Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best Things to Do This Weekend in some of the biggest cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Norwich and Brighton. Whether it’s the best new bars, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered no matter where you are!

Things to Do This Weekend (19th – 21st July 2019)

Things to Do This Weekend in London

National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019. £22.

If there’s anyone would be know about their world street food, it’s the good folk at National Geographic. And this weekend they’re throwing their first ever Traveller Food Festival at London’s Business Design Centre, featuring stalls serving some of the world’s most exciting dishes from Wales to Nicaragua.

Alongside the street food stalls, the Main Stage will feature a varied programme of events, from expert panel discussions to interviews with top food personalities and demonstrations from big-name chefs. All tickets include entry to the festival, with access to all interviews, Q&As, panel sessions and chef demonstrations.

Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH. Nearest Tube: Angel.

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Fourpure Taproom Launch Party

Saturday 20th July 2019. From £5.

London craft beer legends Fourpure Brewing Co have just opened their new and improved Taproom at 25 Bermondsey Trading Estate. And to celebrate the occasion, they’re throwing their biggest brewery party to date with 43 taps of old favourites and fresh new seasonal additions spread across two floors.

Alongside the array of brews, there’ll also be live music throughout the day, as well as street food provided by resident food truck Dogfathers Oh My Dog! who’ll be serving up their famous burgers, hotdogs and yumfries. Tickets include a free ⅔ pint, a Fourpure Oyster card holder and your own glass to take home.

Location: 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, SE16 3LL. Nearest Tube: London Bridge.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Independent Birmingham Festival

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019. From £8.

The Independent Birmingham returns this weekend and it’s all of your wildest foodie dreams come true! Taking place at the iconic Aston Hall, visitors can expect a spectacular line-up of pop-up restaurants, cocktail bars, street food, craft beer, natural wine, coffee, independent retailers, artists, and live music from local bands on the main stage.

27 of Brum’s very best food/drink traders lined up for an epic feast unlike anything you’ve experienced before, including BBQ legends Low ’N’ Slow, Laghi’s Deli pizza and Indian Brewery who will be serving up their fantastic Indian street food. Burning Soul Brewing, Attic Brew Co., The Wolf and The Indian Brewery will also be serving their craft beers!

Location: Aston Hall, Trinity Road, B6 6JD.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

Glasgow Canal Festival

Saturday 20th July 2019. Free.

The third annual Glasgow Canal Festival returns to Glasgow’s iconic Forth & Clyde Canal this Saturday. As well as a makers’ market and a street food village, there’ll be live music and activities on and beside the canal for everyone to try, such as canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding.

Just like last year, the ever-popular Dragon Boat Racing also returns, with competitors signing up to battle it out to become the Festival Dragon Boat Champions. On the music stage, some of Scotland’s most exciting up-and-coming folk artists will be performing, while family-friendly arts workshop will be taking place all day.

Location: The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, G4 9SS.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

MIF Festival Square

Until Sunday 22nd July 2019. Free.

Manchester International Festival comes to a close this weekend and that means it’s your last chance to hang out at MIF Festival Square. The event’s hub has set up shop at Albert Square, offering Joes and Janes the chance to enjoy some free live music and tuck into some top grub whilst basking in the city sunshine.

The likes of Freebird Hope will be serving up their signature fried chicken and homemade seitan burgers, while Honest Crust pizza and Manjit’s Kitchen will also be on duty over the weekend. This year’s official beer supplier is JW Lees who’ll be serving up a selection of beers, Champagnes, wines, Prosecco and spirits.

Location: Albert Square, M60 2LA.

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