City Festival

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City Festival
Saturday 20 August - Monday 29 August 2016
Various venues

The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. For ten fun–packed days, the city will be buzzing with activity for all the family as streets and venues are filled with entertainment, street arts, sports, culture, music, heritage and more.  

Now in its 4th year the City Festival has grown to be one of the major events in our festival calendar. New additions for 2016 include Trolleys, a magical street theatre from Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie which will mysteriously appear in the city; Light House Keeping a unique show incorporating music and projection and a major international drum and firework show, Clash of Drums.

Many regular events will be returning this year including the ever popular SportsFest, now called Get Active! promoting active living and wellbeing activities throughout the city and the Summer Art Trail, a vibrant programme of exhibitions, residencies, performances, music and family workshops. Firm favourites Skyride, Leicester Belgrave Mela, Journeys Festival International and Cosmopolitan Carnival will return and there will also be events to celebrate the Old Town including the ever popular Family Day.

View full details of events and activities here  Further information, brochure and maps will be posted in July.

Need further information?

Pop in or call us at Visit Leicester to find out how we can help you enjoy the City Festival even more, see Visit Leicester.

For information on getting to events visit plan your trip to Leicester. We also recommend choosehowyoumove for information on and travlel advice.

The City Festival is organised by Leicester City Council. For information regarding the organisation of the festival email festivals@leicester.gov.uk or telephone 0116 454 3600.

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> View Leicestershire TV's video featuring highlights of the City Festival 2014