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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.