for Best Metropolitan Festival
The festival has been awarded A Greener Festival award in the commended category, for its continued commitment to improving the sustainability and greening of the event!
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Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the UK's largest public festivals and a chance for the city to showcase its rich musical and performance roots. Over 250,000 festival fans head down to the 2 mile stretch along Bristol's waterfront to party, dance and relax. This year the festival will take place from 26th - 28th July.
The festival gets off to a leisurely start on Friday afternoon when the markets open at around 2pm.
The stage on Queen Square comes to life at 5.30pm
On Saturday and Sunday all the stages are up and running by 12 noon. But it's always a good idea to arrive earlier and get your bearings!
It's much easier to plan your day with the help of an official programme.
Organised by Bristol City Council working with Richmond Event Management, 2013 will be the festival's 42nd year.
Get ready for the return of the rockets, roman candles, Catherine wheels and sparklers as Clevedon-based Firemagic(UK) presents its hugely popular fireworks display. Sponsored by GE Oil & Gas, this is a festival favourite and we are grateful to Umberslade for the use of their land.
Come and watch a mesmerising display as the fireworks light up the sky all around Bristol's historic harbour. The display will take place on Saturday night at 22.00.
Bristol has won the European Green Capital Award for 2015!
But that doesn't mean we can rest on our green laurels - this is just the start. Everyone visiting the festival has a part to play and you can do your bit by following this link - absolutely no excuses! The eyes of Europe are watching and we really don't want to let ourselves down - do we?