Festivals and events in Bristol

Bristol harbour festival picture

Discussion started: 30/06/09
Discussion ended: 30/10/09


Bristol City Council organise and support a wide range of festivals and events for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors to the city.

Past events this year include Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride, and the Bristol 10k race, St Paul’s Carnival and live screenings at Millenium Square.

Forthcoming events include:
Bristol Harbour Festival 31st July to 2nd August 2009
Bristol Balloon Fiesta 6th to 9th August 2009
Bristol Half Marathon on 6th September 2009
Colston Hall opening festival 2009
Square Sessions throughout the summer
and the Bristol Do from 26th to 27th September 2009
To find out more go to www.bristol.gov.uk/events

Bristol residents regard culture and leisure opportunities among the best things about living in the city. Investment in major events also boosts Bristol’s international reputation and benefits our economy through tourism.

Let us know what you think about festivals and events in Bristol.

Comments wrap up

There were 18 comments on the discussion about festivals and events.  Comments said that festivals and events are good for the city if they boost the local economy through bringing new visitors to the city.  There were comments about the Square Sessions music events in Queens Square during the summer being popular.  A couple of comments related to french markets that are incorporated into festivals such as the harbour festival, and that these should be markets for local produce instead.  There was also a comment asking for improved disability equality and accessibility at festivals and events.

Comments can be seen here.