Below are details of what's on this October in and around Leicester.
Leicester October Fest
Over the weekend stage there will be a line-up of great artists performing across a range of genre. Enjoy alfresco dining, good food shopping, music and a relaxed friendly atmosphere at this new event in the Leicester diary International street foods, artisan grocery foods together with bars offering real ales, ciders, craft lagers, specialist spirits and plenty of fizz.
Diwali Lights Switch On
The Switch On event features a traditional music and dance programme on the main stage, Diwali Village, annual Mela Rangoli exhibition and firework finale.
Diwali celebrations in Leicester are famously some of the best in the UK and some of the biggest outside of India. The festivities are loudest along Belgrave Road, in the heart of the city's Asian community, where the two main events take place each year.
The Gin To My Tonic Festival Leicester 2019
The Gin To My Tonic Festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond. Each gin stocked behind the bars has been selected based on outstanding craftsmanship, delightful flavour and the most enjoyable drinking experiences.
Circus Rio @ Big Top – Leicester
The first ever visit to the United Kingdom, Circus Rio will be roaring into history in true carnival style, with artists performing stunts that have never been seen before in this corner of the Planet! All in true Rio style.