Free Events in Bristol

Browse a list of free events in Bristol for you to enjoy.

Bristol has a wealth of free festivals and community throughout the year, including Bristol Light Festival in February, Bristol Walk Fest in May, Festival of Nature in June, Bristol Harbour Festival in July and the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in August.

Head to free-to-visit museums such as M Shed and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, or galleries such as the Arnolfini and Spike Island to explore the latest exhibitions and join in with family-friendly activities. Many local pubs and bars host free live music during the week (including The Old Duke,  Canteen and The Gallimaufry), and there are free neighbourhood arts trails across the city throughout the year.

Once you are finished looking through the free events in Bristol below, then head over to our free things to do in Bristol page, where you'll find ideas for anyone on a budget planning a day out in Bristol.

You’ll find a wealth of free services and events at Bristol’s churches and cathedrals, and seasonal events at city farms such as Windmill Hill City Farm

You can also join free weekly tours of our famous Clifton Suspension Bridge every Saturday.



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