• Bristol Harbour Festival

    The festival is free for all and brings over 250,000 people together each summer

Bristol Harbour Festival 2024

The annual festival takes place between 19 - 21 July 2024


The Bristol Harbour Festival is free for all and brings over 250,000 people together each summer to celebrate our rich maritime history and enjoy some of the city’s best music and entertainment. 

From the SS Great Britain all the way into the heart of Bristol, tall ships, music stages, dance areas, food markets, water display teams and circus acts combine to ensure that everywhere you turn, there’s something to delight and entertain. The site spans from Welshback to the SS Great Britain. Listen to the sounds of the Harbour Festival’s live performers as you browse the sights of Narrow Quay’s market and exhibition area.

50th Anniversary 

2022 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Bristol Harbour Festival. The amphitheatre’s Bristol Music Stage featured Dazee, Black Roots and Doreen Doreen in a stellar celebration of the city’s music scene. The Circus Playground returned to Queen Square with Cirque Bijou lining up circus and street theatre performances for all the family, while Trinity Community Arts presents Bristol Dances in Millennium Square.

Nine performance areas featured familiar favourites and new attractions, filling one and a half miles of the city with music, vessels, food markets, circus acts, live music and performers this July. Ebb & Flow, an inclusive programme showcasing community collaborations and emerging and established creative voices throughout the festival.

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Bristol

Stay at Future Inn Bristol

Bristol's Harbourside is a 7-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Bristol.  It would take around 14 minutes on public transport or 8 minutes to cycle. It is approximately a 19-minute walk from the hotel.

Future Inn Bristol is in the heart of the city centre, opposite the popular Cabot Circus shopping centre. It is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized bedrooms, including ones that can sleep up to four adults or families. In fact, under 12s stay for free. Perks include parking for £9 per night, free WiFi, bottled water, tea and coffee-making facilities, plus a complimentary bathrobe and slippers. 

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program, where you get a member's discount rate. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant and a complimentary drink voucher. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. It's also completely free to join!

Harbour Festival Restaurant

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after the event. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. All produce is local, and the food is homemade on-site. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £26 daily from 5pm. Under 5's always eat for free.

If you are staying in the hotel, room service is available 24/7. 

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our local selection includes Buttcombe, Bristol Harvey Cream and Bristol Rum. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails.

Bookings can be made on 0117 304 1020 or chophouse@futureinns.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can book online: 


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