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Leicester Guide: Festivals

By bzellie 14 Aug 2021

If festivals are your sort of thing, you'll be spoilt for choice in Leicester.

Leicester put on some of the biggest and best festivals around, definitely worth attending during your time here!

You'll have loads of opportunities to join in one of Leicester's many festivals, which include:

  • Diwali celebrations (the biggest outside of India!)
  • Leicester Comedy Festival
  • Riverside Festival
  • Caribbean Carnival 
  • Leicester Pride

Diwali Celebrations

Not to mention the Diwali festival in Leicester is the biggest outside of India! 

Leicester Comedy Festival 

People come from all over the world to attend Leicesters Comedy Festival, with events across a whole month, you won't miss your chance to grab some tickets.

Riverside Festival

Running over two days, this festival has fun on and off the water, including live music, arts and crafts, and of course boat rides - the perfect way to spend a summer's day.

Caribbean Carnival 

This carnival celebrates Leicester's diverse Caribbean cultures and traditions in one colourful carnival, no better way to brighten up a day filled with fun.

Leicester Pride

Leicester Pride celebration has something for everyone with live singing and dancing, it's an event for all ages. Head out and show your support to the LGBT community here in Leicester.


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