One of Leicester’s biggest free festivals featuring activities on and off the water. Highlights on the river include colourful boats from across the region, canoe demonstrations and boat trips.
This year sees the welcome return of the ever popular and exciting charity dragon boat racing on Saturday, raising funds for When You Wish Upon a Star.
On land, the festival continues to build on its reputation for great live music by showcasing some of the best bands and artists on the main stage. There’s plenty to entertain the whole family including children’s activities, art and craft market, street entertainers and children’s funfair plus a variety of tempting food stalls.
Once again there will be an environmental focus to the festival with the involvement of various groups, bringing together workshops and displays, helping to raise awareness of environmental issues.
In addition Castle Gardens hosts inspiring eco activities with the opportunity to have-a-go and learn new skills as well as providing a relaxing space to enjoy a picnic.
Organised by Leicester City Council and sponsored by local housing provider Riverside.