The Colmore Food Festival is Back!
The annual Colmore Food Festival, sponsored by law firm DWF, attracts more than 30,000 visitors each year. This year’s event takes place on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, in Victoria Square. Arranged by Colmore BID, the Festival showcases the brilliant food, drink and hospitality venues in the area. All food is capped at £4 and drinks at £5 at the Festival, ensuring visitors can enjoy a bite to eat or drink without breaking the bank.
The event is free to attend and has a variety of live music acts and wandering performers, making the Festival the perfect weekend outing for all the family.
Colmore Food Festival is continuing its ambition to become one of the most sustainable events in Birmingham with a mission to achieve zero waste to landfill and a total ban on plastic drinking straws. Recycling experts First Mile will be at the Festival to offer advice on business sustainability and the latest recycling initiatives. In addition to recycling stations, specialist sustainability schemes will include coffee recycling, where all coffee grounds will be recycled into pellets to use in wood-burners and stoves; plus food waste will be taken to a state-of-the-
art plant where it can be recycled into renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser.
There are around 30 venues participating in this year’s Festival, including two Michelin starred restaurants, Adam’s and Purnell’s. There are also three new participating venues: Pint Shop who will be serving their Dirty Burger, Chicken Tikka Flat bread and Halloumi Flat Bread, Dirty Martini who will be bringing a selection of cocktails from their summer menu and Hookway’s with Halloumi Fries and a selection of salad scoops! Of course Festival favourites such as Chung Ying Central and OPUS will be back!