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Natural Selection at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Father and son Andy and Peter Holden take us on an ornithological journey: from the building of nests to the collecting of eggs. Natural Selection showcases several multi-screen films, a selection of archival material, and Andy Holden's own collection of found nests. 

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/natural-selection-at-bristol-museum-and-art-gallery-p2547183

31 May
01 September
Bristol Sounds

Bristol Sounds

Bristol Sounds is a five-night midsummer gig series on Bristol's iconic Harbourside. The amphitheatre is an incredible setting for live music; Bristol Sounds brings five huge headline shows to the heart of Bristol midsummer. Headliners include, Tom Misch, the Cat Empire, Bloc Party, Elbow and the Cinematic Orchestra. 

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26 June
30 June
Bristol Comedy Garden

Bristol Comedy Garden

Once again the leafy lawns of Queen Square, in the heart of the city, will be transformed into a comedy wonderland complete with outrageously good line-ups in the beautiful Big Top. The South West's brightest comedy festival will be bursting with bars, gourmet street-food and a whole lot of good-times besides. 

visitbristol.co.uk

03 July
07 July

Bristol Harbour Festival

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

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bristol-harbour-festival-p2369253

19 July
21 July

Cinema Rediscovered

In Bristol UNESCO City of Film, UK & surrounding area, great films will be brought back to the big screen in cinemas including Watershed, Curzon Cinema and Arts in Clevedon & beyond with support from BFI awarding funds from National Lottery. 

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/cinema-rediscovered-p2357303

25 July
28 July
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns to Ashton Court Estate. The spectacular free event will once again feature over 100 hot air balloons taking off at dawn and dusk as well as the famous Night Glows, whenm the balloons light up the sky in time to music. 

visitbristol.co.uk

08 August
11 August
The Coffee House Project

The Coffee House Project

The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol. A caffeine-fueled celebration of the best the city has to offer, this two day coffee festival focuses on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and home-grown baristas. With up to 50 exhibitors, workshops and talks, plus gourmet street food and music, no other event captures Bristol's vibrant coffee scene in quite the same way. 

visitbristol.co.uk

07 September
08 September
The Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

The Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

The 2019 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon will return in it's fourth year as part of the Great Run Series. The event comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989 and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a long-held tradition in the national running calendar. 

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15 September
15 September
Fantastic Fireworks at Longleat

Fantastic Fireworks at Longleat

Back and better than ever, Longleat will be lit up with a dazzling fireworks display, set to a sensational soundtrack. 

visitbristol.co.uk

25 October
26 October