicken – and then to vote for their favourites. The heats start at 11 a.m. each day and go on until late.
Leeds Dock Director Alex Webb said, “The Waterfront Festival is the highlight of our year at Leeds Dock and we’ve worked hard to build this into one of the must-do events in the Leeds City-wide calendar as well. We’ve got something on offer for everyone this year; live music, performances and displays will be happening at the Dock all day on both the Saturday and Sunday, so there’ll be something to keep you entertained, whatever your reason for visiting us.
We’re delighted to have teams from businesses from across Leeds, including those based at Leeds Dock, taking part in this year’s event. The boats might be fully booked for this year’s event, but there’s plenty of room down on the dockside to come along and cheer for your favourites as well as enjoying the food on offer from the very best our region’s street food traders have to offer.”
The Festival opens to the public at 10am on Saturday 29th June with the Tsingtao Dragon Boat Races, which will see 20 teams battle it out over a number of heats throughout the day for this year’s top title.
The first Leeds Dock Aquathlon takes place on Sunday 30 June. Participants will start in the dock for a 250m swim, followed by a 4km run in the local area.
The dog agility shows are set for Sunday and there’ll be live music throughout the day.
For more information about any of the events taking place as part of the Leeds Dock Waterfront Festival visit www.leedsdock.com or to enter the free Leeds Dock Aquathlon go to https://www.gotri.org/events/go-tri-leeds-dock-aquathlon_11236
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