NEWS: The first Bristol Art District Weekender comes to streets of Bedminster

Bedminster will host its first Bristol Art District Weekender on 19th-20th August with a street party and fringe events celebrating local artists, makers and performers 

Images: Libby Smith @myfavouritedays and Delroy Hibbert @crossingthedanny

From 19th-20th August, Bristol Art District Weekender will be a celebration of all things creative in Bedminster. Expect free craft workshops, performance art, dance, street art and photography. All art forms will be celebrated, with painters, potters, actors, singers and more programmed.

Upfest 2022. Image: Libby Smith @myfavouritedays

Saturday 19th August 


Saturday will see East Street transformed into a Street Party in celebration of local creatives. Alongside a street packed full of activity, traders will be invited to animate their spaces and shops. The area will be filled with live theatre, choirs, street performers and children’s crafts, so the whole family can come together to immerse themselves in the celebrations.

Upfest 2022 and Bristol Refugee Festival 2023 Images: Libby Smith @myfavouritedays and Delroy Hibbert @crossingthedanny

Sunday 20th August 


On Sunday, the activities will move into the local venues, with free to attend workshops, drop-in events and entertainment spread throughout the area, as well as street art walks, photography workshops and other outdoor activities. 

Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2022. Image: Libby Smith @myfavouritedays

Ruth Green, Head of Bedminster Business Improvement District, said:  “we’ll have Upfest bringing street artists to live paint in the street, workshops of all kinds for all levels of experience, theatre performances, pop-up music performances and plenty of food and drinks from all the traders in the area. It’s more important than ever to support our local retailers and hospitality businesses so we’re hoping Bristol will turn out in force for a huge celebration of Bristol’s creativity.”

Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2022 and Upfest 2022. Images: Libby Smith @myfavouritedays

The weekender will feature over 150 murals from national, international and Bristol artists, and is home to Upfest, Europe’s largest live street art festival. Discover over 40 creative businesses from galleries and theatres to bars which are pieces of art in themselves!  Follow mural trails, grab a gift from an independent trader as you explore one of Bristol’s oldest neighbourhoods.


Bristol Refugee Festival 2023. Image: Libby Smith @myfavouritedays and Delroy Hibbert @crossingthedanny

Find out more about how you can get involved with the multitude of activities today by visiting

Bristol Art District Weekender is a free event. Some activities require payment, and will need to be booked in advance.