What's On in Leicester

Find out what's on in Leicester and Leicestershire with our comprehensive listings that cover everything from theatre to music, comedy to art exhibitions.

Leicester has a comprehensive calendar of events that covers everything from comedy to theatre, art exhibitions to sporting events, traditional seasonal events to rich and colorful festivals. There is always something to see and do with a choice of activities to satisfy all ages, every budget and interest.

During the long hot summer months Leicester has numerous music performances of bands in the parks playing at Abbey park, Knighton Park, Western Park and Castle Gardens.

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival is Britain’s longest-running comedy festival. In recent years it had become hugely popular attracting thousands of visitors to its 600+ shows including household names and the best new acts in the UK.

With Leicester’s large and vibrant Asian community there are numerous events including Holi, Diwali and Eid-ul-Fitr. The celebrations of Diwali are one of the biggest outside of India attracting up to 35,000 people. Also not to be missed is Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival a celebration of Caribbean cultural identity which attracts a multi-cultural audience in excess of 20,000.

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