Bristol Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Bristol? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Bristol with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Bristol and the area.

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

3 February @ 5:00 pm - 12 February @ 10:00 pm


Bristol Light Festival returns this February for its longest period to date (ten days), 3rd-12th February, 5pm-10pm, bringing along with some of the biggest and brightest art pieces to light up the city’s streets. 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.

Across the evenings from dusk till 10 pm, the installations will shine a light in a few unexpected places and illuminate some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks. Here are some of the installations you can see at the event:

  • Internationally acclaimed artist Morag Myerscough will bring her instantly recognisable style with a brand-new commission designed for the event, ‘Let Us Shine’ will be unveiled at this year’s festival.
  • Marcus Lyall, known for his award-winning stage visuals for The Chemical Brothers will bring the interactive piece ‘Scream the House Down’ activated by the sound of voice into a microphone, the artwork comes to life in line with sound.
  • Sirens is a stunning, underwater projection that will bring mythical mermaids to Bristol harbour.
  • The stunning Temple Church will be open for the installation of Continuum, 25 mirrored monoliths that create a maze of reflections in this historic location.
  • Super-sized flowers will fill Cabot Circus with light and music, as people walk through a garden filled with huge ‘Trumpet Flowers’.

The event is free to attend and offers the perfect chance to explore the city, eating, drinking and shopping at Bristol’s rich selection of businesses along the way.

Bristol Light Festival is presented by Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) supported by Redcliffe & Temple BID and Broadmead BID. The festival is also supported by Bristol’s City Centre & High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, which is funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England’s Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project, with the aim of supporting the recovery of Bristol’s priority high streets. The festival is curated by creative director Katherine Jewkes.


3 February @ 5:00 pm
12 February @ 10:00 pm
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