Hundreds of thousands enjoy Bristol's Harbour Festival

Hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed the festival this weekend. Credit: Plaster

At least 200,000 people descended on Bristol's city centre this weekend to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Harbour Festival.

Despite the forecast and wet weather on Sunday, crowds braved the showers to make the most of annual celebrations.

For 46 years, Bristol's maritime heritage has been celebrated with a three-day festival across the city. Aside from the boats, tall ships and activities on the water to entertain spectators, food stalls and musical performances are dotted across Queen Square, the Amphitheatre and Cascade Steps.

One activity sees teams race hand-made boats across the water. Credit: Plaster
A concert organised by Colston Hall to celebrate their 150th anniversary opened the festival. Credit: SHOTAWAY

A huge clear up operation begun on Sunday evening and into Monday morning to return Bristol back to normal. According to the organisers "the amount of glass around the site was noticeably reduced again this year" plus over half of all the waste generated from the event was recycled.