June events: Enjoy boat trips and live music at Leicester Riverside Festival

Leicester, Leicestershire

Head to the River Soar in Leicester for a fun-filled weekend of waterside entertainment and activities that all ages will enjoy.

Now in its 22nd year, Leicester Riverside Festival continues to grow as one of England's most popular family-friendly events. Spread across four areas near the River Soar and Bede Park, the festival has plenty of exciting things to do, even for those who simply want to keep their feet on dry land.

Grab a spot by the banks to cheer on the rowers whilst watching competitive Dragon Boat racing with crews raising money for charity.  Afterwards, take a stroll along the river walk promenade where you can see and treat yourself to quality products from local artists and crafts people, and when hunger strikes, take your pick from the variety of food stalls from around the world.

The festival will also be putting on family boat trips, scuba diving demos, demonstrations from Leicester Fire and Rescue Service Water Rescue Team and live jazz music to keep you entertained. Also, be sure to stop for a tea break at the floating tea shop!

Leicester Riverside Festival 2019 takes place between 1-2 June.

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