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Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol

FESTIVALS IN BRISTOL


EXPERIENCE BRISTOL’S FUN FESTIVALS

Once a centre for heavy industry, the city of Bristol has grown into a cultural and creative hub. Bristol is particularly charming and full of life during the summer with its alternative festivals. Both Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta and Harbourside Festival are easy to get to from Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol.

What to see at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

As Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, this festival offers four fabulous days of free fun. Half a million visitors gather every year to enjoy the spectacular sight.
  • Marvel at the more than 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe
  • Enjoy the fairground rides, entertainment, food and vender stalls
  • Bring a blanket, camping chairs and your picnic basket
  • Stay for the iconic Nightglows and Firework Finales on Thursday and Saturday night
  • Balloon lift-offs are weather dependent
Make a day out of it and spend some quality time with family and friends while enjoying balloons rise.

Plan your visit:
  • Take the shuttle bus, the bus stop is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel
  • Opening hours:
9-12 August 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the event
  • Admission is free

Experience diverse entertainment at Bristol Harbour Festival

Celebrate Bristol’s rich maritime history this summer with live music, street performances, fireworks and a variety of other live entertainment. The festival also offers exciting children’s activities, on-water programme and circus performances along with three delightful markets:
  • Narrow Quay – just opposite the bars and restaurants
  • Queen Square – boasting continental market stalls from across France, Italy, Spain and Germany
  • Merchant Quay – traders from across Bristol and the South West selling wooden crafts, glassworks, art, jewellery, clothing accessories and food
Plan your visit:
  • Opening hours in 2018:
Friday 21 July: 18:00 until late at the Amphitheatre Stage
Saturday 22 July: 12:00 – 20:00
Sunday 23 July: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Admission is free