The Welwyn Garden City BID brings together all the businesses of Welwyn Garden City town centre to make the town a better place to live, work and enjoy.


Welwyn Garden City BID Limited

is a limited company registered in England and Wales

Company Registration Number 10582411

VAT Registration Number 263995554

Welwyn Garden City BID

Office 7, Floor 3
The Gate House

Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6NS

Tel. 01707 497 930

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The World Food Festival is a celebration of world culture in the heart of Wonderful Welwyn Garden City. An opportunity for visitors to experience new tastes and flavours around the globe. 

Join us on Saturday 18 May 2019


There will be 30 food stalls cooking up culinary delights from South African to Caribbean, why not come and try something new? 

In Wigmores South there will be a food market selling products for you to purchase and take home to enjoy. 

A list of providers will be listed here in due course, so check back soon. 

Cooking demonstration stage

Learn some great tips on COOKING AT HOME from the experts at the cooking demonstration stage, programme 11:00 until 16:30.

Kumud Gandhi from The Cooking Academy will feature, demonstrating how to cook great tasting food with high nutritional value, alongside chefs from Oaklands College and Sushi Daily from Waitrose.

World Music Stage

They say it makes the world go round and we say it helps the food go down! Enjoy a variety of performances while you sample the delights of the Food Festival. 

Stage Programme: 11:00 until 17:00

  • Sabihah Stars Belly Dancing

  • Dhol Division

  • Secret Beasts

  • Oaklands College Music

  • Brixton Cumbia Association

  • Cotter Irich Dancing

  • The SGs Reggae Band

Fairy Fresh Fish Company

These two superb silly fishmongers will be selling their wares. With dancing prawns, an octopus which comes to life and stirrings in the jellied eel jar, this walkabout is not to be missed.

Find them in Howardsgate:

12:00, 13:00, 14:30

Children's entertainment

Take a ride on the model steam train, reach new heights with our bungee trampolines, FREE face painting and great photo opportunities with your favourite characters. We also have activities by Templewood PTA and the Willow Foundation for the whole family to enjoy.