Your Spring Festival Guide 2017
So, in case you didn’t hear, Bristol just got voted best place to live in the UK in 2017 by The Sunday Times (yes, we mentioned this in our last blog we know, but really it is something to brag about so excuse us while we do). Among the many reasons why Bristol has achieved this great title, is its fantastic festival scene. We’ve put together the ultimate spring festival guide for the South West to keep you busy through the next few months and get you ready for Summer!
There’s no need to wait for the Fringe, Bath Comedy Festival is just around the corner. Set in the idyllic, historic city of Bath, this festival promises every type of humor you can imagine and more. The festival is specifically designed to attract new talent trailblazing the way for others to follow, so why not take a punt and head to Bath to discover the next big name in the business.
See the full line up here.
Bristol Comedy Garden 14th – 18th June
The much loved Bristol Comedy Garden makes its return to Queen Square in June. Achieving the complete festival feel with performances in the Big Top and gourmet street food on stand by for your in-between comedy cravings, the line up really can’t be beaten. Headliners include Ross Noble, Greg Davies, Adam Hills and our all time favourite, ventriloquist Nina Conti. We’ll see you in the tent!
Salcombe Crab Fest 30th April
You’ll have to head a little further south for this one, but with the temptation of some delicious seafood and the promise of coastal sunshine you won't be able to say no. Cookery demos, activities for the whole family and of course local producers sporting some of the best crab in the country are just some of the things you can expect from Salcombe Crabfest.
Find out more here.
Foodies Festival 12th – 14th May
This one is the all rounder of food festivals. Everything from the chance to bake with your Bake Off heroes to watching Michelin star chefs cook up a storm and all that lies in between. Think street food, chocolatiers, cocktail masterclasses, live music and you’ll start to get an idea of what the weekend holds. Stop pondering what more there could be and just grab a ticket.
Tickets available here.
Vegfest 2017 20th – 21st May
If your foodie needs are a little more niche, then Vegfest 2017 may just be the perfect thing. This unique event brings together the very best vegan food during the day and headline music performers in the evening. Whether you are a long-standing vegan, newly converted or even just interested in finding out more Vegfest offers this opportunity, all in the beautiful setting of Bristol Harbourside.
Tickets available now.
Bristol Swing Festival 2017 14th – 17th April
If you haven’t got funny bones then why not swing into April with Bristol Swing Festival. World class teachers will guide you throughout a three day teaching course so you are fully prepared to throw some shapes on the dance floor come the evening. If three days teaching seems a little too much, grab a Social pass and just enjoy the evening parties.
Full and Social Passes available here.
Love Saves the Day 27th – 28th May
Returning for a sixth year of love, music and lots and lots of glitter Love Saves the Day is back at the end of May. Head to Eastville Park for either the Saturday or the Sunday or make a weekend of it and get tickets for both. If we are honest we are struggling to pick between the line ups…
Full line up here.
Book you stay with us and fit one of these great festivals in to your trip.
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Posted on 29th March 2017 by Sophie