Leicester Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Leicester? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Leicester with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Leicester and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Leicester, featuring the best of things to do in Leicester – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Leicester fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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July 2021

Titanic Jazz at The Donkey

15 July @ 12:30 pm - 16 December @ 2:45 pm BST
The Donkey Bar, 203 Welford Road
Leicester, LE2 6BH Leicester
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Free

The Titanic Jazz Band play every Thursday lunchtime  at The Donkey Pub on Welford Road. A mix of Traditional and Swing Style Jazz. From 12.30pm until 2.45pm Lunches available.

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Leicester Lions Beer Festival

29 July @ 7:00 pm - 31 July @ 11:00 pm BST
Leicester Lions Rugby Football Club, Lutterworth Road
Blaby, LE8 4DY Blaby
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£5

The Leicester Lions Beer Festival is a charity event raising funds for local prostate cancer charity PROSTaid. It is organised by the Blaby & District Lions Club with assistance from the Rotary Club of Lutterworth Wycliffe. The beer festival has moved from Cosby to Blaby this year and the Leicester Lions Rugby Club will provide ample space for our beer tent as well as giving us space in the clubhouse for seating near the stage. Live bands and musicians will…

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August 2021

Chris Packham to Turn University Campus into ‘Summer Watch’ for Future Students – Live and In-Person!

4 August @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool Campus
Lincoln, LN6 7TS Lincoln
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Free

TV Star and Naturalist Chris Packham is taking over a university campus to give future students a taste of his hit show and to help them get ahead in all things wildlife, TV and media related. The University of Lincoln, UK, will welcome its Visiting Professor Chris Packham CBE to the Brayford Pool Campus on Wednesday 4th August 2021 from 10am, where future students can book a free chance to meet Chris in person and get involved in ‘Summer Watch'.…

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

5 August @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm BST
Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Newtown Linford
Leicester, LE6 0PY Leicester
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£10 – £42

Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with a snarling cat followed by Mr McGregor himself! How will they ever escape?  Can Old Mr Bunny come to the rescue in time?  And whatever will Mr McGregor make of all those footprints in the flower beds? Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this…

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

5 August @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm BST
Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Newtown Linford
Leicester, LE6 0PY Leicester
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£10 – £42

Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with a snarling cat followed by Mr McGregor himself! How will they ever escape?  Can Old Mr Bunny come to the rescue in time?  And whatever will Mr McGregor make of all those footprints in the flower beds? Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this…

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Treasure Island

6 August @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Newtown Linford
Leicester, LE6 0PY Leicester
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£10 – £42

It’s pirate ships and salty old sea dogs for Summer 2021 in Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island. From the moment young Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a treasure map at the Admiral Benbow Inn he finds himself embroiled in the murky underworld of pirates - and soon he is on the high seas in search of the pirate hoard . But once aboard the Hispaniola, Jim becomes only too aware that he is not the…

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Treasure Island

6 August @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Newtown Linford
Leicester, LE6 0PY Leicester
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£10 – £42

It’s pirate ships and salty old sea dogs for Summer 2021 in Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island. From the moment young Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a treasure map at the Admiral Benbow Inn he finds himself embroiled in the murky underworld of pirates - and soon he is on the high seas in search of the pirate hoard . But once aboard the Hispaniola, Jim becomes only too aware that he is not the…

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Storytelling Holiday Club

9 August @ 10:00 am - 13 August @ 12:00 pm BST
University of Leicester Arboretum, Access via College Court, Knighton Road
Leicester, LE2 3UF Leicester
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Free

Free storytelling holiday club for children aged 8-11 in foster or adoptive families in Leicester/shire. All leaders are DBS checked. Email leicester@homeforgood.org.uk for a registration form as spaces are limited.

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Beer & Cider Festival

13 August @ 12:00 pm - 14 August @ 1:00 am BST
Athena, Queen Street
Leicester, LE1 1QD Leicester
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£10.00

We at Charnwood Entertainments are thrilled to finally announce our comeback event; Beer & Cider Festival (Leicester) held at the gorgeous Athena in the heart of the cities Cultural Quarter – dedicated to all things boozy with great entertainment! After 18 months away, we guarantee this event will get you feeling good, with a range of fun themed sessions each providing a wide range of specially selected drinks – which are sure to get your corks popping! Arrive in style with all of our sessions including a red…

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