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Events In Bristol

No matter if it’s your first or twenty-first time in Bristol, you’ll always find something new to do here. The events schedule changes every year and caters to everyone from art and culture lovers to sports and racing fans. 2023 is a busy year for the city with events throughout each month giving visitors plenty to add to their ‘things to do in Bristol’ lists. Secure accommodation in the centre of the action when you book a stay in PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Bristol, a comfortable, flexible space for events in Bristol.

Bristol Light Festival

Bristol Light Festival will return from February 3-12, taking over Bristol city centre for a light spectacular that has to be seen in person to be appreciated. The city is illuminated with playful and captivating light displays on buildings and street corners. The festival is aimed at all ages and brings together a collection of local and national light artists who have created 10 light installations around the city. Enjoy the last of the dark evenings in Bristol with a stroll around the city marvelling at these brilliant installations. The annual event takes place over 10 days, including two weekends so there is plenty of time to book your stay.

Cheltenham Horse Races

One of the most popular and biggest horseracing events in the UK takes place close to Bristol in Cheltenham. The Cheltenham Horse Races is a four-day horse racing festival whose prize money is second only to the Grand National. This year from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th March, the streets of Cheltenham and nearby Bristol fill with betting enthusiasts hoping to pick the right horse and leave with a fortune. The festival consists of 28 races, seven per day, and hosts many of the season-defining championship races such as the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup. If you’re planning a trip to Cheltenham in March, book accommodation in Bristol soon as it fills up fast.

Badminton Horse Trails

Badminton Horse trials also take place in Gloucestershire, about an hour’s drive from our serviced apartment accommodation in Bristol and is one of the most well-respected and toughest tests in the industry. The trails take from 4th to 8th May 2023 within the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate. Aside from the trials, there are over 500 trade stands, horse inspection and dressage and the Voltaire Design Grassroots Championships. It’s a great family day out with lots to do for all ages and interests.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Cappadocia, Turkey during hot air balloon season, we can do one better. Enjoy Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon festival, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which returns for its 45th year in 2023. Around 100 hot air balloons lift off from the beautiful grounds of Ashton Court Estate in the morning light for a picture-perfect scene. The event takes place over four days between August 10-13th and is a busy time in the city with visitors flocking from all over Europe and the UK.

Bristol Harbour Festival

One of the highlights of every year in Bristol is the Bristol Harbour Festival, an annual arts, music and dance festival that is much loved by locals and visitors. Returning to Bristol’s iconic harbourside over the weekend of July 15 and 16, you can look forward to family activities, circus performers, excellent food stalls, visiting ships and live music. The festival is completely free of charge and is a great time to see the best of Bristol’s local talent with acts ranging from local dance troupes to world-class circus and on-water activities.

Accommodation In Bristol

Before you add to your ‘Things To Do In Bristol’ list, book the perfect event accommodation. Being close to the action, or at least an easy commute from the event venue means you can soak up the atmosphere of our vibrant and artistic city. PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Bristol are a flexible, spacious and comfortable option for event accommodation that can sleep the entire family.

Book our best available rates and enjoy exclusive access to special offers on our website or by speaking to one of our team. We’re expecting a busy year in Bristol so if you’re planning a trip, book soon and enjoy our flexible cancellation policy.


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