Top 5 Things to Do in Bristol in 2017


Get your new calendars out! 2017 is finally here and it’s time to start planning. There are at least 5 events you definitely won’t want to miss in Bristol this year. As always, A Taxis of Bristol is providing you with the safest and quickest way to get there.

Bristol Slapstick Festival

19th January – 22nd January

To start the year off right, be sure to attend the Bristol Slapstick Festival. It is one of the city’s most popular events every year. A mix of hilarious on-screen and live performances, it is a celebration of all things comedy. Where else can you see Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman accompanied by a live music ensemble? Only in Bristol.

International Jazz and Blues Festival

16th March – 19th March

Your year wouldn’t be complete without a weekend full of amazing live music. From soulful rock n’ roll to funk, the festival is a music-lover’s heaven. The line-up for this year features big names like Macy Gray and Bobby Shew, one of the co-founders of the be-bop genre.

Harbour Festival

July Dates To Be Announced

The Harbour Festival has every form of entertainment imaginable. Happening right on the water, it is a beautiful place to spend a warm Bristol summer day. You can eat the best food, enjoy a relaxing boat ride, and see a daredevil stunt all in one spot.

Upfest Street Art Festival

July Dates To Be Announced

If you are a fan of art, you need to go to Upfest 2017. Home to internationally-known artist and man of mystery, Banksy, Bristol is a hub for the best graffiti artists in the world. There are lots of creative workshops to attend. Be sure to bring the entire family along.

International Balloon Fiesta

10th August – 13th August

Finally, get the most out of your summer by attending a festival dedicated to hot air balloons. Happening at the Ashton Court Estate, it is an incredible sight to experience. For four days, the sky will be filled with over 150 hot air balloons. There is plenty of entertainment happening on the ground as well. The best part is it’s free and only a short taxi ride from the city centre.

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