Bristol festivals

Bristol is festival central

What’s your thing? Wellness, Pride or short films? Balloons, boats or BBQ food? In Bristol there’s a festival for it – and many are free. Some of our student favourites include:

Girl at the Bristol Pride festival

Bristol festivals in 360° film

Bristolians love a good party – you’ll find an all-year-round festival line-up like nowhere else. From pirates, boats and swimming dogs at Harbour Festival to graffitti at Upfest, the oh-so-Bristolian Balloon Fiesta to the city-wide celebration that’s Bristol Pride, there’s a lot going on. Better yet, many festivals are free, like these locals explain.