August events: Leicester's Caribbean Carnival

Leicester, Leicestershire

Join the annual Leicester Caribbean Carnival in August for a celebration of culture and tradition full of music, colour and dance.

Plan a summer city break to Leicester and check out the vibrant Caribbean Carnival. This hugely popular event celebrates the city's diversity and keeps the cultural traditions of the Caribbean alive.

Held on the first weekend in August, it's one of the largest multicultural events in the East Midlands, with an estimated 80,000 people coming to join in the fun. 

The main hub of the festival is the Carnival Village, where local artists perform genres like reggae and soca across different stages. You'll find food stalls here too, serving up all the Caribbean favourites from jerk chicken to rum punch. And then there's the parade - a flamboyant display of dance troupes, floats and costumes. 

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For more local tourist information:

  • Visit Leicester Information Centre
  • Contact Details 0116 299 4444
  • Website Visit Leicester

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