Southsea Food Festival 20 & 21 July 2024

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The popular Southsea Food Festival returns to start the summer holidays on 20 and 21 July with over 60 food and drink stalls offering some of the best food and drink producers in the region.

As one of the largest food festivals along the South Coast, Southsea Food Festival is marking its 16th edition with a greater range of market stalls, hot food traders, tips from makers and producers, family entertainments and live acoustic music stage showcasing the best local talent.

The 2-day event takes place in the heart of Southsea, forming a vibrant hub of activity around Clarendon Road, Palmerston Road, Osborne Road, and Avenue De Caen. Many of the fabulous restaurants in this area are also taking part offering advice, tasters, and treats.

Food lovers can browse, sample, and buy a wide range of foods including churros, takoyaki, ice cream, cannelloni, BBQ, condiments, local brewed beers and even Portsmouth 5-year aged rum.  From local suppliers to inspiration from far flung corners of the world, there will also be plenty of options for veggies, vegans and those with gluten or dairy allergies.

Southsea Food Festival is part of a programme of activities to support small businesses in Portsmouth. The event celebrates the thriving and diverse food scene of Portsmouth & Southsea’s independent restaurants, retailers, and communities.  Get ready for a great foodie day out!


Music Programme

Here is our line up on the live acoustic music stage showcasing the best local talent and organised by The Wedgewood Rooms.

Music programme Southsea Food Festival 2024


We have over 60 traders confirmed. Check out the traders list here.

Doodle Map of the event site

Doodle map of Southsea Food Festival

Created by Seekers Create.

Download the Southsea Food Festival doodle map here 


Best to beat any jams and walk, cycle or take pubic transport to Southsea Food Festival.

  • If coming from outside of the city, use our Portsmouth’s Park & Ride service to the D Day Story, Southsea which is just next to the our festival site.
  • Take the train to Portsmouth & Southsea station and then walk through Southsea’s historic streets (20 mins) or cycle (10mins)
  • Pick up the bus for only £2 each way with First Bus on routes 1,3 & 18 and on Stagecoach routes 23. Buses can be picked up from Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea and Cosham stations.

If travelling by car 

  • Disabled parking is available at the Pyramids car park, D Day Story car park, Southsea Common car park.


Safety is our top priority at Southsea Food Festival – along with great food! The event is outdoors with space between the stalls to ensure easy browsing  and a relaxing atmosphere.

We have water points, first aid and a welfare area located at the top of Avenue De Caen.

The weather is also looking hot! So Stay #WeatherAware 🌞

💧 Drink plenty of water  🧴 Wear sun cream to protect against high UV  👕 Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes

⛱️ Try to stay out of the direct sun, especially between 11am and 3pm when UV rays are strongest.


Southsea Food Festival 2024 is supported by Greatest Hits Radio 

with thanks to Express FM, Hampshire Fare, Pompey in the Community and Solent Sky Services 

For more information

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