Leicester Caribbean Carnival
Saturday 1 August 2015
Victoria Park and city centre
Leicester Caribbean Carnival is a hugely popular multicultural event, celebrating the diverse cultures in Leicester while keeping the cultural traditions of the Caribbean alive. It is one of the largest multicultural events in the East Midlands with an estimated 80,000 people on the parade route and 20,000 on the park.
This year Leicester Caribbean Carnival celebrates 30 years of carnival with the theme The Americas.
Soak up the excitement of this year’s event from 11am at the carnival village on Victoria Park; featuring three music stages plus main stage, a variety of art, craft and food stalls from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, children's village and funfair.
The official opening ceremony begins at 12.30pm followed by the street carnival showcasing floats from Luton, London, Huddersfield, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. The procession transforms the city with their vibrant coloured costumes and presentations before then returning to Victoria Park for a final performance in the main arena.
Programme of events
9am - 11am: Mandela Park activities
10.30am - 12.30pm: Contrast Steelband (Granville Road)
11am: Carnival Village opens to the public
12:30pm: Offical Carnival opening
1pm: Street Carnival of troupes & floats
2pm: Main stage activities
8pm: Carnival ends
For the latest updates follow the carnival on facebook /LeicesterCaribbeanCarnival and on twitter @Leics_Carnival
For further details:
Tel: 0116 273 6649