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Festivals and Events

A city of diversity

Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the UK and has a vibrant and varied culture. From city wide festivals, to sporting events, concert, or exhibitions, there’s a little something for everyone.


You could pack your calendar with something different every weekend in Leicester, as the city plays host to a wide variety of cultural, culinary and community events and festivals. From the largest Festival of Lights outside of India, to the colourful Pride parade, a few of the most popular, festivals include;

  • Diwali
  • Caribbean Carnival
  • Leicester Comedy Festival
  • Pride
  • Bring the Paint
  • Fake Festival
What's on


There’s a range of ad-hoc events throughout the year, including concerts, art exhibitions, food festivals, and much more.

Leicester is home to several different types of venues hosting events, from concerts and live comedy at the O2 Academy or De Mort Hall, to exhibitions at the Leicester Musuem and Gallery.

Here are a few ways to stay up to date with everything that’s going on:

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