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Bristol Festivals

Have you been to one of these festivals or one I haven't mentioned? Contact Me  All dates for 2004.
Fourth July Celebration, Main Event Day Monday 5th July, Parade commences at 10:30am - Bristol, RI
www.july4thbristolri.comImage belongs to www.july4thbristolri.com designed by button competition winner 11 year old Bristolian Meghan McMullen.
Bristol's Annual Fourth of July
Celebration, established in 1785, is
the oldest continuous celebration of
its kind in the United States.
2004 Carnival, June 28 - July 5, 2004 Town Common Monday Night, Sunday 4th of July - 12pm-5pm,
All Rides $1.00 each, $12.00 Ride all rides unlimited
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 6:00pm, Sat - Sun 1:00pm,
Patriotic Speaker (July 5, 2004 Colt School, Hope Street - 8:00 a.m), Parade (visitors are encouraged to arrive before 8:00 am), Miss Fourth of July float 2004 winners .
TV/Radio Coverage
Live coverage on WPRI 12 and Simulcast on FOX Providence.
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St. Paul's Carnival, Main Event Day Saturday 3rd July - Bristol, UK
Cool Afro-Carribbean carnival which is the second biggest in Britain (the biggest is Notting Hill Carnival)
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I danced in the parade twice when I was in Primary School and it just gives that summer feeling. Food Stalls, Bead Stalls, Music, Kids activities. MASSIVE
TV/Radio Coverage
BBC Bristol radio and TV Coverage.
Radio Simulcast on BBC Caribbean Service
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Ashton Court Festival, Main Event Weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July - Bristol, UK www.ashtoncourtfestival.com The Orange Ashton Court Festival is Bristol's best kept secret - a wicked outdoor festival held annually with two outdoor stages featuring both local bands and national headliners. Also a Souly-Funky-Jazzy and Hip Hop tent; a blues, acoustic, world and folk music marquee, a club stage, a performing arts stage, a classical marquee, the "Roadshow Blackout"  marquee, a big kids area and loads of stalls to get beads, henna tats and food and drink etc. Bars and Fairground rides aswell
Admission £5.00 per day (under 14's free) Parking £5.00 per car Programme £1.00
NO CAMPING * NO CAMPING * NO CAMPING *
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Bristol Chrysanthemum Festival (Bristol Mum Festival)mum.jpg
Main Event Days Friday 24th through Sunday 26th Sept - Bristol, CT.
The festival runs September 24th through October 9th, with the Theme "Decades of Mums" including the main weekend with a Miss Mum competition, a Firefighters Family Fun day on the 25th @ Memorial Boulevard School Field, a Mum parade on 26th, @ 1:30pm See Parade route, an Antique Car show @ Firestone Building (New Departure) James P. Casey Rd on October 5th, Farm Weekend and Mum Bingo @ St. Ann's Church Hall October 11th Doors & Snack Bar Open at 5:00pm Games begin at 7pm, $10.00 per package. Bristol Connecticut is "The Mum City"  http://bristolmumfestival.org

TV/Radio Coverage
Coverage Fox 61 with two news anchors as Parade Marshalls
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The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Main Event Days Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th August - Bristol, UKwww.bristolfiesta.co.uk
BBC Fiesta Mini-Site
One of the largest outdoor events in the UK, attracting thousands of visitors for what is now a four-day festival of fun and flying - and it's all FREE!
The Fiesta features mass balloon launches of over 100 balloons with family entertainment and a carnival vibe. There are stalls to browse, catering and refreshments from all over the world and a packed programme of arena entertainment throughout the day. Also loads of freebies - I picked up Soothers, Imperial Leather shower foam, Comfort Fabric conditioner, Actimel drinks and a BBC goodie bag in 2003! Bristol Balloon Fiesta started in 1979.
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More Bristol, UK festivals www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/2004/summer/festguide


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