City Festival 2017

City Festival - outdoor cinema

City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city with 17 days of street entertainment, sports, culture, music, art, heritage and more. This year's event run from 12 to 28 August.

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Now in its fifth year, the festival has grown to be one of the major events in Leicester’s calendar.

New additions for 2017 include Big Weekender, a taste of some of the best bits of the annual Leicester Comedy Festival; City Streets, a six day street festival featuring unique performances from national and international street artists; Night of Festivals South Asia’s cultural celebration to mark the 70th Anniversary of Indian and Pakistan Independence and a feast of music with Leicester Music Trail, a range of special events showcasing the best of music and performances.

Many regular events will be returning this year including Get Active, Ride Leicester, Leicester Belgrave Mela, Journeys Festival International, Cosmopolitan Carnival and the ever popular Old Town Festival.

Keep up-to-date with City Festival and other events in Leicester by following @leicesterfest on Twitter and on Facebook.