As Bristol marks its 650th anniversary of becoming a city, we've rounded up some events to look out for
As Bristol marks its 650th anniversary of becoming a city and county in 2023 with major celebrations in the pipeline, this year sees a whole host of vibrant, world-renowned festivals and events. Here are some of our highlights to look out for:
We the Curious is reopening
We the Curious science museum and wedding venue was forced to close in April 2022 following a devastating fire on its roof. Repairs to resulting water damage are under way and the plan is to reopen in 2023. Brimming with exhibits to inspire and home to the UK's only 3D planetarium, this is the place to ask questions and get creative.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, 10th-13th August
Europe's largest hot air balloon event will once again stun visitors with its mass ascents when more than 100 hot air balloons take off and fly over the city at dawn and dusk. The free-to-visit fiesta also has daytime aerial displays, fairground rides, entertainment, music and food stalls.
200 years of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Another iconic city-centre wedding venue makes waves this year as it celebrates its the bi-centenary of its forerunner, The Bristol Institution for the Advancement of Science, Literature and the Arts. BI200 will bring together amazing objects and stories from the museum's collections through a series of themed seasons taking place throughout the year.
To discover more about the myriad of events happening in Bristol to mark its 650th year as a city visit https://visitbristol.co.uk