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City Festival - Outdoor Cinema, Festivals, See & Do in Leicester

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City Festival


City Festival

City Festival celebrates everything we love about Leicester – right in the heart of the city. The 2018 festival takes place over ten fun-packed days, filling the city centre with street entertainment, sports, culture, music, art, heritage and more.  

Now in its 6th year, the City Festival has grown to be one of the major events in our festival calendar. There will be new additions for 2018 plus many regular events that you’ve come to love over the years will be returning; offering a vast programme including old favourites as well as new additions, City Festival is a great reason to be in Leicester this August!

To include your event in the City Festival please contact the festivals and events team at


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Visitor Details

Key Information

City Centre, Leicester

Tel: +44 (0)116 4543600

Opening Times

City Festival 2018 (18 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018)



Sunday, 12 August 2018 - Sunday, 12 August 2018

Let's Ride LeicesterLet's Ride Leicester
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Sunday, 12 August 2018 - Sunday, 12 August 2018

Leicester Castle ClassicLeicester Castle Classic
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Sunday, 24 June 2018 - Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sunday, 29 July 2018 - Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sunday, 26 August 2018 - Sunday, 26 August 2018

Sunday, 30 September 2018 - Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday, 28 October 2018 - Sunday, 28 October 2018

Open StreetsOpen Streets
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Saturday, 18 August 2018 - Sunday, 19 August 2018

Green Bicycle Mystery WeekendGreen Bicycle Mystery Weekend 2018
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Saturday, 11 August 2018 - Sunday, 26 August 2018

Ride Leicester FestivalRide Leicester Festival
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