Almost 10,000 free tickets have been snapped up for City of Wolverhampton's inaugural Festival of Food and Drink.


The weekend festival on Saturday 8 July (1pm to 8pm) and Sunday 9 (12pm to 7pm) is the flagship event of this year's packed 'Visit the City of Wolverhampton' programme.

It will take place on Wulfruna Street, the Civic Centre Ceremonial car park, St Peter's car park and the pedestrian area outside the University of Wolverhampton's Ambika Paul building.

City partners have also come together to entice residents and visitors with a host of other free or purse friendly activities and offers between Friday 30 June and Sunday 16 July.

William Power of Street Banquet and Director of E11EVEN GROUP has staged events across the country, and will deliver the Festival of Food and Drink.

He said: "As a local businessman born in the city, I am delighted to be involved in an event that will bring visitors to Wolverhampton.

"The Festival of Food and Drink, as part of Visit the City of Wolverhampton programme, is a brand new entertainment offer for the city and I am looking forward to my family and friends being part of it."

Other highlights in the Visit the City of Wolverhampton programme include a free afternoon of horse racing at Wolverhampton Racecourse; free entry to the Wolves Football Club Museum; free Super Saturday fitness activities at WV Active leisure centres; and a free tour of Banks's Brewery.

Plus, there are discounted offers for an evening at Wolves Speedway, Grand Theatre productions, and eating and drinking offers.

Enjoy the 'Wolves in Wolves' sculpture trail - a guided fun walk around the city centre showcasing wolves decorated by different artists and placed around the city to create the largest public art event in the City of Wolverhampton.

Browse the shops and indulge yourself in the restaurants, cafes and bars.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Wolverhampton is a vibrant, thriving city with plenty to offer every day of the year.

"The summer Visit the City of Wolverhampton programme has even more on offer and it is a great way to sample places you might not normally think of visiting.

"We are really excited about this year's programme. It is a great initiative showcasing our great city."

For full details of the fun packed programme of events head to Enjoy Wolverhampton.

  • released: Wednesday  21 June, 2017