Leicester Riverside Festival

Leicester Riverside Festival, now in its 22nd year, returns on the first weekend in June. Spread over four areas this free two-day festival features fun on and off the water.

Event details

1 June 2019 to 2 June 2019

Bede Park

Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)


Bede Park

Western Boulevard
Castle Gardens and Mile Straight

Bede Park will feature family activities including a fun fair, food stalls, arts & crafts, beer tent, acoustic music stage and lots of join in activities, whilst on the piazza area our large music stage will feature great live bands and music for all ages.

Western Boulevard sees the return of the hugely popular street market with arts, crafts, tasty street food plus the Ride Leicester cycling area. River Soar & Mile Straight hosts the colourful narrow boat rally, boat trips, canoes, boat rides, demonstrations and the opportunity to view and buy work from local artists at Art on The River. 

Castle Gardens includes children's activities with an eco and environmental focus and after last year’s success the return of the Broken Records Swing Festival.

New and exciting activities are still to be added - making this one of the best waterside festivals in the country and a fun-packed weekend not to be missed.

For more information go to  www.visitleicester.info

Leicester Riverside Festival