What's on in Bristol this May? - Urban Student

What’s on in Bristol this May?

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As we head into the warmer months, the days are longer, and sun is on it’s way!

Time to get outside and let off some steam amidst exam seasons!

Here are some of the events you can get involved in this month:


After Hours at Wake the Tiger

3rd May

Enter the enchanting portal into the alternate realm of Meridia for a special evening tailored exclusively for adults at Wake The Tiger’s Festive After Hours event.



Open Studios at Spike Island

3rd – 5th May

Explore behind-the-scenes of the former Brooke Bond tea-packing factory, home to over 70 artists’ studios.



Beer Festival at Inn on the Green

4th May – 5th May

Come and be part of The Inn on the Green’s Annual Beer Festival 2024! Prepare yourself for a weekend brimming with beer-filled enjoyment on May 4th and 5th, running from 12-9pm. 🍻



Bank Holiday BBQ at Racks Bar & Kitchen

5th May

Come and celebrate the Bank Holiday with Racks Bar & Kitchen at their BBQ extravaganza on Sunday, May 5th. Enjoy live music throughout the day, £5 gin and tonics, and an abundance of mouth-watering bites sizzling on the barbecue.



Arts and Craft Club for Adults at Ollie Quinn

Every Tuesday evening commencing 14th May

Embark on a creative journey with Shannon from Paige and Wynter for seven weeks of exploration and crafting. Every session offers a chance to craft something new and experiment with the diverse array of equipment and materials available.




18th May – 2nd June

There are lots of festivals heading to Bristol this month, including the brilliant Upfest! Upfest presents and 18 day cultural programme, featuring live painting, artist talks, arts activities, panel discussions and more.



Dot to Dot Festival

25th May – 26th May

Dot to Dot Festival is an annual music festival held at various venues in Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester. It’s heading to Bristol in May over the late Spring bank holiday weekend.



Love Saves The Day

25th May – 26th May

…and finally, Love Saves the Day! The same weekend as Dot to Dot, you’re in for a lovely long bank holiday weekend full of great music. The Bristol-born festival showcases a diverse range of genre and music styles, so there is something for everyone!


…and there is it! There is plently to get up to this month in Bristol – will you go to any of these events?


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Published: 29.04.24 by Phoebe Clutton