Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Bristol Harbour Festival

Bristol Harbour Festival

Spending July at university isn't all bad - it means I get to experience the summer in Bristol and all the fun things it has to offer. (Except the Balloon Fiesta - sadly I've missed that every year as it's in August!)

Seeing as Sundays are definitely not meant for essay writing, my housemate and I decided to make the most of the sunshine and visit the Bristol Harbour Festival.

99 Flake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

Of course, the first thing we did on getting to the harbour was get ice creams before wandering along the waterfront just taking it all in. We visited the stalls selling everything from flower headdresses to baked goods for dogs.

Baked Dog Biscuits

Although altogether we only really spent a couple of hours at the festival, it would be easy to spend much longer and sit and watch some of the music and dance acts taking place. But even in just a short time we were able to just soak up the atmosphere and admire the city.

Bristol Harbour

Bristol Harbour

Bristol Harbour SS Great Britain

The harbourside isn't a part of Bristol I ever spend much time at, which is a shame as it's actually a really lovely part of the city! It looked especially busy and interesting with the number of boats that had arrived as part of the flotilla.

Bristol Harbour Boat

Bristol Harbour Festival

In Millenium Square we found a huge tent full of sweets - which somehow we resisted buying, simply because I would have had to have a piece of everything!

Sweets

Sweets

Sweets

Sweets

There were people of all ages enjoying themselves at the festival and there was plenty going on to entertain the crowds - including what seemed to be an improptu 'Tan-Off' competition, a world record colouring book and lots of places encouraging the visitors to dance.

I love living in Bristol and having events like this right on my doorstep. If you find yourself in Bristol next summer, I'd highly recommend spending a few hours at the Harbour Festival!

Jennifer
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3 comments

  1. I love an ice cream by the water... and those sweets! I can't believe you resisted!

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  2. Wow, the Bristol harbour festival sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing the moment. I like the sweets inn Millenium Square.

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  3. Your photos are beautiful! It looks like you had fun. Pass me all of the sweets please.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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