City Festival

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

The City Festival, held in August, celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. Taking place over ten fun-packed days, sites across the city centre are filled with entertainment including sports, culture, music, art, heritage and more.

Incorporating well-established favourites like Leicester Belgrave Mela, Ride Leicester Festival, Journeys Festival, Sports Fest, City Music Festival, Old Town Festival and Cosmopolitan Carnival 2015 also welcomed some exciting new events including Open House Circus Extravaganza, Flavours of Rugby, Summer Art Trail,
a major international street project from Australia, Tangle plus events to mark the 530th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth and the 800 year anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

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

Opportunities at City Festival

Part of the City Festival, Summer Art Trail 2016 is a non-profit, ten-day, contemporary visual arts festival taking over the city of Leicester.

Opportunities are now open to get involved in the Summer Art Trail, these include joining as part of the trail with your workshop, exhibition, perfomance or event.  There is also a training and internship programme for aspiring artists, equipping them with the tools to succeed their career goals.

In addition there will be an open call for artists, these will open in May. Full details of these opportunities can be found at silvervinearts.wix.com/summerarttrail

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.

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 photographs of the City Festival 2015 on facebook

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