All public events in Bristol cancelled until 'end of July at the earliest' as coronavirus spread continues

All public events in Bristol have been cancelled until the end of July at the earliest because of coronavirus, it has been announced.

This year's Harbour Festival is one of several popular annual events that have been called off by Bristol City Council as the virus continues to spread.

A spokesperson said the decision has been made in light of the "government's clear advice surrounding social distancing, mass gatherings and non-essential social contact".

Events scheduled to take place beyond July will also be "placed under review" and could face either cancellation or postponement.

The council has announced it will no longer be accepting new event applications either, until further notice.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said:

John Hirst, from Destination Bristol, also responded to the announcement and said it was a "huge blow" to organisers, volunteers and the general public.

He said he's "very hopeful that Bristol’s much-cherished programme of events will bounce back even stronger in 2021.’’

People who have bought tickets for certain events are advised to liaise with the event organisers.

Updates on future events in the city can be found at