Festivals And Events In Bristol 2023 / 2024

Each year sees a variety of different festivals in Bristol taking place. Keep your eye on this page for all the big Bristol festivals and events happening across the year if you’re looking for things to do in Bristol.

Whether it’s sampling new food and drink at one of the many food festivals in Bristol, enjoying one of the music festivals in Bristol, there is a Bristol event to suit everyone.

Festivals in Bristol

Bristol Festivals And Events In February

Bristol Light Festival

Dates: 2nd – 11th February 2024

From 2nd – 11th February, Bristol will be illuminated with stunning interactive and captivating light installations by renowned artists from across the UK & beyond.

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Slapstick Festival

Dates: 16th February 2024

Visit Bristol’s very own Silent, Visual and Classic Comedy Festival. There will be live accompaniments to silent films, and celebrating some of the many marriages between comedy and music.

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Free From Festival

Dates: 24th February 2024

This is the foodie festival experience where you can discover and sample a wide range of delicious products without having to worry about whether you can eat them!

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Bristol Festivals And Events In March

Bristol Festivals And Events In April

Bristol Cider & Cheese Festival

Dates: 2024 TBC

The Cider Box are teaming up with Bristol Cheesemonger to bring an afternoon and evening of cider and cheese. Tickets include a festival cup, 2x halves of cider, and all workshops and tastings for the day.

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Bristol Folk Festival

Dates: 2024 TBC

The 2023 line up at Bristol Folk Festival includes Lady Maisery, The Eliza Carthy Trio, Fay Hield, Angeline Morrison, Nick Hart and more.

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Gin & Rum Festival Bristol

Dates: 27th April 2024

Discover over 120 of the best Gins and Rums on the market, including the best of British, spirits from around the world and a huge range of flavoured products.

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BristolFestivals And Events In May


Dates: 9th – 12th May 2024

Crimefest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics.

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Love Saves The Day

Dates: 25th – 26th May 2024

The live music event takes place at Ashton Court in Bristol over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Bristol Festivals And Events In June

Festival Of Nature

Dates: 2024 TBC

The Festival of Nature takes place on Bristol Harbourside. It’s the UK’s biggest celebration of the natural world.

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Bristol Volkfest

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2024

2024 marks the 31st year for Bristol Volkfest. Enjoy a traditional grass roots Volkswagen show.

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Bristol Craft Beer Festival

Dates: 2024 TBC

Tickets include access to all the breweries and performances. There will also be food and merchandise available to purchase.

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Bristol Sounds

Dates: 22nd – 30th June 2024

Enjoy a series of concerts on Bristol’s harbourside.

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St Pauls Carnival

Dates: 2024 TBC

The day will be a fusion of Carnival culture and heritage, complete with all the favourites you know and love. There will be a procession, costumes, food, musicians, dancers and much more.

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Bristol Pride

Dates: 2024 TBC

One of Bristol’s largest festivals and largest free Pride events in the UK. Bristol Pride Festival is a two-week programme culminating in a huge outdoor event celebrating music and arts

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Bristol Festivals And Events In July

Bristol Harbourside Festival

Dates: 2024 TBC

Across different venues, celebrate the talent of Bristol. There’s something for all the family at this two day event in Bristol.

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Bristol Festivals And Events In August

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Dates: 8th – 11th August 2024

This is Europe’s largest balloon event that’s held annually in Bristol. There are four days of family entertainment alongside the hot air balloons.

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Bristol Festivals And Events In September

Bristol Coffee Festival

Date: 2024 TBC

Explore the Green Coffee Village and discover over 40 fantastic exhibitors. You can also find coffee talks, and take part in a unique Coffee Trail adventure.

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Dates: 22nd – 24th September 2023

The unicorn themed art trail will be in Bristol for you to enjoy. Spot the custom painted unicorns across the City.

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Bristol Sea Shanty Festival

Dates: 2024 TBC

You’ll find performances taking place on the main stage in Brunel Square, the Underfall Yard Cafe and the SS Great Britain Dockyard as part of the Bristol Sea Shanty Festival.

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Bristol Festivals And Events In November

Bristol Fireworks Fiesta

Dates: 2024 TBC

The main fireworks display at Canford Park will begin at 7pm, however gates open at 5.30pm. There will also be glow sticks, food and drink available to purchase on the night.

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Bristol Christmas Market

Dates: 3rd November – 23rd December 2023

The Bristol Christmas market is located in the heart of the City with over 50 different stalls.

You’ll also find entertainment and plenty of traditional festive treats to try.

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