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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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Edible Forest Festival

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Mon 5 Feb - Fri 9 Mar 2018

Come and view the spectacular snowdrops growing in our lovely grounds. Refreshments available in our restaurant.


Votes for Women

Tue 6 Feb - Sat 24 Mar 2018

On 6th February 1918 The Royal Assent to the Representation of the People Act gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote. Come and celebrate the Centenary at this exhibition at Loughborough Library.



Sat 10 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

Pick up a sheet from our ticket office, explore the Heritage Centre and Country Park to find the missing animals and return to collect your prize.

Market Bosworth


Sat 10 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

Adventures at CONKERS over half term will keep the family engage for hours. Every day there will be daily craft activities from 11:00am to 4:00pm Come and take part in a Ranger Activity at 10.30am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm & 3.00pm everyday


February Half Term at Twycross Zoo

Sat 10 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

Bring the whole family for a trip to Twycross Zoo this Half Term from 10th – 25th February 2018 – we’re open every day from 10am – 5pm!



Mon 19 - Sat 24 Feb 2018

A spectacular, soaring score including Look What Happened To Mabel, I Won’t Send Roses, Tap Your Troubles Away and Time Heals Everything, Mack and Mabel is a beautiful, touching and heart-breaking story of two of Hollywood’s greatest icons


'Allo 'Allo

Tue 20 - Sat 24 Feb 2018

Presented by Festival Players Yes, it's 'Allo 'Allo! And it is coming to Loughborough for the first time!



Tue 20 Feb 2018

Every Tuesday sees a packed ringside of buyers wanting all qualities and weights of cattle being bought for some of the countries leading supermarkets and also many independent local butchers, guaranteeing excellent results.

Melton Mowbray


Tue 20 Feb 2018

Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs.

Melton Mowbray

Last updated January 2018