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Article published 03/07/2024

About the festival

Organisers of the inaugural Dundee Food Festival have issued a release providing you with all you need to know about the festival this weekend. With more than 55 fringe events organised, there’s plenty for everyone to get stuck into.

The festival has been organised in collaboration with local partners including the Eden Project, V&A Dundee, James Hutton Institute and Eat and Drink Dundee, all of whom are involved in the many events taking place.

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Kieran McGuire of 71 Brewing with local chefs Gillian Veal and Dean Banks 

Where it's taking place

Taking place from 10am on Saturday 6 July until 7pm and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday 7 July. There will be a whole host of free activities, as well as paid events, to enjoy at a multitude of locations across Dundee city centre.

The main festival hub is located at City Square in the town centre with other activities taking place at Slessor Gardens Picnic Zone, Discovery Point, V&A Dundee, the Waterfront, the Keiller Centre, DCA and many more. A variety of local businesses will also play host to varying events.

Tayport Distillery, Dough Dough Pizza Co, Jannettas Gelateria, Casa Di Gelato, Fig and Fromage Delicatessen are just some of the 45-plus businesses taking part.

What's on

The family-friendly festival, which encourages attendees to eat, drink, play and think, has been organised by Dundee City Council to support the food, drink and hospitality sector while highlighting the city’s strong cultural scene.

The purpose of Dundee’s festival of the summer is to showcase the city’s local food and drink scene through a wide range of events, talks and activities.

Some free things to do include:

  • children’s entertainment
  • characters on stilts
  • live music
  • street food and producer markets plus demonstrations

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Pictured coffee and cakes at cafe

How to get there

With a focus on sustainability during the festival, those attending are being invited to travel by public transport, be that by train or bus, carpooling, or biking or walking to the events.

Festival partners sustainability pledges can also be viewed on their event pages on the website.

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How to attend

There are many free events and experiences on offer at the festival.

There are also paid-for events such as Gillian Veal’s Tatha takeover at V&A Dundee, wreath-making workshops with Annie’s Garden, Rock the Dock and Party at the Point event at Discovery Point, Dean Banks’ Q&A at Temple Lane and Bad Girl Bakery’s workshop.


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