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Riverside Festival - Festivals, See & Do in Leicester

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Riverside Festival

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Riverside Festival

Leicester Riverside Festival, now in its 22nd year, returns on the first weekend in June. Spread over four areas this free two-day festival features fun on and off the water.

Bede Park will  feature family activities including a fun fair, food stalls, arts & crafts, beer tent, acoustic music stage and lots of join in activities, whilst on the Piazza area our large music stage will feature great live bands and music for all ages.

Western Boulevard sees the return of the hugely popular street market with arts, crafts, tasty street food plus the Ride Leicester cycling area. River Soar & Mile Straight hosts the colourful narrow boat rally, boat trips, canoes, boat rides, demonstrations and the opportunity to view and buy work from local artists at Art on The River. 

Castle Gardens includes children's activities with an eco and environmental focus and after last year’s success the return of the Broken Records Swing Festival.

Further details on all the events and activities taking place can be found in the Riverside Festival brochure.

It's sure to be one of the best waterside festivals in the country and a fun-packed weekend not to be missed!

Make sure you follow the Facebook event page for the latest updates.

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Key Information

Bede Park, Mile Straight, Western Boulevard & Castle Gardens, Leicester

Tel: +44 (0)116 4543600

Opening Times

Riverside Festival (1 June 2019 - 2 June 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday12:00 - 19:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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