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Summer 2004's big events
Balloons in the sky over Bristol   THIS STORY LAST UPDATED:
20 August 2004 1413 BST


There's a host of festivals taking place in Bristol this summer... plan the months ahead with our guide for 2004.

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A balloon bonanza comes to Bristol in August
JULY 2004:
Carnival revellerSt Paul's Carnival | 3 July
FREE
>> Line up info and >> Map
After a triumphant return in 2003, the one-day carnival is firmly back on the city calendar. Music, stalls, food and much more.
Ashton Court logoOrange Ashton Court Festival | 17-18 July
Tickets £5 per day. Under 14s free. Parking £5 per day.
>> Find out more about the line up
Two outdoor stages and stalls a plenty. Line up includes The Stranglers, Roni Size, Glenn Tillbrook and Goldie Lookin' Chain.
WEB: Ashton Court Festival
Children's Festival logoBristol Children's Festival | 23-26 July
Day tickets: £7 children 5-12; adults, teens and three to four-year-olds £5; toddlers £2; concs. 11am-5pm daily
Event on the Downs dedicated to fun for kids. More than 20 performances a day in the marquee, workshops and other activities.
FlowersPortishead Flower Show | 30-31 July

Annual flower show and country fair held on the town's Flower Show Fields.
WEB: Portishead Horticultural Society

Harbour festival logoSWEB Bristol Harbour Festival | 31 July-1 August
FREE
>> Find out more
Incredibly popular every year. Huge flotilla of boats plus live acts, stalls and a big firework display.
WEB: Harbour Festival
AUGUST 2004:
Massive AttackGrolsch Summer Set 2 - 4 August
Tickets £23.50
>> Find out more
Massive Attack, Groove Armada and Basement Jaxx on stage at the Canon's Marsh Ampitheatre on three successive nights. Support acts to be announced.
Hot air balloonBristol International Balloon Fiesta | 12-15 August
FREE, parking £5 per day
>> BBC Fiesta minisite

Dozens of balloons set to fill the skies am and pm plus nightglows and firework displays. Big pop gig on the Thursday afternoon.
WEB: Balloon Fiesta

1940s Weekend | 13 - 15 August
All daytime events FREE
A weekend of events and activities at Bristol's docks commemorating life in the city during the war - includes dance lessons, cooking demonstrations and displays of military road vehicles and landing craft. In and around Industrial Museum on dockside.
WEB: 1940s weekend
Statue in Queen SquareQueen Square Music | 20-22 & 27 August
FREE
After the success of 2003's Massive Attack all-dayer and a series of jazz events, more jazz and acoustic gigs are planned for August.
Children's Festival logoBristol Rowing Regatta | 29 August
FREE
Racing on a 500m course between the ss Great Britain and Baltic Wharf from 10am TO 6pm.
WEB: Bristol Avon Rowing Regatta
MotorbikeBristol Bike Show | 21 August
FREE
Extravaganza for fans of travel on two wheels: motorbikes, mopeds and cycles plus live music at St Nicholas Market.
WEB: Bristol Bike Show
Pink flowerBristol Flower Show | 25-27 August
Ticket prices TBA
Huge floral marquee and tons of stalls on the Downs. Not all flower-related, there's crafts, talks and demos too.

FklowersClevedon Flower Show | 28- 29 August

Flowers galore at this seaside show on the sea front.
SEPTEMBER 2004:
Trombone playerClevedon Long Weekend Jazz Festival | 3-5 September

Jazz fans flock to the seaside town for this three-day festival. It promises a variety of jazz performances at different locations.
WEB: Long Weekend 2004

Pink kiteBristol International Kite Festival | 4-5 September
Showcase of innovative kite designs, flying and stunt displays, workshops and stalls at Ashton Court.
WEB: Bristol International Kite Festival
AppleOrganic Food Festival | 4-5 September
Everything foodie from fruit and veg to chocolate and wine at venues around the Harbourside - run by the Soil Association.
WEB: Soil Association
TrainerBupa Bristol Half-Marathon | 12 September

>> BBC Half-marathon mini site
Ten thousand runners, including veterans like Nick Rose, pound the streets for blisters and charity.
WEB: Bristol City Council
WalkersJuvenile Diabetes Walk |19 September

The family-friendly five-mile walk is being held at Ashton Court on Sunday 19 September from 11.00 - 4.00pm. For more information and to register go to the JDRF website.

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