Updated: Aug 3
A flamboyant fiesta kicks off a busy August in the city when flavours from around the world take over the city for the summer.
The Caribbean Carnival will parade through the city centre on Saturday 5th August then take over Victoria Park for live music and performances on the theme of “Out of this World”.
You’re also invited to the Leicester Mela Festival which returns on Sunday 20th August - an Indian indulgence of live music, dance, food, fashion, arts and culture across the city.
Leicester City kick-off their football season with home games against Coventry and Cardiff, and Leicester's summer of punk concludes with the Punk Festival Weekender on August 18th to 20th
Remember you can get 15% off a night’s stay at The Gresham when you show your football ticket, and 15% off for the Punk Festival with code 'LCPUNK23', when you book your stay direct.
Here’s how you can make the most of your stay this August:
Friday 18th August
Check-in at Reception and grab a bite to eat at Black Iron Social before taking a stroll up New Walk to Leicester Museum & Art Gallery for an evening of Punk Rage and Revolution.
The ‘I am a Cliche’ film screening, featuring unseen archive material of X-Ray Spex front-woman Poly Styrene, starts at 5.30pm and is followed by Women in Punk Talk.
Live punk bands perform in the city centre, hosted at Duffy’s and Firebug, into the evening.
Saturday 19th August
The Foxes’ second home league game of the season is a 3pm kick-off, so you have plenty of time to explore some of Leicester in the morning after a lazy brunch in your room.
The Counting House, The Bowling Green, and Foxes & Soar, make for great pre-match destinations to soak up the atmosphere before making the short walk across to The King Power Stadium.
Don’t miss the infamous Mini Statue of Liberty on the roundabout with its own mystery story to tell.
Sunday 20th August
The Mela Festival takes over the city centre streets of Humberstone Gate, Gallowtree Gate and Leicester Market all day for a glittering Indian celebration.
You can leave your luggage at reception when you check out so you can dive into delicious street food and fully experience the arts, cultural activities and live entertainment on show.
The main stage will host upcoming stars, celebrity guests and performances from Bollywood and belly dancing, to beat boxing and Bhangra.
Rooms are selling quickly for this weekend, so make sure you book yours direct today.