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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 140 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

Gibside Farmers' Market

Buy fresh seasonal foods and high quality crafts direct from local producers, plus tasting and cooking demos.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 2 May

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 16 May

Free / 01207 541820

Urban Market

A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

Quartermile Market

Monthly market selling products by local designers, makers and artists as well as street food. There's even something to keep the dog happy with a stall specialising in cupcakes for dogs.

Lister Square, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0845 000 2525

Fri 1 May

Free / 0845 000 2525

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0845 000 2525

…and 6 more dates until 4 Dec back to top

Juniper Green Farmers' Market

Launched in 2010, Juniper Green farmers’ market is held in the car park of the Juniper Green Dental Surgery on the fourth Saturday of the month. Some producers vary attendance with the seasons, but regular stallholders include Hopetoun Farm Shop, with their meats, game, vegetables, ready meals and preserves…

Juniper Green Village Hall

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 07528 530502

Sat 23 May

Free / 07528 530502

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 07528 530502

…and 5 more dates until 28 Nov

The Scotch Whisky Training School

An intensive one-day course in the tasting, blending, serving and history of scotch whisky, with a 'Certificate of Expertise' at the end.

Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

Thu 16 Apr

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

Thu 14 May

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

…and 7 more dates until 8 Dec

Easter Carvery Sunday Lunch

Enjoy a traditional Easter Sunday meal.

Kirkley Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 5 Apr

£16.50 adv booking essential / 01670 841235

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Tuck in to homemade cake and sandwiches at this vintage afternoon tea with the Maggie's choir performing a selection of hits.

Maggie's Centre Gartnavel, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£12 / 0141 357 2269

Ayrshire Food Fayre

Held by the Cook school in Kilmarnock, this monthly event is well-attended by local suppliers delivering a wide range of seasonal produce. Kids’ activities and hot food are also part of the day.

The Cook School Scotland, Kilmarnock

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01563 550008

Sun 31 May

Free / 01563 550008

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 01563 550008

…and 6 more dates until 29 Nov back to top

Easter Sunday

Munch on a hog roast as the wee ones have a go at some Easter activities, including egg painting.

Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 222 9930

Please note: Under 18s are not permitted in the venue after 8pm.

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 3 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sun 5 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Sat 16 May

Prices vary

Sun 17 May

Prices vary

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

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Sun 26 Jul

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The House of Peroni brings Vita Al Fresco to Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor This Spring

Peroni Nastro Azzurro brings a taste of Italian life to Knightsbridge. For two months, the fifth floor terrace of Harvey Nichols, will be transformed into a stylish al fresco veranda. Guests can enjoy Italian aperitivo and sumptuous Peroni cocktails.

Harvey Nichols, London SW1X

Mon 30 Mar

Fifth Floor Cafe

Free

Tue 31 Mar

Fifth Floor Cafe

Free

Wed 1 Apr

Fifth Floor Cafe

Free

…and 53 more dates until 24 May

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Waverley Market @ Platform 2

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

…and 64 more dates until 8 Jul 2016 back to top

City of Hull Steam and Vintage Spectacular

Steam rally with crafts and fine foods.

East Park, Hull

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 07786 330016

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 07786 330016

Easter Cocktail Tasting Menu

Sample some seasonal ingredients in liquid form, with an amuse bouche and five 'courses' of cocktails.

The Balmoral Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

Sat 4 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

Sun 5 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

Mon 6 Apr

£40 / 0131 524 7100

The English Festival

A festival in celebration of Englishness and St George's Day, with farm animals, a trip to the seaside and a village square.

Riverside Country Park, Gillingham

Sat 18 Apr

Free

Father's Day Brunch Menu at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

The quickest way to a dad's heart is through his stomach, they say, and with the delicious-sounding all-you-can-eat Hard Rock Cafe's Father Day Brunch buffet, the quickest way to dad needing a new heart is also through his stomach. (Guys, remember, 'all-you-can-eat' is not a dare.)

Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow

Sun 21 Jun

£12.95 (Children £9.95; under 2s free) / 0141 353 8790

Food and Craft Fair

A food and craft fair fundraiser with a focus on local food producers and craftspeople. Stalls include organic vegetables, bakery, preserves, cards, jewellery, photography, fabric products, cosmetics and more.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

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London Wine Week 2015

Put May 18 - 24 in your diaries, London Wine Week is back - popping corks, decanting great vintages and decoding the wine list. Buy a LWW wristband for just £10 and get ready for a fabulous week of great wine, parties, pop ups and tastings.

Various Venues, London E1

Mon 18 May

£10

Tue 19 May

£10

Wed 20 May

£10

…and 4 more dates until 24 May

Moet Academy – Bringing the Champagne Region to the Heart Of London

An educational wine experience, following classic wines from grape to glass.

Oxo Tower, London SE1

Sat 18 Apr

£40 / 020 7021 1686

Sun 19 Apr

£40 / 020 7021 1686

The Moveable Feast Pop-up

The Moveable Feast: vegetarian pop-up emporium opening 9th March next to The Shard just ahead of MEAT FREE WEEK. Every 2 months 3 brilliant food start-ups will be popping up and showcasing their delicious veggie menus in the cafe on St Thomas St SE1

The Moveable Feast, London SE1

Mon 30 Mar

Free

Tue 31 Mar

Free

Wed 1 Apr

Free

…and 156 more dates until 30 Sep

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Fri 19 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sat 20 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sun 21 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Brunch Bingo

Fun brunch bingo session.

The Well, London EC1V

Sat 4 Apr

£2 / 020 7251 9363

Sat 2 May

£2 / 020 7251 9363

Sat 6 Jun

£2 / 020 7251 9363

…and 5 more dates until 7 Nov back to top