LGBT in Bristol  / Major events /  Festivals & fairs / Live music / Performing arts  / Food & drink  / Exhibitions 

There are hundreds of events in Bristol every year: from sprawling, city-wide festivals and big-name concerts to boutique art fairs and local produce markets.

In these sections, you’ll find detailed listings of almost everything happening in the city, complete with dates and opening times, event tickets prices, images and more. All the links on this page will take you to the event site itself or the Bristol City Tourism website visitbristol.co.uk. The Links will open in another window and are I pad/Iphone and smart phone friendly. If you have any suggestions or if you have any issues please let us know.

The search events tool on the visitbristol website will let you browse the categories below to find what you’re looking for.

Major events
Bristol is host to some huge events each year, some of which draw nearly half a million people – so here’s a list of the biggest and best.
Bristols has four international Film Festivals
Harbour Festival, LGBT Pride, Deaf Pride, 2 Bear Fiestas, Industrial Bristol’s Leather Weekend, Brisfest Music festival and Street Art.
Festivals & fairs
A round-up all Bristol’s major festivals, fairs, fetes and carnivals, from celebrations of food to live graffiti.
Bristol is know as a city of festivals for a reason, we are a city that knows how to kick back and have fun. Not just a few times a year but 24/7 you will always find something happening in our city. So come and explore and see what you have been missing…..

Live musicLive music Concerts, gigs and other performances in Bristol – everything from classical to drum and bass. Bristol has one of the most diverse music scenes you will find everything you could ever want music wise. We have a very welcoming city with many gay and gay friendly venues you will notice the gay scene has everything from the alternative to the mainstream to suit all tastes.

Performing artsPerforming arts

Theatre, dance, comedy, circus, poetry and more – all Bristol’s performing arts events in one place. Bristols cultural offering is second to none with so much diversity even locals who live here cannot see everything to help make sure you do not miss the best tickets visit Bristol Ticket Shop for listings of local sales.

Food & drink eventsFood & drink events

Food, drink and produce events – everything from cooking seminars with celebrity chefs to local markets.





Bristol has some great art galleries and museums, showing the best in international art and critically praised exhibitions. Here’s a guide to what’s on