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.


Events sponsored by BID Leicester

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More city events…

For full event listings for the city, go to the Visit Leicester website.

St George’s Festival – CANCELLED
Orton Square and Cultural Quarter
Events inlude maypole dancing, dragon hunting and a knights and princess parade – a great family day out.
Find out more >>

Knife Angel – POSTPONED
Cathedral Gardens
See the Knife Angel in Cathedral Gardens – an impressive artwork with a serious message, the 3.5 tonne angel is made of 100,000 blades and makes a powerful statement about knife crime. Check the Leicester Cathedral website for more details >>

Leicester Riverside Festival – CANCELLED
Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard & Castle Gardens

Spread over four areas, this free two-day festival features fun on and off the water. Find out more >>

Leicester Caribbean Carnival
Leicester City Centre
August TBC

Dubbed as the largest multi-cultural event in the East Midlands, the colourful carnival celebrates the traditions of the Caribbean. Find out more >>

City Festival
Jubilee Square
21 – 31 August

The Dome will be back in Jubilee Square this August – enjoy a 10 day programme of performances ranging from family friendly activities to music and comedy evenings. Find out more >>

Leicester Pride
Victoria Park
September TBC

Leicester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Festival is a colourful and vibrant event celebrating diversity and freedom of expression. Find out more >>

Gaia
Leicester Cathedral
16 October – 6 November

Luke Jerram’s Gaia comes to Leicester Cathedral. Measuring 7m in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface. There will be a programme of events to celebrate Gaia in Leicester. Check the Leicester Cathedral website for more details >>

Diwali
Golden Mile and Leicester City Centre
November TBC

Diwali celebrations in Leicester are famously some of the best in the UK and some of the biggest outside of India. Enjoy a full programme of events in Leicester along with top tips for how best to enjoy the Festival of Light in the city. Find out more >>

Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display
Abbey Park
November TBC

Be dazzled by Leicester’s biggest bonfire and firework display at the city’s official celebration. Find out more >>

Christmas in Leicester 2020
Leicester City Centre
November and December TBC

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in Leicester. From the magical lights switch on to late-night shopping, theatre, festive dining and activities for all the family, there’s loads of fun to be had in the city. Find out more >>

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