Bristol Events Calendar

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This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Bristol, featuring the best of things to do in Bristol – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Bristol fundraisers and charity events.

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Bristol Light Festival

1 March @ 12:00 pm - 6 March @ 10:00 am


Bristol Light Festival is set to make the city shine with its return in 2022 from 1st-6th March. The festival will bring together a showcase of renowned light artists and installations from across the UK, featuring the best of Bristol’s talent, to fill the city with colour and vibrancy.

This year the festival will feature six world premier works, brand new for Bristol, alongside some of the best of the UK’s talent, all making their Bristol debut at carefully selected locations across the city. Visitors can wander and explore the city’s streets to see the light art works come to life and enjoy the Bristol’s wonderful retail and hospitality businesses along the way.

From 5pm-10pm, the installations will shine a light in a few unexpected places as well as illuminating some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks around Park Street, Queen Square, St George’s Bristol, Cabot Circus, Castle Bridge, Temple Gardens, College Green and the Harbourside. This year there will be a selection of daylight and green energy installations, adding a new dimension to the event and the opportunity for those visiting and working in the city to experience some of the artworks throughout the day. Both day and night, the event is the perfect opportunity for friends, colleagues, and families to meet up and spend time together exploring the city.

Everything is free to attend and open to everyone across the full week. We can’t wait to welcome you to explore Bristol through light!

Bristol Light Festival is presented by Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) working in partnership with Redcliffe & Temple BID, Arts Council England, Bristol City Council and Cabot Circus, and curated by the festival’s creative director Katherine Jewkes.

For more information on this year’s festival including how to get involved please see the website

(Photo credit: Andre Pattenden)


1 March @ 12:00 pm
6 March @ 10:00 am
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Bristol City Centre Locations
Various Locations
Bristol, BS1 5HH Bristol
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