Enjoy a weekend at the Timber Festival near Ashby de la Zouch

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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.  At the Timber Festival you can step into an incredible weekend of music, arts, ideas and wellbeing among the trees at Feanedock, near Ashby de la Zouch. 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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Mermaid Cove

Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2020

Visit Mermaid Cove in the Enchanted Forest!

Melton Mowbray


Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2020

There’s no place like home


Dino Week at Wheelgate

Mon 25 - Fri 29 May 2020

Terrifyingly fun this May Half Term! Dino week returns!

Melton Mowbray


Tue 26 May 2020

Join the haunted heritage team as we take you round the surrounding of the furnace, kilns and wooded area.Listen to our historian and medium tell tales from history and of ghostly goings on. Part of The National Forest Walking Festival.


Family nights

Fri 29 May 2020

Disco & Karaoke plus entertainment from The Party Entertainers!



Fri 29 May 2020

Bring your vintage car or come and have a look.

Melton Mowbray

Ashby street eats and beats.JPG

Fri 29 May 2020

Your new monthly meeting place!!Last Friday of the month, Ashby Street Eats & Beats plays host to amazing streetfood, bars, cocktails and resident DJ. Bring your whole tribe, friendly vibe. Everyone welcome dogs on leads



Fri 29 May 2020

Loughborough Comedy Club - IGNACIO LOPEZ https://www.comedylopez.com/ STEVE HALL http://avalonuk.com/clients/steve-hall/ Clayton Jones Compere Spiky Mike


Guided Walks at Bosworth Battlefield

Sat 30 - Sun 31 May 2020

This is a great way to learn about the Battle of Bosworth.

Market Bosworth