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Make the most of Summer in the City!

Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

summer in the city

THERE'S lots going on in Leicester this month – and with many events free of charge or low-cost, families with young children will be able to get out and about this summer without worrying about the cost. 

The city council's Summer in the City programme runs throughout August and includes family-friendly activities such as roller-skating on Jubilee Square and lunchtime Zumba sessions on Wednesdays.

The popular Ride Leicester festival is also under way, with lots of free events designed to get people on their bikes – and don't miss Brew Beat, which will bring live music, DJs and more than 100 beers to Green Dragon Square this Bank Holiday weekend!

Summer in the City's grand finale will also take place this weekend (28-29 August), with music, street art and lots of free entertainment bringing the city centre to life. 

For more details of events in Leicester this summer, go to visitleicester.info – and don't forget there's always free fun to be had in the city's parks, libraries and museums

 

SUMMER IN THE CITY 2021

 

Fri 27 Aug    

Curve on the Square – live music, dance & spoken word: 6pm-9pm

Roller Skating in Jubilee Square (daily until 28 Aug): 10-6pm

 

Sat 28 Aug    

Brew Beat, Green Dragon Square – 100 beers, 40 live musicians, DJs, free entry: 12 noon- 9pm

Street Art Festival- Summer in the City's grand finale! City centre: 12 noon-6pm

Ride Leicester: Bike Fest, Leicester Cycle Circuit: 1-4pm

Curve on the Square, children’s workshops: 10am-12noon

Curve on the Square, family performances: 2pm-4pm          

Curve on the Square - live music, dance & spoken word: 6pm-8pm

Roller Skating in Jubilee Square (last day): 10-6pm 

• BMX National Championships at Huncote Leisure Centre

 

Sun 29 Aug   

Brew Beat, Green Dragon Square – 100 beers, 40 live musicians, DJs, free entry: 12 noon- 9pm

Open Streets: Town Hall Square, Leicester Market & St Martin's Square: 1pm-4pm

Street Art Festival - Summer in the City's grand finale! City centre: 12 noon-6pm

Leicester in the 1950s – a talk at Newarke Houses Museum. Tickets £5. 2pm-3pm

• BMX National Championships at Huncote Leisure Centre

 

Mon 30 Aug   

Brew Beat, Green Dragon Square – 100 beers, 40 live musicians, DJs, free entry: 12 noon- 9pm

• Last day: Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Leicester Museum

 

Tues 31 Aug             

• Comedy Cavemen, city centre: 12-4pm

 

 

 

Other events:

Ride Leicester: look out for events throughout August

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Leicester Museum – until 30 Aug

Wild World Heroes – summer reading challenge (until 31 Aug)

Wish You Were Here at Newarke Houses Museum – until 26 Sept

Rockets Round Leicester - until 26 Sept

Curve on the Square (Friday evenings and Saturdays): Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August. 

Van Gogh Immersive Experience, All Saints Church, Highcross Street: (Closed Tuesdays). Adults £13; family ticket £9.50

Every Wednesday in August: Zumba in Jubilee Square: 12.30-1.30pm (weather permitting)

Every Friday in August: Yoga in Jubilee Square: 12.30pm-1.30pm (weather permitting)

Free guided walks throughout August: details at the Choose How You Move website