Events Schedule

There are lots of exciting events taking place in Leicester – have a look below at some of the events that BID Leicester will be supporting this year.

2024 events

Cinco de Mayo
5 May
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at St. Martin’s Square! Join us for a jam-packed day in the square where you can enjoy Mexican cuisine, street performances, workshops, and a live Mariachi band! There will also be live music performances and DJs throughout.

Bring the Paint
20 – 26 May
Artists from all over the world will come to Leicester to transform the city once again. This immersive event will also host an array of activities including live artwork, skateboarding, breakdancing, BMX, live music and exhibitions.

Midlands Makers
6 July & 29 September
Midlands Makers returns to the LCB Depot with a huge selection of makers showcasing their creativity and handmade goods!

An Indian Summer
9 – 11 August
Embark on a cultural journey with An Indian Summer, a vibrant celebration of Indian arts and culture. Join us for a kaleidoscope of events, from dance performances to culinary delights throughout the Cultural Quarter.

Brew Beat
30 August – 1 September
A celebration of music, local talent, craft beer, cocktails and street food, Brew Beat returns for the fourth time in 2024! An extravaganza of live music, with some of Leicester’s best musical talent, plus food stalls and a top-tier drinks selection with something for everyone.

Leicester Restaurant Week
21 – 27 October
Bringing some amazing food and drink deals to the city centre, Restaurant Week returns this October, encouraging you to dine out and download an online voucher to access and enjoy bespoke menus at the city’s finest eateries.

Best Bar None Awards
November (date TBC)
After the first year of Leicester’s Best Bar None scheme won the ‘Best New Scheme’ award nationality, we’re excited to host the second year of this project in Leicester, culminating with an awards evening to celebrate all BBN-accredited hospitality venues, and to announce the winners of the Best Bar None awards!

2025 events

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Street Stories
(dates TBC)
Street Stories will return in 2024, to transform empty shops in the city centre and turn them into points of interest. Working with local artists spanning a range of styles and mediums, ‘Street Stories’ celebrates the innovative achievements of pioneering people from Leicester.

More city events…

For full event listings for the city, go to the Visit Leicester website.

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