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Leicester Caribbean Carnival

Girl dressed in costume at Caribbean Carnival

Saturday 2nd August 2014
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. A celebration of Nelson Mandela is the theme for 2014.

Held on the first weekend in August, it is one of the largest multicultural events in the East Midlands with an estimated 20,000 people and caters for the entire family.

Celebrations begin with the official opening ceremony on Victoria Park followed by the vibrant street carnival, featuring various troupes and floats displaying magnificent costumes which will travel into the city centre and back. View the parade route here.

The carnival village will feature music, fun fair, food stalls, arts & crafts and children's village. For further information on the days programme, tickets and parking view the carnival flyer.

Entrance Fee

Entry to the park (12 - 60 years): £3
Advance tickets for groups of 4: £10*
Under 12's and over 60 years: Free
*No group tickets available on the day

Tickets available from:
BBC Radio Leicester, 9 St. Nicholas Place, Leicester, LE1 5LB
Stabana Cultural Products, 119 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FA

From 11am on the day:
Main entrance to Victoria Park on London Road.
Ticket booth at Victoria Park Road, near to the roundabout on London Road.

Road Closures

Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place, please see Need Further Information? for details.