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What's On in Bristol: July 2024

Celebrate Bristol Pride

July in Bristol kicks off with a vibrant celebration of love, diversity, and inclusion at Bristol Pride. This annual event, running from July 1st to July 14th, brings together the LGBTQ+ community and allies for a series of festivities, including parades, live music, drag performances, and family-friendly activities. The highlight of the festival is the Pride Day on July 13th, featuring a parade through the city center, followed by an all-day celebration on The Downs with multiple stages showcasing local and international talent, food stalls, and community group stalls. 

Enchanting Candlelight Concerts

Experience the magic of live music in a whole new light with Bristol’s Candlelight Concerts. Taking place at the historic St. George’s Bristol on July 8th and 22nd, these concerts feature talented musicians performing classical and contemporary pieces in a breathtaking candlelit setting. The intimate ambiance and the beautiful acoustics of the venue create an unforgettable experience. On July 8th, enjoy a tribute to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, while the concert on July 22nd features a selection of movie soundtracks and modern classics. Book here.

From July 19th to July 21st, the Bristol Harbour Festival returns to the city's iconic harbourside, celebrating Bristol’s maritime heritage. This free, family-friendly festival features a fantastic lineup of music, dance, circus performances, and maritime events. Watch the impressive Tall Ships, enjoy live music across multiple stages, and explore the food markets offering a variety of local and international cuisine. For the adventurous, there are water-based activities, including boat trips and paddleboarding. It’s a weekend not to be missed, offering something for everyone.

We The Curious Re-Opening

After a period of refurbishment, Bristol’s beloved science and arts center, We The Curious, reopens its doors on July 15th. The revamped center promises new and exciting exhibits, interactive displays, and hands-on activities that will engage visitors of all ages. The re-opening weekend will feature special events, including live science shows, workshops, and opportunities to meet the scientists and artists behind the exhibits. Check it out here.


Clifton Cinema Screenings

This July, enjoy open-air cinema screenings in the picturesque setting of Clifton. Running every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the month, these screenings take place on the lush grounds of Clifton College. The lineup includes a mix of classic films, recent blockbusters, and family favourites. Bring a picnic blanket, some snacks, and settle in for an evening under the stars. Book here.


Enjoy a Summer to Remember in Bristol

July is packed with exciting events that showcase the best of Bristol’s culture, community, and creativity. From the joyous celebrations of Bristol Pride to the mesmerising Candlelight Concerts, the bustling Bristol Harbour Festival, the eagerly anticipated re-opening of We The Curious, and the delightful Clifton Cinema Screenings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars and make the most of this vibrant month in Bristol!



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