14-16 July 2023

Bristol Harbour Festival

The festival is based around Bristol’s Harbourside. Surfaces are a mix of hard standing, permanent roads (including cobbles), and grass in Queen Square. There are steps and kerbs see the map for more details.

How much does it cost to come to the festival?

Nothing! The whole weekend is absolutely free.  You can help keep this brilliant event free by getting your food and refreshments from an official bar or delicious food stall.

When and where is this year’s festival?

The 2023 Bristol Harbour Festival will take place on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July and is based in the streets and squares around Bristol’s historic floating docks.

What are the opening hours of the festival?

On Friday 14th, the festival will open from:

  • 3 - 10pm on Queen Square

On Saturday 15th, join us from:

  • 11am - 10pm at Queen Square
  • 11am - 6pm at College Green
  • 11am - 8pm at Millenium Square
  • 11am - 10pm at Waterfront Square (Amphitheatre)
  • 11am - 5pm for all on the water entertainment.

On Sunday 16th, festival opening times are:

  • 11am - 6pm at Queen Square, College Green, Millennium Square, Waterfront Square (Amphitheatre)
  • 11am - 5pm for all on-the-water entertainment

Accessible toilet facilities

Accessible toilets are located at every toilet block throughout the festival site.

What is the provision for lost/found children?

There are lost /found children points situated around the festival site. These are shown on the large information boards which are situated all around the harbourside.  If you have become separated from a member of your party, please notify a member of the event team (we’ll be in hi-vis jackets) who will contact our event control. If possible, leave a member of your party in the area where you last saw the person. It also helps if you write your mobile ‘phone number on your child’s hand using semi-permanent ink!

Can I bring my dog to the event?

Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times, and please remember to clean up after them.

Where can I buy a programme?

You can buy the Harbour Festival programme at any of our official programme outlets dotted around the festival and various venues throughout the city.

Where can I find information for visitors with accessibility needs?

Information for visitors with accessibility needs can be found here.

If I bring my bicycle to the event, where can I park?

There are dedicated lock up points – the main one is in The Grove which is the road that runs parallel to the Thekla (please refer to the site map)  Please note that no security personnel will be situated in the designated area and bikes will be left at the owners’ risk.

How can I get there by car?

To plan your journey to the Harbour Festival, please visit  https://travelwest.info/drive

I would like to have a catering stand/exhibitor space at the festival

For information on prices, sizes and availability at the festival please visit our get involved page, alternatively please contact visit website or contact: sales@rem-events.com  

Is there an opportunity to advertise in the festival’s official programme?

Information on costs and deadlines can be obtained by emailing Ben Wright – ben@bristol247.com

I would like information on the sponsorship opportunities that are available at Bristol Harbour Festival

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available designed to suit all budgets and corporate objectives. In the first instance, please contact info@rem-events.com