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Leicester Riverside Festival
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 2017
Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard & Castle Gardens

Leicester Riverside Festival is a lively weekend of activities for the whole family spread across Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard and Castle Gardens. Sponsored by local housing provider Riverside, this popular festival offers boat trips, live music, a variety of food stalls from around the world, displays and an exciting choice of activities for all ages, making it a fun packed weekend! 

Tender opportunities are now open for arts & craft stalls, general stalls, catering and funfair, view details here 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for Leicester Riverside Festival, view details here.

Boat Owners Information 

It is free of charge to bring your boat to Leicester Riverside Festival. If you are visiting us it would be helpful to let us know in advance by completing the boating booking form.

To help you plan your route use the canal route planner.

Need Further Information?

For information about how to get to Leicester, see our dedicated travel section.

Bede Park and Castle Gardens are located off Leicester's Western Boulevard just a short walk from the city centre (follow signs to De Montfort University). Free secure bike park on site. View the map of the area here

To visit the festival by bus, telephone Traveline on 0871 200 2233.
To visit the festival by bike, visit leicester.gov.uk/cycling Free secure bike park on site.

Planning on travelling to the festival by boat? Find out more at boat owners information. 

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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Decorated boat at Riverside Festival


The river boasts beautiful scenery, wildlife and was once the most profitable commercial navigation route in Britain. Explore this treasure in the centre of Leicester.