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City Festival

City Festival: Night of Festivals 2

City Festival
Saturday 16 August - Bank Holiday Monday 25 August
City Centre


The City Festival is back for a second year, celebrating Leicester in the heart of the city and this year it’s even bigger and better! Taking place over ten fun-packed days, sites across the city centre will buzz with entertainment for all the family. Incorporating well-established favourites like Leicester Belgrave Mela, Ride Leicester Festival, Our Leicester Day and Sports Fest, as well as last year’s hits such as Journeys FestivalEnd of the Pier Delights and the Old Town Festival.  Visit exciting new events such as City Music, City Streets & City Nights, at BBC Radio
Leicester and the Cosmopolitan Carnival, at indoor and outdoor venues.

What's happening each day:
Visit the diary page to see what is happening each day.  Events take place daily within
City Music, City Streets & City Nights. Other highlights include:

Saturday 23 August
10am - 4pm BBC World War One at home
11am - 4pm Buckets & Spades
2pm - 9pm  Cosmopolitan Carnival

Sunday 24 August
10am - 4pm BBC World War One at home
10am - 4pm Our Leicester Day
10am - 4pm Sports Fest
10am - 5pm Sky Ride
11am - 4pm Buckets & Spades
11am - 5pm Journeys Festival
11am - 5pm City Music Stage

Bank Holiday Monday 25 August
10am - 4pm BBC Radio Leicester open day
11am - 4pm Buckets & Spades
11am - 4pm Old Town Festival and Food Fair
11am - 5pm Journeys Festival
11am - 6pm Leicester Belgrave Mela

The festival will make the most of the attractive new streets and spaces that are being created as part of the Connecting Leicester project, including Jubilee Square, developed to mark the Queen’s visit to the city in the year of her Diamond Jubilee. Other sites across the city centre hosting events are Leicester Market, Humberstone & Gallowtree Gate, the Clock Tower, Orton Square, Town Hall Square, Leicester Cathedral and BBC Radio Leicester.

With an array of free activities for all ages, including sports, culture, music, art, heritage and much more, the City Festival provides a great reason to stay local this August.

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