Up to date information about festivals in Leicester is on our festivals page
The Diwali Lights
The Diwali Lights are
a feature of the Belgrave Area of Leicester.
Join the largest celebrations
outside of India. Diwali lights switch-on,
Belgrave Road, Cossington Street Recreation
Ground, Sunday 8th October 2006.
Diwali Day Celebrations,
Cossington Street Recreation ground, Saturday
21st October 2006, 6.45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Leicester Festivals web site - This site is a gateway for information on festivals and outdoor events held in the city.
Leicester Comedy Festival
The biggest comedy festival
in the UK - 10th to 19th February 2006
See their web site
August - in the City
centre and Victoria Park
Photogallery of the 2005
Caribbean Carnival - click
The annual festival for
the gay and lesbian community takes place
in June in the city centre and on Victoria
Park. A free event open to everyone. web
Bede Park & Mile
Straight, Western Boulevard, Leicester.
Narrow boat rides, market stalls, food
stalls, face painting, live music, puppet
show, viking re-enactment, and much more. See
the web site
Black History Season
October to November,
with events taking place at various venues.
A festival to celebrate the achivements
of African and African Caribbean people
across the diaspora. See
the web site for
This Hindu festival precedes Dwali and begins in November.