One of the highlights of the Summer for me is the Bristol Harbour Festival which happens towards the end of July each year. Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the UK’s biggest public festivals and celebrates the importance of Bristol’s Harbour and Docks. Every year it gets bigger and bigger and this year’s was the best yet. Which I can imagine was due to the absolutely gorgeous weather we had this year.
We decided to go on the train as parking would have been a nightmare with all of the roads closed off. And we took Milo for his first trip on the train which he loved. I can never believe how relaxed Milo is doing all of these new things, he just goes along with everything!
The are always various different events happening throughout the city with multiple stages, from the “Music Stage” at the Amphitheatre, to the “Brunel Stage” at the SS Great Britain and “Centre Stage” at Cascade Steps. We made our way to Queen Square which is where all of the Food Stalls are – and obviously my favourite part of Bristol Harbour Festival.
After walking around all of the food vendors, I decided on a Spinach and Feta Tart with Mustard Potato Salad and Cous Cous for my lunch. Sam went for a hog dog bigger than his head. These meals were huge. And you can bet we ate a lot more throughout the day. From Chocolate Brownies to Pick ‘n’ Mix and the gorgeous Muffin pictured above. Mine was white chocolate and raspberry and was delicious.
We had a walk around the city to let our food go down and I got Sam took some photos of me in my new dress. This was kindly gifted to me from Angeleye and I am in love. I can tell I’ll be getting so much wear out of it. It can be dressed up or down and I have had so many compliments on it already. It fits true to size and can be ordered here – I cannot get over the quality for the price. I’m already eyeing up some of the other dresses Angeleye have in stock – including this beauty in a similar style which I think will be perfect for Autumn/Winter parties. There’s honestly so much on their site that I love.
Once we’d finished our little photo session we carried on walking along the waterfront, stopping to try every single bit of food on offer before grabbing some cans of Thatcher’s from Sainburys and sitting at the Harbour to enjoy them whilst watching the sun go down. A perfect end to a perfect day. Bristol Harbour Festival is on 17th-19th July 2020 and I’d really suggest visiting for the day – or even make a weekend of it if you can – there’s plenty of other things to do in and around Bristol.
Did you go to the Bristol Harbour Festival this year? Which part was your favourite?
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I have never been to Bristol or the festival. But is seems like a great event to attend. It must have been extra special this year in the good weather. I always find weather makes such an impact on how we perceive the success of a day out. Maybe one year I will get the chance to attend the festival and sample it myself.
Ah yeah the weather really does make such a difference! I hope you get to visit one day!
Melanie williams says
Wow sounds like an amazing festival for sure. Love the look of all the fab foodie options…I must make a mental note to visit Bristol xx
Thank you! Oh yes you definitly need to visit at some point!
Helen Neale says
Oh wow, Such a fun and great experience you had. This seems to be a really great festival. Hope I can attend next time,
Thank you. It was a fab day!
Ami Rose I adore your dress it is stunning, the whole festival sounds like a wonderful visit and the food looks delicious.
Ah thank you. Stepping out of my comfort zone with fashion photos on here!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra says
Sounds like an amazing festival to attend. If I only lived close, I’d want to attend too! The food looks amazing, and that huge cupcake – wow! I love your dress too. It fits you perfectly!
Mmm the cupcake was GOOD. Thank you, beautiful isn’t it!
Viano Dee says
Really nice read. Milo must have been glad and let’s talk about the dress– really looks good on you. Sam did a good job taking your picture. Lovely.
Ah thank you lovely. Yep Sam’s learning hehe.
Your review is so simple and yet it touches on the important things. The picture of the cupcake is just so yummy and inviting?
Thank you lovely. Can’t beat cupcakes!
Dalene Ekirapa says
I’m just learning about the Bristol Festival but I feel like I wanna attend it too…just because of their foods. I’m such a foodie for good food so yeah, I’d need that cup cake too!
Ah I’m such a foodie too! Hopefully you get to visit one day!
I never been to the Bristol Harbour festival but Would love it. Maybe next year as I don’t live too far from Bristol ( like 2 hours away) .
Make a trip lovely, I may be bias but it’s a fab place!
Samantha Donnelly says
I had no idea about this festival, it sounds amazing I have not been to Bristol for years and would love to go back as have very fond memories from when I was little. I will have to look out for this next year
Bristol is a lovely place! I’m glad I’ve made you aware of the festival, you’ll have to visit again now!