Sunday 16 October - Sunday 30 October 2016
Diwali Switch-On Sunday 16 October / Diwali Day Sunday 30 October
Cossington Street Recreation Ground, Belgrave Road, City Centre & other venues
Diwali celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India, with over 37,000 people attending the 2015 switch on of the lights on Belgrave Road and more attending Diwali Day itself, in the heart of the city's Asian community. Enjoy a firework display and live cultural entertainment on stage as the festival of light marks the start of the Hindu New Year.
Further information and the full event programme will be published mid September.
Details of tendering and sponsorship opportunites can be found here leicester.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/festivals-and-events/opportunities-in-festivals/
Leicester City Council is a partner in the Without Walls Associate Touring Network, a group of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England. For more information on the work of Without Walls ATN, please visit: www.withoutwalls.uk.com/atn/’
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Follow our Celebrate Safely Diwali advice
Pop in or call us at Visit Leicester to find out how we can help you enjoy Leicester Diwali Celebrations even more, see Visit Leicester or see Welcome to Leicester to find out more about the city of Leicester.
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