The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. For ten fun–packed days, the city will be buzzing with activity for all the family as streets and venues are filled with entertainment, street arts, sports, culture, music, heritage and more.

Now in its 4th year the City Festival has grown to be one of the major events in our festival calendar. New additions for 2016 include Trolleys, a magical street theatre from Marvellous Imaginary Menageriewhich will mysteriously appear in the city; Light House Keeping a unique show incorporating music and projection and a major international drum and firework show, Clash of Drums.

Many regular events will be returning this year including the ever popular SportsFest, now called Get Active! promoting active living and wellbeing activities throughout the city and the Summer Art Trail, a vibrant programme of exhibitions, residencies, performances, music and family workshops. Firm favourites Skyride, Leicester Belgrave Mela, Journeys Festival International and Cosmopolitan Carnival will return and there will also be events to celebrate the Old Town including the ever popular Family Day.

Find full information of all the events HERE

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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