Events Schedule

There are loads of exciting events taking place in Leicester – have a look below at some of the great things going on in our city this year. For full event listings for the city, go to the Visit Leicester website.

Events sponsored by BID Leicester

Bring The Paint international Street Art Festival

Bring The Paint, 20 – 26 May
Cultural Quarter

Sponsored by BID Leicester, an award-winning international street art festival with live painting of giant murals, 3D floor art, an art fair and workshops, food, music and more. Find out more >>

ReViVe Festival will take us back to the 60s for a Summer of Love in Leicester.

ReVive Festival, 15-30 June
Leicester City Centre

Sponsored by BID Leicester and linked to Mods: Shaping a Generation exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, it’s time to go back to the sixties for a Summer of Love. Experience vintage fairs, live sixties music and events, vinyl records, street food, family fun and more scooters than the set of Quadrophenia. Find out more >>

Journey's Festival weekender music stage in 2018

Journeys Festival, August
Leicester City Centre

Sponsored by BID Leicester, the festival includes free artistic events including music and art that shares the refugee experience with people from different backgrounds. Find out more >>

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon, photo by Neil James

One Giant Leap
July – October
Leicester City Centre

Take a trip to outer space and mark the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in Leicester! Events include an outdoor cinema, 15 intergalactic LEGO® brick sculptures around Leicester,
Luke Jerram’s stunning Museum of the Moon, retro computer games inspired by the moon landings and a spectacular projection show on New Market Square. With so much going on, it promises to be an out-of-this-world experience! Website with full listings coming soon!

More city events…

St George’s Festival, 20 April
Cultural Quarter

An annual, family-friendly event with music, dance and live performances, activities, face-painting and a fancy dress parade.
Find out more >>

Handmade Festival, 5 May
Leicester City Centre

A totally independent music and arts festival, with acts appearing across 10 stages at Leicester’s music venues.
Find out more >>

Riverside Festival, 1 & 2 June
Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard & Castle Gardens

A free two-day festival featuring fun on and off the water, including boat trips on the river, a fun fair, food stalls, arts & crafts, beer tent and music stages. Find out more >>

Diwali, 13 – 29 October
Golden Mile & City Centre

Diwali celebrations in Leicester are famously some of the best in the UK and some of the biggest outside of India. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience of the Festival of Light. Find out more >>

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