Events & Festivals
With vibrant festivals, live gigs, contemporary theatre and unusual rural events, Leicestershire has lots to entertain you!
Leicester boasts a diverse range of entertainment. From live music and performances at De Montfort Hall to city festivals with the Castle Park Heritage and Arts Festival, Caribbean Carnival and Diwali. If you need some laughter in your life then visit the Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival or Highlight Leicester. But it's not all about big festivals and performing arts productions, visit The Musician for intimate performances from live bands or, as you are walking around the city centre, look out for street performances. If you're a film buff, watch in style at Leicester's Cinema de Lux or Phoenix.
Out in the county you can experience quirky and traditional rural festivals and live music performances. Enjoy food festivals - such as the Leicestershire Food Fortnight and the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, outdoor amphitheatres, concerts in castles to the bizarre Hallaton Bottle Kicking Contest and our very own GlastonBudget – ideal if you missed those essential tickets to Glastonbury! Loughborough Town Hall is the place to be if you enjoy live performances and panto's or visit Conkers or Calke Abbey for live musical performances in magnificent surroundings (and take along a picnic full of tasty Leicestershire goodies).
Browse all events that are taking place in Leicestershire - markets, live shows, scarecrow festivals, country fairs and lots more.
Major events take place in Leicestershire throughout the year.
Look at the huge variety of live entertainment that takes place in theatres and venues in our city and market towns.
Either book a guided walk with a Blue Badge Guide or local guide to learn about the local area.
Pick up a bargain at one of the many street markets that take place each week in the city and county or look for farmers' markets that take place regularly to buy fresh, local produce.