May 23-27, 2013, at the Bristol Academy of Sport Filton/WISE Campus. The biennial European, amateur, gay rugby union tournament, bringing together teams and joint teams from all over Europe, hosted by the Bristol Bisons RFC.
July 6-13, 2013. Saturday main arena stage entertainment, cabaret area, queer tent. Pride Parade, Pride Night, events at clubs around town, art, theater, film, sports, literature, comedy, history & more. See details online.
July 13 - September 1, 2013 King Street open air summer show - a sparkling, alfresco version of the famous storytelling slave's parables, adapted by the wonderful Mr Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful). Old favorites include: The Tortoise and the Hare, The Sun and the Wind, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, all told in a summery whirl of color, music, song and mischief.
July 20 - November 3, 2013. The very best contemporary portrait photographs from around the world, capturing famous faces and intimate moments. The 60 shortlisted portraits by some of today's most talented emerging photographers, alongside those of established professionals.
July 26, 2013, 11pm-3am, at Cavern Club, under the Crown at St Nicholas Market: Homosocial Pub Disco, mix of queer guys, girls & friends. Alternative dance music, disco, synth, early house, fresh new tracks, emixes & re-edits. A DIY houseparty vibe, with a fine dusting of glitter and sleaze - last Fridays of the month: Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, etc...
July 26-28, 2013, annual fabulous weekend of music, stage performances, events on the water, marketplaces. See website for 2013 events line-ups. Saturday Night Fireworks!
August 8-11, 2013, annual, free 4-day event at Ashton Court, west of Bristol Center by way of the M5. Balloons, Nightglows, Fireworks Displays, Airshows, Trade Village, Catering & Entertainment areas - around a half-million visitors.
August 31 - September 1, 2013, two-day event in Ashton Court, less crowded than the Balloon Fiesta. Large elaborate kites take to the air during the windiest days of the season. See website for more information as announced.