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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.



Thu 22 Feb - Sat 3 Mar 2018

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancee.



Tue 27 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 27 Feb 2018

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

Melton Mowbray

Melton Farmer's Market

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce. Refreshments and usual stalls available.

Melton Mowbray


Tue 27 Feb 2018

The Fur & Feather Auctions at Melton Mowbray Market have a national reputation for the range and excellence of the livestock available but also include plants, produce, timber and sundry goods and chattels.

Melton Mowbray


Tue 27 Feb 2018

This ghost walk is medium lead and an historian is also present. Haunted Heritage Guests will have the use of paranormal detection equipment throughout the walk. Please come suitably dressed as the walk is open to the elements.

Market Bosworth

Simon King

Wed 28 Feb 2018

Simon’s love of wildlife began in his childhood home in Africa; it certainly influenced his first career choice which was to become an elephant when he grew up!


Last updated January 2018