Looking for Bristol events? 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 Bristol events – 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. For music, you’ll find the city’s up-and-coming talent playing at Brisfest, BBQ and bands at Grillstock and all sorts of far-out folk at the annual Bristol Folk Festival.
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, pop-up restaurants, 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 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. We’ve got all the info you need, from what’s on this weekend to what’s on next year.