Opportunities in festivals

From catering to funfairs, bands to stalls, there are many ways to get involved in Leicester's festivals.

Further information

Tender opportunities

City Festival

Monday 19 Saturday - Saturday 24 August 2019

One inside bar: Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 August
One outside bar: Monday 19 - Sunday 24 August

City Festival celebrates everything we love about Leicester – right in the heart of the city. The 2019 festival takes place over seven fun-packed days, filling Jubilee Square street entertainment, family activities, culture, music, art, dance and comedy all taking place in and around a sensational 18m dome.

Please email: Mandeep.kaur@leicester.gov.uk for a tender form.

Art in the City

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August

We are inviting local artists to show their artwork in Jubilee Square. You will be allocated a 3m space in which to put up your artwork. This will be inside the spectacular City Festival dome, with space in front to display 3D arts and crafts. Wire and cable ties will be provided to install the artwork. 

Please email: Mandeep.kaur@leicester.gov.uk for a booking form.

Abbey Park Bonfire

Saturday 2 November

The Abbey Park Bonfire and firework display attracts around 25,000 plus visitors and is the official and biggest display in the city. 

We have the following tender opportunities available. Use the links below to find out more:

Diwali

Light switch on: Sunday 13 October
Diwali Day: Sunday 27 October

Diwali celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India, with over 37,000 people attending the 2018 switch on of the lights on Belgrave Road and more attending Diwali Day itself.

We have the following tender opportunities available. Use the links below to find out more:

The deadline for any submissions for the Diwali tender opportunities is Friday 6 September, 5pm.

Other opportunities

We also work with partners who organise their own events. If you would like to be involved please contact the organisers directly. You can find details of these events on the Visit Leicester website which is linked at the top of this page.

To discuss being a partner or sponsor for any of our festivals and events, please use the contact details at the bottom of this page to get in touch.

Please download the sponsorship documents at the bottom of this page for further details about the opportunities that are available.

Further tendering opportunities, including circuses can be found on Source Leicestershire which is linked at the top of this page. Guidance on how to approach a tendering opportunity can be found on The Nationwide Caterers Association website which is also linked at the top of this page.

If you have problems accessing or viewing any documents on this page please send us an email using the link below. 

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