A view of Leighton Buzzard High street with crowds of people sitting at benches under parasols enjoying the food stalls that line the street.
Event Information
This event has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
11:00 - 16:00
Leighton Buzzard High Street

The Big Lunch Food Festival

The Cultural & Economic Services Committee has taken the decision to cancel the Big Lunch. Where we can, we will offer alternative activities or link-ups through social media platforms.


Our Big Lunch Food Festival is now in its 8th year celebrating not only local food and produce, but a wide variety of foods from around the world.

This annual event usually takes place on the first Sunday in June.

Originally established to coincide with the Nationwide Big Lunch initiative, the festival celebrates all things food and drink, as well as offering the community a chance to enjoy dining “al fresco” and the opportunity to catch up with family and friends. In 2019 over 4,000 people took to the high street to enjoy the street party atmosphere of the event.

A large number of stalls offer a diverse selection of hot and cold food, savouries/snacks, drinks and other food related products. Cookery demonstrations take place throughout the day showing practical culinary tips alongside workshops for both children and adults offering a ‘have-a-go’ experience. Live entertainment and acts suitable for all ages bring additional enjoyment to visitors attending the festival.

The Big Lunch national initiative is run by Eden Projects, more details can be found here: https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/thebiglunchhomepage.

For more information please contact the Events Team on 01525 631918 eventsteam@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk