6 things to do this weekend in Bristol

6 things to do this weekend in Bristol

Posted on: 11 Sep 2020

Get out and about in Bristol this weekend.


Entertainment is slowly but surely returning to Bristol, with venues across the city tentatively reopening following months of closure and uncertainty. 


Today (Friday 11 September), Bristol Craft Beer Festival kicks off at the Lloyds Amphitheatre, while Lakota Gardens gets ready for its jazz and blues showcase, taking place on Sunday 13 September. 

Looking for further weekend inspiration? Here's six things to do this weekend in Bristol. 


Explore Bristol city centre with new ‘Follow your Heart’ trails


One thousand colourful hearts have been hand-painted across the city centre to form a new series of trails. Why not check them out this weekend? 


Each trail guides visitors on different routes around the city centre, taking in landmarks such as the Arnolfini and Castle Park.


The trails also pass through Bristol’s most prominent shopping districts, converging in a large, rainbow spiral in the atrium of Cabot Circus.


Created by the Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) and Cabot Circus, the ‘Follow Your Heart’ initiative is a continuation of the #BristolTogether campaign.


Read more about the campaign here

Follow your Heart trails

Sample beers from around the world at the Bristol Craft Beer Festival


Held in the Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol Craft Beer Festival showcases breweries from across the globe, plus music and street food. The festival kicks off today (Friday 11 September). 


A ticket gets you entry to the session of your choice and the opportunity to try any of the beers on offer, plus a free festival glass. It's a real chance to deepen your knowledge and understanding of craft beer. 

A ticket also gives you access to the festival’s pop-up kitchens, such as Bristol burger aficionados Asado and grilled mac and cheese trader Alp Mac.


This may well turn out to be your only chance to get to a Bristol festival in 2020, so visit the Bristol Craft Beer Festival website to get your hands on a last-minute ticket. Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2020.

Shop second-hand at Sobey's Vintage Clothing


Second Hand September is in full swing.


What better way to mark the occasion than with a visit to one of Bristol's leading vintage clothing retailers?


Located inside The Arcade shopping quarter, Sobey's Vintage Clothing stocks one-of-a-kind reworked pieces, designer clothing, jewellery and quirky accessories. 


If you're looking to reduce your impact on the environment this month, buying second-hand is a great place to start - and few do it better than Sobey's.Sobey's Vintage Clothing.

Enjoy a live jazz and blues showcase at Lakota Gardens


Sadly, this year's Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the team have joined forces with Lakota Gardens to deliver a string of intimate live performances in September.


On Sunday (13 September), catch accomplished five-piece The Jazz Defenders take the stage for an evening of polished live music.


There's a few tickets left. Grab one here.Lakota Gardens.

Indulge in a boozy brunch at Bambalan


Bambalan has launched a brand-new Bam Boozy Brunch service, the latest Bristol spin on the classic bottomless brunch offer. 


The kitchen team will be serving up delicious brunch dishes from 11:00 to 13:00 every Sunday, with a limitless supply of prosecco available to accompany the meal.


Tables can be booked in groups of up to six people, with two-hour slots available. There's a few spaces left for this Sunday, too. Inside Bambalan

Unwind with a Sunday Roast


It's no secret that Bristol loves a roast dinner. Pubs and restaurants across the city offer up mouth-watering plates of the Sunday staple; week in, week out.


If you're struggling for inspiration, or don't quite know where's good to go, we'd heartily recommend The Cloak & Dagger, The Phoenix's £10 roast (pictured below) or The Volunteer Tavern.Sunday Roast at The Phoenix

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Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at matt@365bristol.com.