The council has confirmed that the popular Southsea Food Festival will return on the 20 and 21 July 2024. Food businesses and traders are invited to register their attendance for this celebration weekend which in past years has attracted crowds of over 50,000 people.

Southsea Food Festival 2024 is celebrating its 16th anniversary and last year featured over 70 food and drink traders, celebrating the thriving and diverse food scene of Portsmouth & Southsea’s independent restaurants, retailers, and communities.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Leader of Portsmouth City Council with responsibility for economic development said:

“I am delighted that planning has started on Southsea Food Festival. This fantastic community event has grown to become one of the South’s largest food events, attracting more food businesses to take part, highlighting the absolute best from our city and surrounding areas.

Southsea Food Festival is an important annual economic driver which supports our businesses and is also a great family day out”.

The 2-day event will take place in the heart of Southsea, forming a vibrant hub of activity around Clarendon Road, Palmerston Road, Osborne Road, and Avenue De Caen. A live music stage and family entertainments will also return.

Southsea Food Festival is part of a programme of activities to support small businesses in Portsmouth. The event is also an excellent opportunity for new businesses to showcase their products.

For more information visit rediscoverportsmouth.co.uk