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Bristol has an exciting programme of events and festivals in 2014 . We have listed some of the bigger events here. For a more detailed calendar, please visit our events online database.
Saturday April 26 to Wednesday May 26 2014
Inspiring people to go walking and celebrating Bristol’s reputation as a green, vibrant and creative place.
Bristol Walking Festival
Friday May 2 to Monday 5 May
The Bristol Art Weekender will showcase Bristol as one of the most vibrant and flourishing centres for art in the UK. The weekender’s free programme of performance, sound, video, film, painting and sculpture, reflects the richness of the visual arts in Bristol.
Bristol Art Weekender
Thursday May 1 to Sunday May 11 2014
Eleven day food festival with markets, bread trails, debates, good food walks and cookery classes and demos.
Bristol Food Connections
Sunday May 11 2014
The Bristol 10k takes runners around the city centre. With over 11,000 runners every year, this event is now one of the fastest growing and popular of its kind in the UK.
15 to 25 May 2014
Annual festival of contemporary theatre with a range of unusual work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond.
Thursday 1 to Sunday 18 May 2014
A tipi village with two bars, a casual dining cafe and a formal restaurant that is taken over by one of the city’s leading restaurants each night.
Eat, Drink Bristol fashion
Thursday 29 May 2014, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Ashton Court Estate
Antiques Roadshow is coming to Bristol. The event is free and anyone joining the queue by 4:30pm is guaranteed a valuation.
We can also help with transporting larger antiques and pieces of furniture. Email email@example.com with your address, telephone number
and a photograph. The closing date is Tuesday, 20 May 2014.
BBC1 - Antiques Roadshow.
Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 June 2014
A two day festival of meat, music and mayhem
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 2014
Part of the Big Green Week, Bristol's Festival of Nature is a free event with interactive exhibitions, market stalls, talks, live entertainment, and workshops.
Festival of Nature
Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 June 2014
International festival of environmental ideas, art and culture with free, family friendly events.
Big Green Week
Sunday June 22 2014
One of the UK's biggest free non-competitive cycling events. It's a fun day, not a race, for people of all ages and abilities.
Better by Bike
Sunday June 29 2014
A family focussed afternoon of entertainment and activities including; military charity and information stalls, childrens' games and sports, a programme of musical entertainment on stage, armed forces equipment display and information about M-Shed Museum's exhibition commemorating the start of World War 1.
Bristol Arned Forces Day
Saturday July 5 2014
Free, annual African Caribbean carnival. The event includes a procession, music and performers and a range of food stalls.
St Paul's Carnival
Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 July 2014
A celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with a week long celebration of art, music, film, theatre and dance.
18 to 20 July 2014
The Bristol Harbour Festival has been running since 1971 and is still free. Visitors can enjoy live music, street performances and a variety of market and food stalls.
Bristol Harbour Festival website.
Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 August 2014
Ashton Court Estate
Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event. The Fiesta attracts 500,000 visitors during the show's four days - and is free to attend.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Sunday 7 to Sunday 14 September - visiting Bristol Wednesday 10 September
Bridge Valley Road and Clifton Downs
The route for the 2014 Tour of Britain will include a first visit for the modern Tour to Bristol. Stage four of the event will be from Worcester to Bristol finishing on the Clifton Downs.
Tour of Britain 2014
Saturday September 13 2014
A chance to see the inside of some of the city's most fascinating and important buildings. Many are not normally open to the general public, and entry is free.
Bristol Doors Open Day
Sunday, September 21 2014
Now one of the most popular half marathons in the UK. Entry opens in March 2014.
The festival is taking a year off in 2014, then coming back bigger and better in 2015.
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