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Opportunities in festivals

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

Tender opportunities

St George’s Day Festival 2024: stall holder opportunity

St George’s Day Festival is a family friendly one day event. In 2024 we will be hosting a small indoor, modern day medieval market. The event is relocating to Leicester’s Old Town district to welcome visitors to experience the historical elements of both the event and new location. Partnerships include the King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Guildhall and Leicester Cathedral which bring exciting new opportunities and activities to the event.

There will be a program of walkabout acts and characters, street theatre, venue tours, storytelling, arts and crafts, Morris and maypole dancing plus much more. The footfall across the whole day is usually approx. 5000 and we anticipate similar in 2024.

We are encouraging traders to apply who display goods relatable to the theme of St George’s Day. For example, artisan foods, drinks traders (no bars), textiles, books, handcrafts and art. However, this is not exclusive and we welcome applications from all. Venues involved include Leicester Cathedral and The Guildhall. Stall placement will be determined after the deadline and cannot be agreed in advance.

For further information and an application form, please email kate.bishop@leicester.gov.uk

Deadline for application: Wednesday 27 March 2024, 5pm.


Sponsorship opportunities

We run a number diverse events and major festivals throughout the year, with a large reach across a wide demographic. We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for businesses and organisations to support one of our established events. Sponsorship packages can be tailored to suit most budgets, with options including section sponsors, named sponsors or affiliated partners. 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.

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.

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.

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