Three things to do in September in Bristol

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Susan on August 20, 2016

The fine city of Bristol is the sixth most populous city in England, and as you would expect of such a big place, there is always plenty to do and see, whether you live in the city or you simply visit as a tourist. This September is no exception, and there are a whole host of great events and activities to get your teeth stuck into if you are in the Bristol area next month.

Here are just three of the best things you can participate in when in Bristol this September:

1. Hot air balloon rides

Many people do not realise that hot air balloon flights are typically available from March to October, so it is perfectly possible to take a thrilling hot air balloon ride through the skies of Bristol this September, and there are few places in the UK better to take such a ride because Bristol is home to some beautiful views. These include its city-centre docks, Spike Island, Avon Gorge, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Mendip Hills, and much more besides, making for one of the most exciting flights you are ever likely to take, and the source of some great photographs for those who are so inclined.

2. Xavier Antin: The Eternal Network at Spike Island

If art is your thing, you will not want to miss out on this brilliant and inspiring exhibition, which is actually the artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK. Frenchman Xavier Antin is one of the most interesting artists around at the moment, and this exhibition, which takes place on Spike Island between 9 July – 18 September is an opportunity to see his unique, newly commissioned work, which is based on independent publishing and inspired by the Beau Geste Press printing house.

3. Bristol Oktoberfest

Lovers of German food and beer will not want to miss out on the opportunity to sample the finest Germany has to offer in the heart of Bristol. This year, the city will be celebrating Oktoberfest between 1-4 September, and although there will undoubtedly be plenty of good German beer and bratwurst to be had, there will also be authentic German decorations, waiters and waitresses in traditional dress and plenty of singing and dancing in the traditional German style. It’s the closest you’ll get to the real Oktoberfest experience without getting on a plane to Germany.