St George’s Festival activities, music and beer

With the weather set to take a sunny upward turn, make sure you make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend. The annual St George’s Festival returns to the Cultural Quarter on Saturday with a full day of free family friendly (but also boozy) fun, with plenty of live music and even a beer festival thrown in.

Activities are taking place on Orton Square outside Curve, as well as at LCB Depot, The Exchange, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester Print Workshop and also up at New Walk Museum.

If you’re taking the kids along then you can enjoy dinosaur fun from 1pm with a walking recreation of a T Rex making its way through Orton Square, before the Knights & Princesses Parade from 2.30pm. There’ll be maypole dancing, Morris Men and lots more. Then outside from 4-5pm join the day’s characters for the fun folk finale with plenty of singing and dancing.

LCB Depot will be open from 11am with kids being able to build their own dragon. There’ll also be music, entertainment, and of course plenty of food and drink from GRAYS. For the adults you can also head over to The Exchange who are hosting a Framework Brewery takeover for their beer festival with live music sessions through the afternoon and into the evening.

Then what better way to end the day than by popping into The Ale Wagon for their evening folk session. It starts from 5.30pm and you’re even welcome to bring along your own instrument to join in the fun. Expect plenty of singing and merriment.

All activities and venues are free entry. For the full listings of timings and events please see the Visit Leicester guide