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

Chinese New Year 2020

Chinese New Year Celebrations
25 Jan-8 Feb

Sponsored by BID Leicester, enjoy a dazzling programme to celebrate Chinese New Year, including a city centre procession, exhibition, workshops and more. Find out more >>

Light Up Leicester

Light Up Leicester
5-8 March
Light Up Leicester will offer a digital take on traditional light festivals, with each of the seven large-scale installations interacting with people through sound or sensors, reacting to light, temperature or humidity levels, or responding to data, thanks to an internet connection. Find out more >>


Architect of Air Luminarium
15-19 April

Since 1992 more than three-million visitors in over 40 countries have been welcomed into Architects of Air’s monumental luminaria and we are delighted to host it in the city. A luminarium is a sculpture which people enter for an encounter with the radiant colour that comes simply from daylight shining through the luminarium’s fabric, creating a phenomenon of light. More information coming soon…

More city events…

Leicester Comedy Festival
5-23 Feb, Various Venues

Touted as “one of the best comedy festivals in the world” by The Guardian, Leicester Comedy festival has a long tradition of bringing some of the country’s biggest TV names along with the most innovative emerging comedy talent to Leicester. Find out more >>

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