Part of Leicester’s Diwali celebrations cancelled on Sunday


The iconic Diwali Day celebrations in Leicester have been forced to change due to adverse weather conditions.

The huge event this Sunday (27th October), will see activities in the Cossington Street Recreation Ground cancelled. In a statement, the Leicester City Council said the decision was due to “part of the festival site waterlogged and unusable”.

Instead, the celebrations will be located once again at the same location as the Diwali lights switch-on event two weeks ago, with the main stage being located on Belgrave Road just ahead of Belgrave Circle.

The stage programme runs from 18:00 to 20:30 and features a stunning programme of live performers and attractions bringing alive the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent.

Stalls which would have been on Cossington Street Recreation Ground will now be placed along nearby Rendall Road, which runs alongside the park. They will be open from 15:00 – 21:00.

Organisers have decided that the funfair cannot be relocated, so this will no longer take place.

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