New city centre location for Colmore Food Festival 2020

04 February 2020

Birmingham’s biggest free-entry food and drink festival returns this summer with a new city-centre home.

Taking place on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, Colmore Food Festival – which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2020 – will be held in recently-refurbished Centenary Square, near the Library of Birmingham, Hall of Memory and vast Paradise regeneration scheme.

The temporary new home is due to maintenance works in Victoria Square – where the Food Festival is usually hosted – taking place throughout 2020.

Colmore Food Festival is the annual celebration of Colmore Business District restaurants, bars, cafés and hotels. It attracts more than 30,000 visitors each year and is hosted by Colmore Business Improvement District (BID).

Around 35 restaurants, cafes, bars and hospitality venues will take part in the Festival, each offering taster dishes and drinks to showcase the best of Birmingham’s dining scene.

Restaurants from across the BID are being invited to take stalls this year and a full list of venues will be announced in April.

Fringe events connected to the Festival will also be announced in the spring; each intended to celebrate the global cuisines and delicious drinks now available in the Business District.

The BID will once again aim to make the Festival greener and cleaner as it continues its ambition to host one of the most environmentally-friendly events in the region.

Alex Tross, Chair of Colmore BID’s Leisure and Hospitality working group, said: “With this being our 10th anniversary, we are looking to put on something particularly special. The location may be different this year but visitors should expect the same fantastic experience the Food Festival has always delivered.”

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