Opportunities in festivals

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

Further information

Riverside Festival


Riverside 2018 - sponsorship opportunities

Riverside 2018 - sponsorship opportunities

View our brochure to find out about sponsorship opportunities for Riverside Festival 2018
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Spread over two days, the event is situated at Bede Park, along Western Boulevard next to the River Soar and Castle Gardens and is within easy walking distance from the city centre. The event incorporates many diverse attractions and activities including market stalls, live music, decorated boats, and arts activities. As well as the focus on the river, there is a general environmental theme to the festival.

It is free to bring your boat to the festival, however for trading boats it is £60 for the weekend. Please complete and return the form to confirm your attendance. The deadline to confirm attendance for trading boats is 1 June 2018.

Art at Riverside 2018

Artists, painters, 2D artists and photographers are invited to display and sell their artwork within a dedicated ‘Art on the River’ area along Western Boulevard, showcasing their work to approximately 30,000 festival-goers. A three-metre railing space along the river is just £25 per day or £35 for 2 days. To be part of this unique opportunity please contact Theo Markham-Crew, Festivals & Events, Leicester City Council. Tel: 0116 454 3600 or email: Theo.Markham-Crew@leicester.gov.uk 

Diwali 2018


Diwali 2018 sponsorship opportunities

Diwali 2018 sponsorship opportunities

Leicester's Diwali celebrations are world-famous, and the biggest outside India. Find out how your business can get involved through sponsorship and other opportunities.
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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 linked at the top of this page.

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