Bristol what’s on 1-3 July: Elephant parades, cider lessons and late night music

With summer starting to get into full swing, let’s take a look at what there is for you to do this weekend in Bristol

<p>The Elephant Parade is coming to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm</p>

The Elephant Parade is coming to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Not sure what you fancy doing this weekend and in need of a little bit of inspiration? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered and luckily for you, as with every weekend in Bristol, there’s a whole host of different events with different vibes to choose from.

So, whether you fancy a few cheeky drinks or fancy getting to the nitty-gritty of brewing and all that goes into the process, or you fancy eating some good food and dancing the night away, there’s something for you all this weekend. Let’s dive in and take a look at what’s going on in Bristol.

Cider Salon Bristol welcomes you to the world of speciality bottled cider where you can discover different brews such as Méthod Traditionelle, Keeving, Perry, Ice and BeerXCider hybrids.

Saturday 2 July will see a ​​major tasting event with 20 producers pouring a total of 60 speciality ciders, which will all be held at the Trinity Centre. From Thursday onwards, there will be a series of different talks, tastings and dinners at all sorts of independent venues across Bristol.

St Nicks Night Market is a great way to spend a summer evening, with lots of amazing food and drink as well as music

St Nick’s Night Market

St Nick’s Night Market returns on Friday 1 July from 5-10 pm with an abundance of different variations of late-night shopping, mobile spa treatments, and there will also be a brilliant selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, as well as DJs and musicians.

The market and the Old City will be brought to life by performers, good food and a bustling atmosphere, so it’s the perfect option for a summery Friday evening.

Grub Club Bristol is run by two friends, Beth and Lizzie, and is advertised as a supper club dreamed up by two pals who love delicious food and bringing people together - whilst raising money for charities in their local area.

Thursday 28 June sees Grub Club coming to Cooking It on Chandos Road for a warm and informal dining experience where guests can enjoy a four-course meal together.

Grub Club Bristol combines dishes Beth and Lizzie know and love, serving them in a family-style, communal setting. This is all about sharing delicious food, good conversation, and a fantastic experience with others too. Your hosts hope guests will meet and mingle with new people, embracing a full community spirit.

Grub Club is a perfect way to meet likeminded people in a fun atmosphere

Don’t miss out on the Bruhaha Pop Up Taproom which will be arriving at Windmill Hill City Farm on Friday (1 July) from 5-10 pm.  Based on the farm site, Bruhaha makes a range of beer styles from around the world, just a few steps from where you’ll enjoy them!

Bruhaha use the latest technologies and techniques developed in the world of home brewing to experiment with small batches of different beer styles, some are even flavoured with fruits and botanicals from the farm itself.

Starting on Friday (1 July), the Elephant Parade is heading to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. From 1 July to 31 August the zoo will be hosting a herd of 26 hand-painted unique Elephant Sculptures.

The herd is led by ‘Zebra Beats’, a fantastic Elephant covered in rainbow zebra stripes. The trail will be included within general zoo admission with the zoo opening between 10:30 am-5 pm daily. The aim of the parade is to combine art, conservation, education and of course lots of fun.

The Elephant Parade is a great day out for the whole family to enjoy

Want to know more about the drink distilling process and industry? Well, your luck’s in as Circumstance Distillery are doing a tour and tasting experience this Saturday (2 July) that will be kicked off with an ice-cold highball of liquor mixed with a refreshing carbonated beverage.

You will then be taken on a tour through the distillery by one of the teams expert distillers. Learning everything about production from mashing to maturation.

Weston Super Mare Pride kicks off this weekend (Saturday and Sunday 2-3 July) at Grove Park, which will celebrate Pride and all there is to celebrate over a two-day, jam-packed weekend.

There will be performances from Davina De Campo, Jordan Gray, Angie Brown and many more incredible acts, hosted by WSM Pride’s resident hostess, Fanny Burns.Day two will be hosted by the one and only Jordan Gray, with performances from Absolute Britney, Susanna Dee, Rikki Withers plus many more!

You’ll also find family and kids zones, plenty of amazing food and drink stalls and lots to do for the whole family.

There are all sorts of different events happening at Weston Super Mare Pride

Campfire Club at Windmill Hill City Farm aims to reunite people with one of life’s biggest pleasures - music around the campfire.

For this Campfire Club on Sunday (3 July), BBC Radio 2 Folk awards, Scots Trad awards, Scottish album of the Year, and Songlines Top of the World Editor’s Pick winning singer and harpist Rachel Newton will be serenading us.

A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the successful UK folk bands The Shee and The Furrow Collective. She also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.