In August 2021, Hotwells has hosted its third annual festival in Bristol. The free event, which spans from the 16th to August 27th August, will feature various events and activities, including street theatre, live bands, music events, and several stalls.
Hotwells Festival is back for the third year running to celebrate the community coming together and enjoying events that couldn’t be held anywhere else but on the streets of Bristol. With over 15 events taking place every day across 12 days, there’ll be plenty to do this summer, so if you enjoy seeing your local area come alive with events, then don’t miss out.
The first event took place in 2018, with hundreds more expected this time around. Enjoy the events for free every day with your friends and family, or just pass by to take in all the fun that’s on offer. With events taking place at various venues around Bristol, you won’t be stuck for choice when it comes to activities to do this summer.
The festival will continue into August 2019 with events like Punch Alley Street Theatre dance workshops, live music events, and huge street theatre shows, as well as a host of food stalls, including The Real Greek who are back again offering delicious gyros with freshly made chips served in freshly baked pitta bread. If you’re looking to try something new, then head over to one of the events where local traders serve up some Caribbean flavors thanks to Blue & Green’s popular Trinidad & Tobago Community Night.
If you want to hear some top indie music, head over to events such as Friends of Hotwells Festival with The Sunshine Underground and Young Dubliners, or if you prefer rock music, then don’t forget about events like Hoopla! Street Basketball Tournament 2019 and Bristol Indie Week Warm-Up are featuring Castle and Heavy Pets. Take a look at the full list of events taking place in August 2021 below:
FRIEND OF HOTWELLS FESTIVAL – FRIDAY 16TH TO SUNDAY THE 18TH OF AUGUST 18TH AUGUST.
The Friend of Hotwells is an annual event held during Hotwells Festival that kicks off a week-long celebration. This year it runs from the 16th to the 18th of August 18th August, and events include a street party, vibrant live music events, and the popular barbeque cook-off at Brunel Square.
HOOPLA! STREET BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2019 – SATURDAY THE 17TH OF AUGUST 17TH AUGUST.
Enjoy a day out watching some exciting basketball games during this free event in Bristol with family and friends on South Street. Hosted by Hoopla Sports events, expect to see teams from all over the UK taking part in two different tournaments – Saturday Men’s Tournament, where participants can win trophies for winning their group as well as prizes for shooting accuracy throughout the day, or Sunday Mixed Tournament (13+). Take a look at events like the Hotwells Festival events page for more details about this year’s tournament.
BLUE SKIES AHEAD STREET THEATRE WORKSHOP (18+) – SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH AUGUST.
This exciting dance workshop is packed full of different styles, including musical theatre, jazz, and contemporary styles. This is an open class where all levels are welcome, so whether you’ve never danced before or want to learn some new skills, this event is for you.