Bonobo plays Lloyds Amphitheatre for Bristol Sounds. Photo by Paul Box.
We love summer evenings and weekends in Bristol and there’s a good reason for that - the city comes alive with events, entertainment, smiles and a good atmosphere.
This weekend is bursting with things to do, from big festivals and big music to colourful Pride events and family fun. Essentially, there is something for everyone. So, what do you fancy?
After a two-year hiatus, it’s time for the popular event to take over the Harbourside and provide nights of dancing, good music and summer vibes.
It’s got a pretty special line-up to look forward to this year, with headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The War on Drugs, Elbow, Paolo Nutini, Jungle and First Aid Kit. Running from 22-27 June, there’s something for everyone and the harbourside is set to be alight with atmosphere.
Starting on 25 June and running until 11 July, Bristol Pride is flooding the city full of events and celebrations of the LGBT+ community. Organised by members of the LGBT+ community, Bristol Pride is the chance for all LGBT+ people, their friends, families and allies to stand up and declare they are proud of who they and their loved ones are.
This weekend sees events such as Drag Queen Bingo Boat Party, Pride Pop Confessional at Thekla, and Lit Sync Poetry Cabaret.
A brilliant family-friendly event for the weekend, running 25-26 June, the Weston Air Festival takes over Weston’s seafront and brings spectacular air displays and flights to Weston’s Bay as well as some good old-fashioned seaside fun and activities.
There will be all sorts of different air displays, as well as plenty of rides for the kids and food and drink for all the family.
Queer Vision Film Festival starts this weekend and runs until the end of Pride in Bristol, and delivers a diverse programme of UK and International LGBT+ films including independently-made feature, animation and award-winning short films.
The event, produced by Rebecca Ballard, is in its 10th year this year so it will be the biggest festival to date for 2022 and promises to offer a fresh new look that captures our dynamic and diverse programming.
Based out of the White Horse in Hambrook, Obi Wine Kenobi is presenting their first-ever Wine and Cheese Fayre, full to the brim with good wine, great cheese and plenty of fun events.
There will be 10 wine sellers, representatives from various vineyards, and a few cheese delis showcasing their wares, and tickets are £25, which includes 10 wine tasting tokens and a tasting of cheese. More tokens are available at the venue. Non-drinkers can attend for £12 per ticket.
Friday 24 June sees Sandor Katz, the ‘high priest of fermentation’ come to Bristol and talk at the BA Church Hall on Gloucester Road.
The self-taught experimentalist, who lives in rural Tennessee, has been printing (he is the author of five books), talking and enthusing about his explorations in fermentation developed out of his overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition, and gardening for years.
And now, he’s bringing his enthusiasm and knowledge to Stokes Croft for you all to be a part of.
After the first festival was held in 2019, the Hen and Chicken are bringing back the Bristol Ukelele Festival on Saturday 25th June from 2-11pm.
There’ll be workshops and bands, live music to accompany you throughout the day and good food and drink on hand. Three large performance rooms will host beginner and advanced workshops, open mic sessions, live bands and a band merch area, as well as a planned flash mob for all to join in.
There will be family-friendly workshops and performances during the day from 2pm-6pm, followed by a whole evening of ukulele performances for over-18s only.
A bit of a different one this weekend and one for the dog lovers out there, the popular Cockapoo Cafe will be coming to Bristol for the first time ever. On Sunday 26th June, Pop + Bark will be popping up at Revolucion de Cuba Bristol.
The unique event is advertised as being the ultimate feel-good event for Cockapoos, Cockapoo owners and dog lovers alike - enjoy lots of doggy treats, delicious food and fruity Cuban cocktails and drinks, good music and lots of bouncy Cockapoos.
The breed-specific events are known to be the perfect way to socialise your dog whether they’re an excitable puppy or an older pet, and a lovely place to meet like-minded people.