City Festival, Leicester, Sat 12 Aug- Monday 28 Aug
The City Festival celebrates Leicester in all its glory. Taking place over 17 fun-packed days, sites across the city centre will be filled with street entertainment, sports, culture, music, art, heritage and more.New for 2017 include a six day street festival featuring unique performances from national and international street artists; Night of Festivals South Asia and Leicester Music Trail, a range of special events showcasing the best of music and performances. Other highlights include a colourful Rickshaw Run and parade, a cosmopolitan carnival, City ride, that includes a unique pitch-side route through a Premier League football stadium and much much more.
Twycross Zoo Zooniversity, Mon 21 Fri – 25 August
Twycross Zoo also offers plenty of entertainment for animal enthusiastic teenagers at Zooniversity. Aimed at 15-18 year olds, it’s perfect for any young adults interested in conservation, captive breeding and veterinary science. The week-long experience will leave your children with a clear understanding of the Zoo’s role and how it helps protect endangered animals. Open to 15-18 year olds.
Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX
Bradgate Proms, Bradagte Park, Sat 19 Aug
Another spectacular Proms concert with the Bardi Wind Orchestra performed within the Bradgate House ruins. The usual classics will be performed along with support acts and a stunning finale. Tickets cost £25. Doors open at 5.30pm and performance starts at 7pm.
An Indian Summer, various venues August – October.
This annual event will transform the city in a mecca for South Asian arts & culture with an outstanding line up of live experiences with something for everyone. Experience an enthralling mixture of film, food, theatre, music, dance, talks, workshops & exciting art. Highligths include an outdoor cinema showing a Bollywood classic, 70 Rickshaws ferrying visitors across the city, an exhibition at New Walk Museum exploring four centuries of Britain and India’s remarkable relationship, and an interactive outdoor installation using the latest technology to simulate kite flying, with breathtaking views.
Dead Festivals, Fri 18 Aug – Sat 19 Aug
Join superb storytellers as they guide you through medieval streets; hear true stories and legends of foul beasts and dastardly deeds, of lost souls, unearthly maidens and fallen kings. Set amongst the stunning splendour of the Guildhall, our two daring storytellers drag you giggling and screaming on a roller-coaster ride through two thousand years of Leicester’s history. Packed full of live music, eerie sounds, extraordinary hats and preposterous facial hair! 4pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £7 concessions. To book please call +44 (0)116 253 2569 or purchase directly from the Guildhall.
The Guildhall, 11-15 Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Caribbean Carnival, Victoria Park and City Centre, Leicester, Sat 5 Aug
Leicester Caribbean Carnival is a hugely popular multicultural event, celebrating the diverse cultures in Leicester while keeping the cultural traditions of the Caribbean alive. It is one of the largest multicultural events in the East Midlands with an estimated 80,000 people on the parade route and 20,000 on the park. The event embraces all art forms from Leicester’s diverse community while at the same time ensuring that the true meaning of the Caribbean Carnival remains intact.
Market Harborough’s Summer Fayre Sun 13 Aug
There’ll be loads going on including live music, a vintage car show, dog show, reptile zoo, fun fair and helicopter rides!It’s taking place at the Market Harborough Showground just off the B6047 from 11am and they’ll be a free shuttle bus running all day from outside the Market Hall to the venue..Entry is £4 and under 10s get in free.