June is a busy month, with tons of Jubilee celebrations across the city and Summer festivals kicking off - there’s lots to do! Here’s June’s instalment of the most exciting not-to-be missed events taking place in Leicester this month.
With the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend right at the start of the month, Leicester is hitting the ground running this June. The celebrations start off with a Jubilee Garden Party at Belgrave Hall on the 1st. Roam the beautiful gardens and bring a Jubilee picnic to enjoy the family festivities. The city will also be celebrating her Majesty at Belvoir Castle’s British Street Party. Expect delicious food and drink, traditional jousting, street performers and great family entertainment.
Over the weekend we will also see the long anticipated return of Leicester’s Riverside Festival! Spread across four areas around the city centre, the festival is sure to bring a whole host of activities, food, music and colourful culture to the area. Between the 2nd - 5th June, six independent cafes will be taken over by artists to bring creative and interactive workshops to the city's Jubilee celebrations. The Up Your High Street exhibition will bring artists and businesses together through art for the public to enjoy!
If throwback tunes are more up your street (see what we did there…) why not head to Martin Kemp’s Ultimate Back to The 80s set at Athena on the 4th of June. With only a few final tickets left, join the international Spandau Ballet star in the biggest 80’s night to ever hit Leicester.
De Montfort Hall will also be welcoming a few famous faces this month. If you’re looking for a celebration of culture and electrifying choreography, on the 11th of the month Oti Mabuse will be showcasing her journey from growing up in South Africa to achieving her dream of being an internationally-renowned dance star. For those wanting a bit more of a laugh…join Sandi Toksvig on the 8th of June and Joe Lycett from the 30th for some exceptionally funny nights out!
Who doesn’t enjoy a classic whodunnit? Brought to you by Mark Bell, director of internationally acclaimed and award winning shows ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ and ‘A Comedy About A Bank Robbery’ - Cluedo is coming to Curve! Showing from 7th to the 11th June, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, kept guessing who’s the culprit, and with what and where!? Be quick to snap up one of the remaining tickets here.
Exciting news for Leicester’s sports scene, with one of the biggest events of the summer being the Leicestershire v India Tour Match taking place on the 24th - 27th of June. The match will be part of a four day warm up ahead of the upcoming Test match against England. Taking place at Uptonsteel County Ground, Grace Road, this special occasion is set to be the centre-piece to one of Leicestershire’s most exciting summers of cricket!
Finally, to round off the month of festivals, the Morningside Arena will see the 2022 Halal Food Festival taking place on the 26th June! The festival will celebrate the cultural and flavourful diversity of Halal food in the Midlands, with Leicester being renowned for its extensive Halal food options. Get your tickets here.
If you’re attending any of these exciting events, stay at The Gresham for its prime location at the heart of Leicester’s cultural celebrations! This month we also have some exciting Jubilee and Father’s Day promo packages, check them out here.