If you’re after exciting things to do in Bristol this month, look no further: here’s five of our favourite events from around the city…

Take Pride

Show some love and support to the LGBTQ+ community as the UK’s largest free Pride event wings its flamboyant way into town. Flying the rainbow flag from 29 June – 9 July, Bristol Pride will feature a host of events across the city for all ages, with screenings at Watershed, comedy at Bierkeller, and even a dog show in Castle Park. The Pride Day party on 8 July never disappoints – expect a music stage headlined by Busted, live dance troupes, cabaret and plenty of family activities with At-Bristol. Don’t forget the iconic Pride march at 11am, starting at Castle Park. • bristolpride.co.uk

Fall in Love

Comedy, live music and passion combine in timeless romance in Tristan & Yseult at Bristol Old Vic this month. From 4 – 15 July, watch as the love triangle between Cornish King Mark, the enigmatic Tristan and the beautiful Yseult unravels, to an ultimately tragic end. This may be a traditional Celtic tale as old as time, but Kneehigh Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production, adapted by Emma Rice, is a raunchy romp perfectly suited to the 21st-century audience. • bristololdvic.org

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Take a Leap of Faith

Skate and BMX fans need look no further as NASS festival returns to Shepton Mallet this month. From 6 – 9 July, NASS will be home to international pros from across the globe, a street art lineup curated by the folks at Upfest, seven music stages, a ring of fire, DJ and MC workshops and six sport courses. Also returning to the UK, for only the second time in 30 years, is the iBMXff BMX World Championships, hosting both professional and amateur contests on a range of tracks. For those wishing to leave with a memento, head to the Stall Yard indoor market for the biggest brands, merchandise and replacement parts (not something we’ll be worried about – reckon we’ll leave it to the pros). • nassfestival.com

Dance in the Street

Make the trip up Park Street to the sunny haven of Clifton Village from 7 to 9 July and discover a weekend of revelry in the streets at Clifton Fest. Organised by BID Clifton Village, this miniature festival will see Boyce’s Avenue, Waterloo Street and Regent Street come to life with all manner of magicians, entertainers, singers and musicians including Jo McNab, Kit Morgan, Elles Bailey and Mendip Swing Big Band. Much-loved venues such as The Bristol Fringe, Coronation Tap and Avon Gorge Hotel will all host performances, and lucky visitors might also spot Bristol Zoo’s Denzel the dinosaur on their travels. • discoverclifton.co.uk

Clifton Fest

Paint the Town

If you loved our June front cover – courtesy of Bristol’s own Jody – head to Bedminster from 29 to 31 July to watch artists from the South West and beyond cover every available wall in their work. This year, Upfest has teamed up with Ashton Gate stadium to provide the largest live painting space, where over 100 spray-can maestros will be adorning a 200m stretch with graffiti, photorealism, stencil work and more. Alongside the towering two-storey artworks, entertainments at Upfest include Morph-making workshops with Aardman, rainbow bubbles, shadow puppets, rock guitar workshops, a New York subway-style train and plenty of music and food besides – we’re coming for you, Bemmie! • upfest.co.uk

Upfest