St Paul's Carnival Cancelled Bristol

St. Paul’s Carnival may be cancelled but there’s plenty to do instead

St Paul’s has been cancelled because of ‘ongoing challenges’ faced by the organisers. There will be a much smaller indoor event in September but nothing like the usual shenanigans. But all is not lost! There’s actually lots going on around Bristol so you can have just as good a time as you would have. Here’s 10 things you can do in Bristol instead of the St Paul’s Carnival.

1. Interrupt a news report about the cancellation of St Paul’s Carnival.

2. Go to Rice & Things on Stokes Croft and eat a Goat Curry.

Rice and things Bristol

Although not as adventurous as sampling goat curry from someone’s back garden, Rice & Things probably makes the best one in Bristol.

3. Sink a Red Stripe in The Criterion.

The Criterion

Sure it’s a bit dodgy looking on the outside, but rest assured it’s a magical wonderland on the inside.

4. Drink lots of cider at Bristol Harbour Festival from July 17th to 19th.

bristol harbour festival

Via Flickr

Probably one of the biggest events in Bristol. Running for 3 days they’ll be lots of music, drinking, heaps of food and a lot of rowdy youths.

5. Unwind with a quick massage in Stokes Croft.

Stokes Croft Massage Club

Via Flickr

Maybe not.

6. See lots of graffiti at Upfest, July 25 to 27.

Upfest Bristol

Via. Flickr

After a successful kickstarter campaign, Europe’s largest Street Art & Graffiti festival is back this year with 250 artists painting 28 venues throughout Bedminster & Southville, Bristol.

7. Listen to some Laid Blak and wander around Portland Square.

Because that’s pretty much what happens every year.

8. Start a new carnival in the Bearpit.

Bristol Morris Dancers In The Bear Pit

Go the full hog and make it a strictly Morris Dancing affair.

9. Eat all the meat at Bristol Grillstock Festival on July 11th – 12th.

grill stock bristol festival

Get your meat solution from the BBQ heavy Grillstock Festival. Filled with even more delicious music such as De La Soul & Goldie Looking Chain, tickets are running low so get one soon.

10. Have a quick rave on Turbo Island

Just incase you miss the drum n bass.

Whatever you do, just make sure it involves eating a little bit of jerk chicken, drinking a red stripe and wandering around St. Paul’s.

Find out more things to do in Bristol.

Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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