One-off parties every other month or so, at various Bristol venues including Horseplay Club: Secret Stable. Hedonistic equine revelry, frisky mix of cutting edge underground dance music with fine dusting of glitter and sleaze. Mixed queer crowd, cheap beer, haze of smoke and lasers. See fb for upcoming dates.
Periodic events Saturdays 10pm-2am in the cellar of The Retreat on West Street, for leathermen, pups, daddies, uniforms, bikers, and skins. Dedicated BLUF Leather Cave. Strict BLUF dresscode enforced. Members and registered guests only. See website for next event date.
August 11-14, 2016, 38th annual, free 4-day event at Ashton Court, west of Bristol Center by way of the M5. Balloons, Nightglows, Thursday and Saturday Fireworks Displays, Trade Village, Catering & Entertainment areas - around a half-million visitors expected.
August 31, 2016, 1-5pm at BMAG. The perfect place to ‘walk like an Egyptian’ or ‘do the dinosaur’… discover and be inspired by the museum in an entirely different way. Get the dinosaurs shaking their bones and the fossils rattling in their cases in this street dance workshop. Prepare a performance for the evening exhibition and wrap party.
October 7-9, 2016, by LeatherWest. Weekend of leather fun celebrating the gay leathermen’s community in the region; a range of social events and workshops; Mr LeatherWest 2016, UNION night, leather bikers' event, and more. See details on their website.
December 2-4, 2016, Bristol Bear Bar in the Gay Village, Old Market Quarter - primarily aimed at the hairy beary gay community, their admirers and friends, an easy-going event where everyone is welcome to join in for drinks, laughs and great nights out!. Also each June the Southern HiBearnation. See website for more details as announced.
May, 2017 at The Bristol Old Vic. Unique 11-day annual festival of contemporary theatre dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond. "A mix of work so tasty it makes you want to up sticks and move to Bristol permanently." --The Guardian.
Early July, 2017 (TBC). Events include art, comedy, dance, theatre, sport, film, performances and more! Saturday Pride Day Parade from 11am (gather in Queens Square), free outdoor music festival in Castle Park with bar, food concessions and market stalls. Over 100 DJs & performers. Film Festival. Pride Night events at clubs around town. More events year-round - see details online:
July 14-16, 2017 (TBC), annual fabulous weekend of the arts, music, circus, stage performances, events on the water, marketplaces. See website for events details and line-ups. Saturday Night Fireworks!