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Leicester Riverside Festival

Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard & Castle Gardens

One of Leicester's biggest free festivals and a lively weekend of activities for the whole family spread across Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard and Castle Gardens. 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!  teway College Showcase

Need Further Information?

T: 0116 299 4444
E: info@visitleicester.info
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). 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.

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

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.