249 | Bristol Harbour Festival – Bristol, UK

The largest event to take place within the eponymous city, Bristol Harbour Festival turns 47 in 2019, promising to gather 250,000 people for another free-to-all affair replete with music, maritime history, naval gazing, sports, family activities, spoken word, markets, street food, performance art, and community spirit.

With the former passenger steamship, the SS Great Britain as itsa centrepiece, the festival unsurprisingly celebrates Bristol’s harbour – once a vital part of the city’s economy, and still a veritable hive of activity.