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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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Harborough Market

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Nov 2018

With over 60 independent stalls we have everything in our Food Hall from a specialist butcher, fishmonger, cheesemonger, cake stall and sweet stall, to stalls selling the latest fashion, gifts, jewellery, furniture, haberdashery and pet sup

Market Harborough

 
 
 

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Why not come along and sample some of the gastronomic delights that the local area has to offer? Producers at the market offer free tastings and can give some great cookery tips.

Hinckley

 
 
 

Thu 15 - Fri 16 Nov 2018

More than just the usual 2-minute Santa visit – on selected dates throughout November and December – we’ve got plenty of magical activities that all the family will enjoy, all FREE* with your zoo admission ticket!

Hinckley

 
 
 

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Robert Habermann sings the unforgettable songs and tells the remarkable story of Francis Albert Sinatra - from band singer to 1940’s ‘pop idol. From his fall from popularity to swinging his way through the 1950’s.

Coalville

 
 
 

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

More than just the usual 2-minute Santa visit – on selected dates throughout November and December – we’ve got plenty of magical activities that all the family will enjoy, all FREE* with your zoo admission ticket!

Hinckley

 
 
 

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Enjoy sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea in the elegant surroundings of Beaumanor Hall.

Loughborough

 
 
 

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Ashby Farmers Market operates on the third Sunday of every month on North Street Car Park, Ashby de la zouch, LE65 1HU. From 9am until 1.30pm.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 
 
 

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Unique hand crafted, quality gifts - over 30 stalls, all undercover FREE Entry - FREE Parking - FULL disabled access

Melton Mowbray

 
 
 
Harborough Market

Sun 18 Nov 2018

With over 60 independent stalls we have everything in our Food Hall from a specialist butcher, fishmonger, cheesemonger, cake stall and sweet stall, to stalls selling the latest fashion, gifts, jewellery, furniture, haberdashery and pet sup

Market Harborough

 
 
Last updated January 2018