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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 such as the Handmade Festival, Leicester Caribbean Carnival and Leicester Belgrave Mela. 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 UK 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! 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 fortget to take along a picnic full of tasty Leicestershire goodies!)

What's on this week in the city 

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ELO Experience

Sat 1 Jul 2017

A group of hugely experienced guys have now come together to re-create the sounds of the fabulous Electric Light Orchestra to great acclaim.


Noye's Fludde 2017

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul 2017

Market Harborough


Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul 2017

Situated at the Market Harborough Showground, Texas Steakhouse is delighted to announce it’s very own Texfest, which will be taking place for the first time this year!

Market Harborough

Market Bosworth Country Show

Sun 2 Jul 2017

The Market Bosworth Country Show is a popular, one day, agricultural event, still being one of the biggest in the county.

Market Bosworth

Market Harborough Farmers Market

Thu 6 Jul 2017

Support local farmers, producers and makers selling everything from fresh, local meats, cheeses, pies, and cakes to vegan food, local beer, plants and flowers.

Market Harborough

Harborough Concerts

Sat 8 Jul 2017

It's 50 years since the release of the Beatles seminal Sgt Pepper album and to celebrate this creative and cultural landmark Harborough Concerts presents a complete live performance of the whole album arranged by David Le Page.

Market Harborough

The Glorious Music in the Yard

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Very pleased to announce this year's date for Music in the Yard which will be on SATURDAY 8TH JULY...get the date in your diaries everyone! In the meantime keep your eye on our website for news!


The Rempstone Steam & Country Show

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Held in the heart of the countryside on the Leicester/Nottingham border, this well established show has everything for a wonderful family day out.


VBOA National

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

The Vauxhall, Bedford & Opel Association National Rally. The largest event, of it's kind, in Europe now has a new home at the Market Harborough Showground.

Market Harborough

Last updated October 2016