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Posted on Aug 8, 2017

The Heady Heights of Bristol Festivals

The Heady Heights of Bristol Festivals

Bristol certainly knows how to put on a fabulous festival! Check out what’s in the pipeline for this creative and friendly city over the next couple of months…

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Bristol Festivals - Balloon Fiesta

10-13 August 2017

Wake up to seeing over 100 hot air balloons soar over the city of Bristol or head on over to Ashton Court (just over the suspension bridge) to watch the ascents of the colourful array of participants. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons and a Fiesta well worth a visit.

Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2017

Bristol Festivals - Puppetry

1-10 Sept 2017

The fifth Bristol Festival of Puppetry; the biennial celebration of all things animated on stage and screen! Running from the Tobacco Factory Theatres, Watershed and various central Bristol locations.

The Downs Festival, Clifton

Bristol Festivals - ELBOW

2 September 2017

Following last year’s success when headlined by Massive Attack, The Downs Festival is looking forward to pulling the crowds once more. This year Elbow will headline the main stage and there will also be many local bands impressing the crowds throughout the day.

Bristol Doors Open Days

Bristol Festivals - Doors Open

7-10 September 2017

This event is a celebration of Bristol’s history, architecture and culture. “From dusk to dawn, from towers to tunnels, explore the city as never before with Bristol Doors Open Day”. Over 80 city venues open their doors to allow you a chance to see behind the scenes and discover some of Bristol’s hidden treasures. Extending this year to be over four days and with new places joining in across the city, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Explore fascinating buildings, join guided tours and enjoy a range of events and activities – all for free.

Bristol Rum Festival at Paintworks

Bristol Festivals - Rum Festival

9-10 September 2017

Love Rum? Love Cocktails? This is the event for you! Get to ‘know’ over 100 different rums and enjoy talks with master distillers. There’ll also be live music performances and a street food fiesta to help you get even more merry!

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

Bristol Festivals - Encounter

19-24 September 2017

The 23rd Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is a fabulous meeting place for new, emerging and established filmmakers and industry professionals. Celebrating talent and innovation, Encounters Festival presents an annual International Competition, Industry Programme and an inspiring selection of screenings, events and parties during the festival week in Bristol, UK.

Tokyo World

Bristol Festivals - Tokyo World

23-24 September 2017

Tokyo World will be a whole weekend in 2017 taking place over two days in Bristol’s Eastville Park. There will be 5 fields of music featuring over 100+ artists for a whole weekend. Early ticket purchase advised and it’s advance purchase only – no tickets on the door!

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