Opportunities in festivals

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

Further information


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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Tender opportunities

Diwali 2018

Diwali celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India, with over 37,000 people attending the 2017 switch on of the lights on Belgrave Road and more attending Diwali Day itself. We would like to provide general stalls and food stalls for the event located on Cossington Recreation round.

Diwali switch on: Sunday 28 October
Diwali Day (Cossington Recreation Ground): Wednesday 7 November

If you would like to express interest in bringing a stall to this year's event please see the documents below:

For glow product tender information, see the information below. 

Funfair and glow products for Diwali and Abbey Park Bonfire Night

Diwali light switch on: Sunday 28 October
Diwali Day: Wednesday 7 November
Abbey Park bonfire night: Saturday 3 November - Abbey Park Bonfire Night

If you would like to tender for any of the above events, please see the link below. The deadline for proposals is Friday 7 September 2018, 5pm. 

City Festival

Display your art in the city - Monday 27 August, 12 - 5pm

City Festival celebrates everything we love about Leicester – right in the heart of the city. The 2018 festival takes place over eleven fun-packed days, filling the city centre with street entertainment, sports, culture, music, art, heritage and more. We are inviting local artists to show their artwork in Jubilee Square. To find out more view the document below. 

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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