Summer in Bristol

Summer in Bristol; the time of year our city really comes into its own! From extravagant hot air balloons to pop-up cinemas, food stalls to festivals, summer in Bristol has something for everyone. Our experts have compiled a list of their favourites from the summer lineup to make your life easier when choosing your weekend activities.

Harbourfest – 14th July

This annual event is nothing short of spectacular. With rides, live music, food stalls and culture around every corner, this simply has to be marked in your calendar as a must-attend!

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Grease Summer screenings – The Mall Gardens Clifton 18th July

A beautiful setting to watch a proper cult classic under the stars. Grab yourself a drink before getting comfortable for the screening, not a bad way to spend summer in Bristol!

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Tom Zanetti – Motion 22nd July

Hosted in the Container Yard at Motion, Leeds DJ, Tom Zanetti is scheduled to grace the stage along with some very special guests. Think Ibiza, in Bristol.

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta – 10th – 13th of August

A globally famous event, the Balloon Fiesta sees visitors from across the globe make their way to our city to see the incredible spectacle. The morning ascent and nightglow can not be missed.

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Sunset Party at Clifton Observatory 11th August

Not able to make it to the Balloon Fiesta? Not a problem, get yourself a perch at one of the most iconic spots in Bristol to watch the balloons float by with a drink in hand and a live DJ to follow.

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Glasshouse summer day party – The Full Moon 19th August

With five DJs lined up, the Glasshouse crew are coming back strong following a successful set last year. Dancing the night away in an outdoor bar? There are worse ways to spend summer in Bristol!

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