Events in Bristol – VisitBristol.co.uk


Looking for events in Bristol? You’ve come to the right place! There’s something amazing going on in the city every single day, whether you’re into music, art, food or outdoor fun.


You’ve probably heard of the biggest of all events in Bristol – the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The four-day ballooning spectacular has got to be on everyone’s Bristol bucket list. Then there’s maritime family fun at the Bristol Harbour Festival each summer. And if street art is your thing, then you won’t want to miss Upfest, Europe’s biggest urban paint festival.




If festivals are your thing then you are in luck in Bristol, as there are Bristol festivals taking place throughout the year. There’s everything from music and film to science and nature.


If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, you’ll find lush long boat trips, excellent art exhibitions, wacky walking tours, themed talks, sporting events, literary soirees, outdoor movie screenings, film and wine nights, food and drink events like pop-up restaurants and one-off markets and much, much more.


But don’t get the impression Bristol’s just about cool city events. Locals love getting out and exploring the great outdoors, and you can too with our handy event listings! From gigs amid the trees at Westonbirt Arboretum to night-time history tours in the splendid Victorian grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery – you really will be amazed at what you find.


And if you’re in town for one night only, check out our Bristol events after dark, from theatre, gigs and comedy nights to club nights and everything in between. Take a look at our special nightlife page for more ideas and inspiration.


So what are you waiting for? Click through the calendar to find Bristol events on during your visit, or search for specific types of event, from exhibitions, free events and gigs to live sport and festivals. You can even search by area, so you know what is within walking distance of where you are staying. We’ve got all the info you need, from what’s on this weekend to what’s on next year.


If you are already heading to an event, why not check our what’s on blog as we often give lots of insider tips and things to miss at some of the bigger or more unique events. This blog on 5 top tips for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a great example.


Further resources


While you’re here, you might like to have a look at some of our other popular pages including Things to do in Bristol, Maps, Shopping, Attractions, Accommodation, Food and Drink and Street Art and Banksy. If you’d like to bag yourself a beautiful Bristol gift or memento you can go to the Tourist Information Centre while you are here or buy online from our shop here.


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