11 Things To Do This Weekend In Bristol

11 Things To Do This Weekend In Bristol

Posted on: 02 Nov 2019

There’s never a dull moment in Bristol, that’s for sure. But if you do find yourself at a loose end this weekend, take a look at this list. 

 

From a gin festival (yes, a gin festival) to Bonfire Night celebrations, there’s loads to do between 2 and 3 November. Here’s 11 highlights.  

 

Discover speciality coffee 

 

Forget Starbucks: Bristol is brimming with speciality coffee shops and independent cafes waiting to feed your caffeine cravings. Here’s 16 of our favourite coffee shops in and around Bristol.

11 Things To Do in Bristol: 2 - 3 November 2019

Start November with a bang: Bonfire Night celebrations 

 

Goodbye Halloween, hello Bonfire Night: finish the half-term holiday with a bang. Over the weekend, there’s loads of firework displays and bonfires taking place across Bristol. Check out our rundown here.

 

On Saturday, visit Puxton Park for some Fire Magic, or on Sunday, venture to Old Down Country Park for a low-noise celebration.

11 Things To Do in Bristol: 2 - 3 November 2019

Booze and breakfast: Bottomless Brunch across Bristol

 

Breakfast and unlimited booze: it’s the best way to kick off a weekend. The Prince Street Social, Steam, The Kings Street Brew House – these are just a handful of venues that offer Bottomless Brunch. 


Discover our top Brunch spots with this handy guide.

11 Things To Do This Weekend

Records galore @ Friendly records & Colston Hall

 

Today, it’s all about vinyl. At Colston Hall, browse the collections of 70 dealers from across the world in the Foyer. 

 

Looking for something a little more intimate? Head to North Street’s Friendly Records for their half-price record sale.

11 Things To Do in Bristol This Weekend

Plant-based loving: celebrate the start of World Vegan Month

 

Did you know? November 1 marked the start of World Vegan Month.

 

Bristol is a world leader when it comes to vegan delights, so why not tour the city in search of plant-based treats? Find out where to find vegan junk food, or read our recent interview with Oowee Vegan's boss, Verity Foss. 

11 Things To Do in Bristol: 2 - 3 November 2019

Halloween isn't over yet! 

 

For those of you looking to extend the spook season just that bit further, you’re in luck. There’s still lots of Halloween-fuelled events happening across Bristol this weekend.

 

Today, pop down to the Zombie Walk, kicking off at 15:00 at College Green. And afterwards, celebrate with one of the many Halloween parties taking place in clubs across the city. 

11 Things To Do in Bristol This Weekend

The ultimate booze festival: The Prosecco & Gin Festival 

 

Are you a gin or Prosecco lover? Or both?

 

Who isn’t! This weekend, uncover the U.K.’s biggest selection of flavoured gins, alongside loads of new gins and sparkling wines at Paintworks. For more information, head to the website.

11 Things To Do in Bristol: 2 - 3 November 2019

Worth the Weight: Kilo Vintage Sale @ Pennywell Studios 

 

Bye, fast fashion: on Sunday, the Pennywell Project's preloved vintage market returns. Pay by the kilo for vintage fashion and do your bit for the planet.

11 Things To Do in Bristol This Weekend

What is Sunday without roast dinner?

 

The Cloak & Dagger is one of Cheltenham Road’s latest additions and boy; it’s special. Get ahead of the game and try out one of their (very reasonably-priced) Sunday Roasts before everyone else discovers them. 

11 Things To Do in Bristol This Weekend

Europe's Outdoor Film Festival arrives in Bristol 

 

The European Outdoor Film Festival is on tour, and it’s landing in Bristol this weekend. Head to Bristol SU to discover the most inspiring adventure films of the year.

11 Things To Do in Bristol: 2 - 3 November 2019

Love Literature? 

 

The annual Bristol Literature Festival is coming to an end, but there’s still chance to enjoy some fiction-fuelled delights.

 

On Saturday, visit Waterstones for a special book launch and literary night. 

11 Things To Do in Bristol: 2 - 3 November 2019


Article by:

Kate Hutchison

Kate Hutchison, co-Editor 365Bristol.com & Editor 365Bath.com 

Kate is a recent Philosophy graduate and freelance writer with a passion for digital content, music and lifestyle journalism. Find Kate in a coffee shop, on Twitter or email kate@365bristol.com