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Vibrant festivals, live gigs, contemporary theatre, and unusual rural events, Leicester and 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 including the Leicester Caribbean Carnival. If you need some laughter in your life, visit the Leicester Comedy Festival held each February. 

But it's not all about big festivals and performing art 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 major film buff, watch in style at Leicester's Cinema de Lux or Phoenix

In the county you can experience quirky and traditional rural festivals and live music performances. Enjoy the many food festivals taking place all year round such as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, Artisan Cheese Fair, ChocFest or PieFest. Outdoor ampitheatres, concerts in castles to the bizarre Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking and our very own GlastonBudget – ideal if you missed those essential tickets to Glastonbury! The award-winning 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 (don't forget to take along a picnic full of tasty Leicestershire goodies!)

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Mon 3 Sep - Mon 22 Oct 2018

8 week workshop course to learn new skills and create something beautiful.

Market Harborough

 
 
 

Thu 6 Sep - Thu 25 Oct 2018

8 week workshop course to learn new skills and create something beautiful.

Market Harborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Tue 25 Sep - Wed 31 Oct 2018

We are delighted to have an exhibition of Comic Art running at Charnwood Museum Gallery from 25 September to 31 October 2018, with free entry throughout.

Loughborough

 
 
 

Sat 13 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Voted the best Halloween daytime attraction for families, Family Scream runs from 13th October to 4th November daily with over 20,000 FREE pumpkins for kids to carve.

Melton Mowbray

 
 
 
Apollo 50 at the National Space Centre

Sat 13 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first mission in the Apollo space programme to carry a crew into space.

Leicester

 
 
 

Thu 18 Oct - Tue 6 Nov 2018

With sensory activities, dressing up, games, quizzes and more – come and try out our new activity space!

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Thu 18 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Craft your very own creation in clay and take home a souvenir of Loogabarooa! We will help you make a unique masterpiece. This event is part of the Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books.

Loughborough

 
 
 

Thu 18 Oct - Tue 6 Nov 2018

The Loogabarooga Festival is in town! Come and have a go at our fun gallery game inspired by our current exhibition.

Loughborough

 
 
 
The Big Bookcase

Thu 18 - Tue 23 Oct 2018

Its back! Come along to Charnwood Museum and create a book to go on our BIG Bookcase! Help us build our living library of reading memories by contributing a book cover of your own design to our bookcase! FREE activity for all ages.

Loughborough

 
 
Last updated January 2018