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.
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.
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.
On Friday 14th, the festival will open from:
On Saturday 15th, join us from:
On Sunday 16th, festival opening times are:
Accessible toilets are located at every toilet block throughout the festival site.
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!
Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times, and please remember to clean up after them.
You can buy the Harbour Festival programme at any of our official programme outlets dotted around the festival and various venues throughout the city.
Information for visitors with accessibility needs can be found here.
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.
To plan your journey to the Harbour Festival, please visit https://travelwest.info/drive
Information on costs and deadlines can be obtained by emailing Ben Wright – firstname.lastname@example.org
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