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St Pauls Carnival 2022 presents Back A Yard - 2nd July

A celebration of the St Pauls Community. This year we want to show some love to all the incredible people that make up the St Pauls community. The people who have kept Carnival alive and thriving for 54 years. We’re taking all the bits of Carnival you know and love – the food, music, arts and community – and bringing an epic programme of events to the streets of St Pauls. Saturday 2nd July, Back A Yard: Community Celebration at the Malcolm X Centre, 1 – 6pm (Pay What You Can from £1). Make way for a celebration day in the heart of St Pauls! Hosted by Ujima Radio, there’s something for the whole community with live music, dance, crafts, stalls, delicious food and more – complete with a mas celebration and children’s parade. 141 City Rd, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8YH

Bristol Pride Day - 9 July

Bristol Pride is a unique and important event that celebrates the LGBT+ community and offers the chance to connect and bring people together. As well as showcasing our wonderfully diverse community, Pride is about overcoming prejudice, hatred, reducing isolation and showing members of the LGBT+ community that they are not alone. Pride Day is headlined by Carly Rae Jepsen will be taking place on Saturday 9 July on The Downs. Pride Parade March returns on Saturday 9 July too, louder and prouder than ever as we mark the 50th anniversary of the first pride march in the UK. Our chance to be visible and remember that we continue to fight for equality. The parade will gather at Castle Park from 10am and will depart at 10.45am.

Bristol Harbour Festival Returns - 15 - 17 July 2022

Back for its 50th anniversary This Bristol Harbour Festival takes place on the harbourside in Bristol. The annual dance, music and arts extravaganza will be returning to Bristol’s Harbourside with a plenty of family activities, circus performers, delicious food stalls, visiting vessels and some mega live music across all the stages on Bristol’s waterfront. The festival has been sorely missed over the past few years and this years event promises to be a celebration not to be missed!!

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta - 11th-14th August

The fiesta features twice daily mass ascents featuring hundreds of balloons taking off from a ballooning arena at the centre of the event site. The event also features special shapes making an appearance in the area, with balloons tethered throughout the weekend by ballooning teams from all over the world. The event also features two magical nightglows, when the balloons light up to a soundtrack provided by BBC Radio Bristol. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Arena features entertainment throughout the weekend. Find your spot around the ballooning arena to catch daily displays, stunts and tetherings, or head out to explore Ashton Court Estate and our 100 traders and activities. for families and children of all ages. Don’t miss our acoustic bandstand, jam-packed with local bands throughout the event., with chances to meet the balloon pilots and entertainment throughout the weekend. 11th-14th August. Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN

Make as splash at Bristols very own West Country Water Park

Summers arrived so come and enjoy the newest and most unique inflatable AquaPark in the UK. No other AquaPark has an interactive game that is fun for everyone and can even be played at night! What’s more, our AquaPark is a stone’s throw from spectators meaning you can be a part of the fun even when not running around and jumping off it. West Country Water Park also offers Paddle Boarding Sessions and swimming in a beautiful purpose built lake. There is a program of outdoor cinema during July and August including some great classics like ET, West Side Story and Jaws. Best of all we have got you a money off code "WhatsOnBristol22" which will give 15% off the current online booking prices until the end of July, including the cinema!!.

Bristol Tattoo Convention - 9 - 10 July

We can't wait for Bristol Tattoo Convention to return to Ashton Gate Stadium in 2022. Over 250 artists from all 4 corners of the globe, Over 30 trader stands, The Old Time Sailors will be performing Matinee shows from 1pm-3pm both days. Demon Drome "Wall Of Death riders" Buses will run a circular all weekend from Bristol Temple Meads Station, The Bristol Hotel on Prince Street, Broad Quayin the City centre then up to Ashton Gate Stadium. Buses will be every 10-15 mins traffic depending. Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, BS3 2EJ

Diesel Enthusiast Days at the Avon Valley Railway - 30 July

Join us for a trip onboard one of our diesel-hauled Enthusiast trains. Purchase an Enthusiast day ticket for unlimited travel on our 10:45, 12:00, 13:15, 14:30 & 15:45 trains. Stay on as much as you like, or jump off to enjoy refreshments in our licensed Buffet at Bitton Station. Your journey lasts fifty minutes and you’ll travel both ways from Bitton Station. First you’ll head north to our station at Oldland Common. Next you’ll travel back south onto the more scenic part of your journey to our station at Avon Riverside before returning to Bitton. At either end of the line you’re welcome to disembark and watch the locomotive running round to the other end of the train. 30 July. Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD

National Garden Scheme Open Day - 17 July

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) open day returns to the Botanic Garden this year where you can see the Garden in all its summer glory. The NGS has been running since 1927 initially to support district nurses; there are now over 3500 gardens across the country open as part of the scheme which last year raised £3.1 million for nursing and health charities. Here at the Botanic Garden there will be tours, displays, plant sales, refreshments and, fingers crossed, lovely sunshine. Please note; as this is a fundraising event for charity the usual free entry to Friends, University staff and students will not apply. 17 July at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1JG

Tyson Fury's Official After Party Tour - 14th July

The Biggest After Party ever! An evening with the legend Tyson Fury. Come and meet the man and his stories up close and uncut. These are evenings not to be missed! Gold Star Promotions brings to you TYSON FURY'S Official After Party Tour. Back by popular demand & coming soon to a town near you! The Champ is bringing the after party celebrations to you!! The Gypsy King will be returning to Bristol at BAWA Leisure Thursday 14th July 2022 for one night only! This is a night not to be missed and your chance to meet and greet the living legend in person as well as other featured fighters! Meet & Greet With The Champ - Party Atmosphere - Q&A - Live Entertainment - Sports Auction. July 14, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm. BAWA, 589, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG

Stand Up For The Weekend with Carey - 2 July Marx and Guests

Featuring Jenny Collier plus compere Tom Toal. Carey Marx is an unapologetic gagsmith. The jokes are short and sharp, often uncomfortably so, as any morality is sacrificed on the altar of quick laughs. And there’s no better way of guaranteeing a reaction than storming headlong into decidedly dodgy territory. There’s plenty here for the connoisseur of comedy writing. The lines are efficient, original and potent – and rarely fail to blindside the audience. And they come at a blistering rate, thanks to a hugely economical delivery. He doesn’t go out of the way to befriend an audience, yet there is a subtle charm and intelligence to him, even when the material is blatantly offensive. 2 July - 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm). Hen & Chicken Studio, 210 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JF

Elephant Parade at Noahs Ark Farm Zoo

Visit Noah's Ark Zoo Farm this summer to take part in Elephant parade®. From 1st July to 31st 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 10:30-17:00 daily. Elephant Parade® combines art, conservation, education and of course lots of fun. The herd of 26 decorative elephants will form a trail over the 100 acres of beautiful North Somerset countryside for visitors to explore and discover. Each sculpture has been created by local and international artists to raise awareness of the need for global elephant conservation. The herd of 26 elephants visiting Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm this summer has been curated to also support the zoo’s ethos with conservation, sustainability and inclusive messages being shared by each of the incredible designs.

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