FRI AUG 24 – SUN AUG 26 2018
Hallatonfest, Hallaton, Fri 24 – Sun 26 Aug
Hallatonfest is located in the beautiful village of Hallaton in rural Leicestershire. A family-friendly festival, you can go along for the day if tents aren’t your thing or get the full festival package and camp for the weekend. With local acts and tributes to likes of Beyoncé and Queen, it’s a treat for the ears.
Fox Inn, 30 North End, Hallaton, Market Harborough, LE16 8UJ
PJ Masks, Loughborough, Sun 26 – Mon 27 Aug
This weekend, take the kids to the Great Central Railway to meet Catboy and Owlette from Disney TV show PJ Masks! There’ll be plenty of opportunities for photos, so don’t forget the camera. The main meet and greet is taking place at the Loughborough station, but there’s lots going on at all stations which you can get to by train. A picture hunt and a funfair are just a few things you and the children can look forward to.
Great Central Railway, Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11 1RW
Vintage Classic Car Meet, Melton Mowbray, Fri 24 Aug
It’s the last Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for another Vintage Classic Car Meet in Melton Mowbray. Car fans, you won’t want to miss the chance to admire the beautiful classic cars on display.
Market Place, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1XD
Vikings! of Middle England, nr Market Harborough, Sun 26 – Mon 27 Aug
Rockingham Castle is hosting a weekend of living history and all things Viking. From action-packed battle displays to encampments with tradesmen and medicine brewing, there’s so much going on. You can also test your archery skills and hear stories from the Vikings.
Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, LE16 8TH
Nedwood Festival, Wymeswold, Fri 24 – Mon 27 Aug
Leicestershire’s festival scene just gets bigger and better! Nedwood Festival has plenty of acts to suit everyone’s music tastes, as well as entertainment in the form of arts and crafts workshops and fire shows to name a few.
Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold, Leicestershire, LE12 6SU
Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael, nr Ashby de la Zouch, Fri 24 Aug
Coming from the West End, this is the biggest George Michael tribute show. Relive hits such as Faith and Careless Whisper whilst remembering the global star and his amazing music.
Conkers, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire DE12 6GA
Rum and Reggae Fest, Leicester, Fri 24 Aug
Sample the widest selection of Rums and the smoothest selection of Reggae music in the UK as Athena will be transformed into tropical paradise. On entry, visitors will be given a Rum Atlas and A Welcome Rum Punch so you can take a Rum journey around the world, hosted by our very own Reggae Sound System, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the US. No Rum and Reggae event would be complete without carnival dancers, steel drum performances and jerk chicken, rice, peas and more. Tickets from £13.80. Event starts from 6pm.
Athena, Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QD
The Leicestershire County Show, Market Harborough, Sat 25 – Sun 26 Aug
The two-day annual event celebrates rural life, with livestock and equine classes plus a wide range of family entertainment including a spectacular motocross freestyle stunt team, a classic car and tractor rally, tractor pulling plus a traditional fun fair with dodgems and a Big wheel as well as a wide range of trade shows and over 50 craft stands. For more details visit leicestershirecountyshow.co.uk. From 9-5pm.
The Showground, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7Q
Pugstock Music Festival, Great Glen, Sat 25 Aug
The annual Pugstock Music Festival is taking place in aid of the local LOROS Hospice Charity. The festival is in its 3rd year and continues to grow with live music all day, stalls, street food, outside bars, kids activities and more. It’s very popular with families so waste no time getting down there to enjoy the day.
Pugstock, The Pug & Greyhound, 14 London Road, Great Glen, LE8 9GF
Snarestone Wakefest, Snarestone, Sat 25 Aug
Nestled in the Leicestershire countryside, the village of Snarestone is putting a lovely annual event for all to enjoy. With things to do including a human foosball, fairground games and testing your luck on the tombola, there’s plenty do no matter what your age. Free entry.
The Conery, Snarestone, Leicestershire, DE12 7DB
Twinlakes Free Party Weekend Music Festival, Melton Mowbray, Sat 25 – Sun 26 Aug
For an adrenaline-fuelled family fun day, head to Twinlakes this weekend for this huge music festival. Free with park entry, you’ll have access to all the attractions at Twinlakes, as well as enjoy a song and dance with some fabulous tribute acts performing hits by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Fun for all ages.
Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1SQ
Burghley Fine Food Market, Stamford, Sun 26 – Mon 27 Aug
Now this is a treat! What better way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend than indulging in some fine food in the stunning grounds of Burghley House. Showcasing the best of local produce, this market will make your mouth water for sure! A stroll around the gardens might be needed to walk off the food! Free parking and admission.
Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY
Curve Live! 10th Birthday Celebrations, Leicester, Sun 26 Aug
Enjoy this free, one-off concert will feature musical numbers, drama and dance performances from theatrical stars and friends of Curve. The event is also scheduled to include performances from Sam Bailey, Anton Stephans Dex Lee and Djalenga Scott (Grease the Musical, Curve) and many more. From 7pm. Audiences can apply for up to two free tickets to Curve Live! via Curve’s website by calling 0116 242 3595 or by visiting the theatre in person. The ballot will open at 2pm on Wed 25 Jul until 12noon Wed 8 Aug. Winners of tickets will be contacted on the week commencing 13 Aug.
Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Beer, Cider, Prosecco and Music Festival, Long Whatton, Fri 24 – Sun 26 Aug
With over 40 beers, ciders and perrys to try, the Royal Oak in Long Whatton is worth a visit this weekend. Relax with a glass in hand and listen to some music. Free entry, kids welcome until 8pm.
Royal Oak, The Green, Long Whatton, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5DB