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City’s colourful Caribbean Carnival is back!

One of Leicester’s favourite annual festivities returns on Saturday (August 3).

The Caribbean Carnival will once again bring the streets of Leicester alive as thousands of spectators flock to watch the spectacular parade travel through the city centre to Victoria Park.

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Leicester Deputy City Mayor responsible for culture and leisure, Cllr Piara Singh Clair, said: “The Caribbean Carnival is one of the highlights of our summer calendar of events in the city. It’s a fantastic chance for thousands of people to celebrate Caribbean music, culture and food, and to enjoy the colourful parade through the city centre and festivities on Victoria Park.”

At Victoria Park, people can enjoy delicious Caribbean food, drink and live entertainment.

The event will involve a number of road closures and changes to bus stops on the day to allow for the procession to take place.

The procession route includes London Road, Waterloo Way, Charles Street, Humberstone Gate, Gallowtree Gate, Granby Street, Northampton Street, and back onto Charles Street before returning along London Road to Victoria Park.

Buses will not operate along London Road between Victoria Park and the city centre from 12.30pm until late afternoon.

Buses that serve stops in Humberstone Gate East, Haymarket and the southern part of Charles Street will be diverted from around 2pm until the parade has passed through the city centre.

Haymarket Bus station will remain operational throughout the afternoon. Coach and bus services departing from St Margaret’s Bus Station will not be affected.

Park and ride services will continue to operate but service 303 will not serve Haymarket while the parade is in the centre.

Vehicles will not be able to access Leicester railway station during the road closure. Arrangements for Hackney carriages to and from the station will be via nearby Sparkenhoe Street and Conduit Street.

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