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Leicester's Festivals and Celebrations

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Visit Leicester and enjoy some of the region's major festivals and events, ranging from cultural and community celebrations to comedy, music and history. There's something on offer throughout the year. Major festivals in Leicester are listed below, please check with the individual host/venues for further information.

View the What's On Leicester Museums, Galleries & Festivals Summer 2017

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For more festival and events information, including up to date event times, locations and details, visit the What's On site.

Are you thinking of putting on a festival or event and want to use a space in a park, public space or city centre location? You can find out all you need to know here: Leicester Festivals website

If you would like to benefit by sponsoring our impressive festival programme please email festivals@leicester.gov.uk  



June

Bands on Parks season:
From May to September parks across the city play host to live bands, from jazz to brass and everything in between




July

Simon Says...2017: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July |> simonsaysleicester.com
Simon Says… returns to showcase the finest talent from Leicester's music scene and beyond.

Bands on Parks season:
From May to September parks across the city play host to live bands, from jazz to brass and everything in between



August

Leicester Caribbean Carnival: Saturday 5 August |>leicestercarnival.com
Leicester Caribbean Carnival is a hugely popular multicultural event, celebrating the diverse cultures in Leicester while keeping the cultural traditions of the Caribbean alive.

City Festival: Saturday 12 - Monday 28 August | >
visitleicester.info/cityfestival 
The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city with street entertainment, sports, culture, music, art, heritage and more.

Bands on Parks season:
From May to September parks across the city play host to live bands, from jazz to brass and everything in between



September

Bands on Parks season:
From May to September parks across the city play host to live bands, from jazz to brass and everything in between



October

Black History Month: October | >visitleicester.info/blackhistorymonth
Celebrate the heritage, history, arts, culture and accomplishments of people across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora.

Diwali Leicester: Sunday 8 - Sunday 22 October |>visitleicester.info/diwali
Diwali celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India including a fantastic two-week cultural programme.



November 

Abbey Park Bonfire: Saturday 4 November |>visitleicester.info/bonfire
Be dazzled by Leicester’s biggest bonfire and firework display at the city’s official celebration featuring a fantastic family event with live entertainment.



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