The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 18 – 24 March 2024

Ready for another jam-packed week? Because we certainly are.

March has already brought with it a whole host of exciting events, and this week is no exception.

From festivals of colour to new foodie openings, there’s something for everyone to get involved in this week.

Keep reading to find out more.

Skills Bootcamp in Event Management

Monday 18 March 2024 | Academy of Live Technology

Images: The Hoot Leeds

This five-week course covers all areas of Event Management, splitting into different areas of planning, as well as marketing strategy; communication and credentials; health and safety and professional etiquette.

Planning is split into multiple sections, including: strategic, stakeholder, sustainability, financial planning (and procurement), as well as exploring site management plans.

To take part in the Events Management course, you must be aged 19 or over and live in West Yorkshire (including Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) and you cannot be in full-time education or undertaking an apprenticeship at the time of joining.

You can register your interest and start the application process here.

Leeds Holi Festival

 Saturday 23 March – Sunday 24 March 2023 | Beaver Works

Image: Leeds Holi Festival

Holi Festival, known as the Festival of Colours , is a joyous celebration of peace, love, happiness and equality through live music and bright colours.

This year, the festival has been extended to a two-day extravaganza and is set to light up the iconic Beaver Works venue on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March from 12.30 to 8pm. The Sunday will be a special day dedicated to families, specifically children, with the addition of family-friendly activities including bouncy castles and funfair rides.

The joyous celebration is globally renowned for the colourful powders friends and families throw at each other, as well as well as the serving of street food, live DJs and performances right in the heart of the city.

Find out more here.

Deep Fried Lasagna Van by Stuzzi

Monday 18 March – Sunday 19 May 2024 | Trinity Kitchen

If you’ve ever been to a Stuzzi pop-up across the city, you’ll most certainly have tried the speciality deep fried lasagna.⁠

Now for those that can’t wait until the next big event to get their hands on another one of these comfort dishes, Trinity Kitchen is hosting Stuzzi every single day of the week from Monday 18 March 2024.⁠

There’s going to be four different types of deep-fried lasagna to choose from, including tomato mozzarella and basil; sausage and pea; four cheese and the classic. ⁠

Indo-Chinese Specials at Bundobust

All week | Mill Hill

Salt and Pepper Okra Fries, ‘Prawn’ Gobi Toast and Gobi Manchurian are all back by popular demand on the Bundobust menu this spring.

Ever since we got our chops round their ‘Prawn’ Gobi Toast in 2022, we’ve been dreaming about it ever since. Available til 14 April, you don’t want to miss out on these delicious specials.

Read more: Indo-Chinese specials are back with a bang at Bundobust for a limited time only

Taco Tuesday

Tuesday 19 March 2024 | Neon Cactus, Call Lane

Images: The Hoot Leeds

If you’ve never visited Neon Cactus for their ever-so-famous Taco Tuesday, then you’re doing it wrong.⁠

Every Tuesday you can enjoy a massive sharing board of ten tasty tacos for just £20. And of course you can grab £6 Margaritas to go alongside them as well, it’s a no brainer.

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