Events Schedule

There are loads of exciting events taking place in Leicester – have a look below at some of the great things going on in our city this year.


Events sponsored by BID Leicester

We will safely resume our events programme to drive footfall into the city centre. All activity will be arranged to comply with prevailing public health guidelines. Dates given are indicative and are subject to change as dictated by national policy – check back for more information as details are confirmed.

Bring The Paint
**Postponed to 2022**
BID Leicester is sponsoring an exhibition of Street Art from around the world which runs from May at Highcross Leicester, before Leicester’s home grown Street Art Festival returns with new artworks appearing around the city.
Find out more: https://www.bringthepaint.co.uk/


Architects of Air: Luminarium
July
Lose yourself in a labyrinth of colour, shapes, and winding tunnels! The Katena Luminarium is a mesmerising experience for children and adults alike. With a stunning kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and subtle sounds, be prepared for an awe-inspiring experience like no other.
> Click here to find out more


Rocket Round Leicester
19 July – 26 September

Sculpture trail across Leicester

Rocket Round Leicester is a spectacular public art event that weaves its way across the city in summer 2021. Giant Rocket sculptures, each one individually designed by an artist and sponsored by a business, form a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for local people to explore and enjoy. At the end of the event the amazing sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for LOROS Hospice. BID Leicester is a sponsor of the event, which has been created by Wild in Art together with LOROS Hospice
Find out more: https://rocketroundleicester.co.uk/
(Photo credit: Beth Walsh photography)


Leicester Craft Beer Festival
August
A brand new event for the city celebrating Craft Beer! Relax in the main festival area and enjoy the music programme or explore a range of satellite venues to discover great offers in some of the city’s best loved pubs and bars.
More details to follow…


Where There is Light
October
Immerse yourself in this ground-breaking, illuminated installation created by internationally-acclaimed digital arts group, Squidsoup. The installation provides a truly poignant, sensory experience for visitors, raising awareness of crucial work to support asylum seekers and refugees.
More details to follow…


Rhizome
November-December
The winter skies around the Cultural Quarter will be lit up thanks to Rhizome: a glowing series of tall structures connected by gentle colour changing neon ropes, probing for unexpected connections, in search of the boundaries between nature and technology.
More details to follow…


More city events…

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

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