The City Festival, held in August, celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city and this year it was even bigger and better. Taking place over ten fun-packed days, sites across the city centre were filled 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 Festival, End of the Pier Delights and the Old Town Festival. Plus there were exciting new events such as City Music, City Streets & City Nights, at BBC Radio Leicester and the Cosmopolitan Carnival, at indoor and outdoor venues.
The festival made the most of the attractive new streets and spaces 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 were Leicester Market, Humberstone & Gallowtree Gate, the Clock Tower, Orton Square, Town Hall Square, Leicester Cathedral and BBC Radio Leicester.
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