View all the upcoming local events near the Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel.

Local Events in July

1st to 31st July 2018: Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is annual festival hosting performances and events inspired by the Bard in alfresco and unusual spaces across Bristol.

Various venues


1st July 2018: Race for Life 5k

5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and choose to run, jog or walk your way around the course. The Bristol route follows the perimeter of The Downs, a fairly flat course with a mixed terrain, which takes in amazing views of the Gorge and Suspension Bridge.

The Downs


5th to 8th July 2018: NASS festival

NASS Festival returns for a weekend of banging Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dance, Hip Hop, Grime and high-octane action sports.

Shepton Mallet


2nd to 15th July 2018: Bristol Pride

This is Bristol’s most colourful community celebration; it’s open and welcoming to all who champion equality and diversity.

Various Locations including Millennium Square


7th July to 11th November 2018: BBC Women’s Hour Craft Prize

Showcasing the most innovative and exciting craft practice in the UK today, this exhibition from the V&A marks the 70th anniversary of BBC Woman’s Hour.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery


7th to 10th July 2018: St Paul’s Carnival

This iconic Bristol event represents the best of African Caribbean culture, as well as the diversity, creativity and vibrancy of its home city. 2018 sees St Pauls Carnival return in style, celebrating 50 years since the first carnival in 1968.


8th July 2018: England v India IT20

International Cricket returns to The Brightside Ground, Bristol, next summer when England take on India in a T20

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club


13th July to 20th July 2018: University of Bristol Award Ceremonies

Wills Memorial Hall, Bristol


15th to 17th July 2018: Bristol Americana Weekend

From blues and folk to country and bluegrass, Bristol Americana Weekend returns for the second year, bringing a range of world-class and award-winning artists to the city for an unforgettable weekend of live music

Colston Hall, St. George’s


15th July 2018: Great Weston Ride

The Great Weston Ride is a stunning city-to-coast recreational bike ride that offers a significant physical challenge for cyclists and the opportunity for a fun day out by the sea with family and friends.

Long Ashton


16th July to 27th July 2018: University of the West of England Award Ceremonies

Bristol Cathedral


20th to 22nd July 2018: Bristol Harbour Festival

This annual free dance, music and arts extravaganza returns to the Harbourside for a weekend of nautical family fun with plenty of live music, plus a circus zone, dance village, an exciting new sprint rowing event, Power8 Sprints and much more.



26th – 29th July 2018 The Other Art Fair

The UK’s favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

The Passenger Shed


28th to 29th July 2018: Thai Food Festival

A great day out, enjoy mixed culture entertainment, costume parades, food stalls, live music, cultural dances, thai boxing demos and more…

Millennium Square

Beautiful yellow sunflower in the sun against blue sky.

40th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, 9th – 12th August 2018

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe.

The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the event site.

Alongside the fantastic site of hot air balloons filling the skies, we have a large number of great trade stands, fairground rides and much more entertainment.


Live Music – Summer 2018

24th August – James Arthur, Bristol Skyline Series, St Philips

26th August – The Vamps, Bristol Skyline Series, St Philips

31st August – Texas & Imelda May, Bristol Skyline Series, St Philips

Great Bristol Half Marathon, 23rd September 2018

The 2018 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon will return in its third year as part of the Great Run Series. Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must do event with an atmosphere second to none.

Harbourside and Avon Gorge

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