Leicester Caribbean Carnival

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Leicester Caribbean Carnival is an annual event, held in early August in Leicester, England.

The carnival procession on London Road, 2004

The community-organised carnival has been held annually since 1985 (except 2006) on the first Saturday in August, with a parade around the city of Leicester (usually taking in the city centre and the suburb of Highfields), culminating in an event on Victoria Park; the parade is usually preceded by a week of cultural events. It is the third-largest Caribbean carnival in the UK, after the Leeds & Notting Hill carnivals.

The event didn't occur in 2006, due to a lack of funds, it returned in 2007.[1]

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Coordinates: 52°37′25″N 1°07′08″W / 52.6236°N 1.1190°W / 52.6236; -1.1190