House iconThere is so much always going on in Bristol that it’s hard to know where to start.

On this page we intend to keep you up to speed with up and coming events or signpost you to other websites such as Visit Bristol who are the experts in keeping us all in the know!

Up and coming events

Bristol Light Festival

Launching for its first edition in late February 2020, lighting up Bristol city centre with a series of commissions from local and internationally renowned Artists.

The Light Festival includes installations at Castle Bridge, Cascade Steps, Queen Square, Park Street and Trinity Steps on College Green. At each location, visitors will be able to see, experience and enjoy light art installations that are visiting the South West for the first time as well as brand-new installations created exclusively for the Bristol Light Festival.

From: 27 Feb 2020 to 1 Mar 2020

Bristol Film Festival: Catch Me If You Can at Aerospace Bristol

Bristol Film Festival returns to Aerospace Bristol this March – this time they’re harking back to the so-called Golden Age of air travel with Spielberg’s superlatively slick crime caper Catch Me If You Can!

From: 20 Mar 2020 to 20 Mar 2020

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion 2020

The tipis of Eat Drink Bristol Fashion returns on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020 in Castle Park for 2 days of food, music, talks and more!

From: 2 May 2020 to 3 May 2020

Bristol Walk Fest

Bristol’s month-long walking festival, now in its seventh successful year, runs from May 1 to 31 and offers a choice of more than 250 ways to explore the city and it surrounds on foot.

From: 1 May 2020 to 31 May 2020


Upfest is Europe’s largest live street art and graffiti festival.

From: 16 May 2020 to 27 May 2020

Love Saves The Day

A Bristol born festival that showcases a diverse range of genres and music styles.

From: 23rd May 2020 to 24th May 2020

The Cider Salon Bristol

This will comprise a week of talks, tastings, label art exhibitions and dinners with independent venues across the city.

From: 6th June 2020 to 6th June 2020

Bristol Pride

Bristol Pride is an annual celebration of the LGBT+ community.

From: 26th June 2020 to 11th July 2020

St Pauls Carnival

This iconic Bristol event represents the best of African Caribbean culture, as well as the diversity, creativity and vibrancy of its home city.

From: 4th July 2020 to 4th July 2020

The Bristol Harbour Festival

This annual free dance, music and arts extravaganza returns to the Harbourside from 17-19 July 2020 for a weekend of family activities, music, circus, food markets and visiting vessels.

From: 17th July 2020 to 19th July 2020

Valley Fest

A magical family-friendly festival celebrating, music, organic food and farming, in a stunning location overlooking Chew Valley lake.

From: 31st July 2020 to 2nd Aug 2020

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

This is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol.

From: 6th Aug 2020 to 9th Aug 2020

Iconic attractions

  • Aerospace / Concorde Museum
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre
  • The Bristol Hippodrome
  • Tobacco Factory Theatres
  • 1532 Performing Arts Space
  • Redgrave Theatre (Clifton)
  • Show of Strength Theatre Company
  • Street Art and tours
  • Trinity Centre
  • Boat trips in Bristol
  • Museums and Galleries