Top Events Happening in Bristol

Bristol is an exciting city with a rich history, as one of the UK’s top tourist destinations, it’s only fitting that fantastic events are held all year round. Whether you’re coming from abroad or traveling the UK, there will be something that interests you.

Bristol Harbour Cider Festival
The annual Bristol Cider Shop’s Cider and Sausage Festival is making a comeback harbourside this year. Running across a bank holiday from 29th April to 1st May you will find music and entertainment, a barbecue for all, and prizes to be won! Hosted by Bristol Cider Shop, named Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2015 in the UK, cider fans are in for a treat.

Bristol Harbour Festival
As if the Harbour Cider Festival wasn’t fun enough, from Friday 21st July to Sunday 23rd July the Bristol Harbour Festival will be in full swing. It’s supported by the city council and completely free to visit. The stage, dance and poetry performances will be a sight to behold, and why not visit the extensive range of bars, caterers, and exhibits that will be present while you’re at it? Throw music and even boat racing into the bargain and this free festival will be a great way to enjoy part of your summer.

Bristol Walking Festival
Walkers far and wide will be traveling to Bristol once again for the largest annual walking celebration in the UK. Get plenty of fresh air and exercise while doing some sightseeing between 1st May and 31st May 2017. You’ll be able to see and learn all about Bristol on many interesting walks, most of which are free, throughout the event. Walks have been catered to enthusiasts and interested beginners alike, some are urban and some are rural, visit Bristol in May 2017 for an enthralling journey in and around the city.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Europe’s largest hot air balloon event is back once more. This year is the 39th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, running from the 10th to the 13th August 2017. Fun for the whole family, you can even book a ride on a hot air balloon in advance! Featuring over 150 hot air balloons at the well kept breathtakingly beautiful Ashton Court Estate. There will be some nights to remember with the famous nightglow and firework finale at 9pm on Thursday 11th August and Saturday 13th August. In addition to the hot air balloons, there will be entertainment, trade stands, and fairground rides during the daytime. The event is free although there are parking charges, it’s certainly worth going to Bristol for.

Bristol Sound and Vision Show
After the show they put on earlier this year, the next Bristol Sound and Vision show will be one to pencil in for 23rd-25th February 2018. As the UK’s longest running and largest Hi-Fi show, Sound and Vision gives the public the opportunity to meet manufacturers, and see the latest Hi-Fi and AV technology from over 100 exhibitors such as Audio-Technica and Bluesound.

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