Opportunities in festivals

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

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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

The deadline for proposals is Friday 28 September 2018, 5pm.

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.

Diwali Mela Bazaar

Saturday 3 November

In partnership with Leicester Belgrave Mela and Sabras Radio, we bring you a flavour of Diwali celebrations to the city centre. The bazaar will include a feast of Indian shopping, arts and crafts and live entertainment from the Sabras Roadshow. plus food, dance, fashion, music and culture - a great day out for all the family. We're seeking a funfair tender for the Diwali Bazaar. For further information please see the documents below:

The deadline for proposals is Friday 28 September 2018, 5pm. 

Abbey Park Bonfire Night

Saturday 3 November, Abbey Park, 5-9pm

The Abbey Park Bonfire and firework display attracts around 25,000 plus visitors (weather depending) and is the official display for the city of Leicester, as well as being the biggest. We would like to provide a variety of hot food stalls, (sweet and savoury), and coffee stalls, particularly those using or selling organic or Fair Trade products.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 28 September 2018, 5pm.

If you would like to express interest in catering at this year's event please see the documents below:

Funfair and glow products: Christmas lights switch on 2018

Thursday 22 November

If you would like to tender for the above event, please see the link below.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 28 September 2018, 5pm. 

Christmas Ice Rink

Thursday 6 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019
Jubilee Square, 11am-8pm

We are looking to provide three tendering opportunities for traders to provide goods and services to ice rink users. Last year, the ice rink proved to be incredibly popular and attracted over 25,000 users leading to a larger ice rink this year.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 September 2018, 5pm. 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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