Community Festival

Photo of festival crowd.
Archive image: Main arena at the 2019 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival takes place each year in early June. It includes a fair with bands and dance acts, plus various sports events including the annual Bradley Stoke 10k Run.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2024

Events organised as part of the 2024 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

The programme of events is organised by Re-energize, on behalf of Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC).

Interested in hosting a stall or putting on a performance? Contact the town council to register your interest or book.

As part of the festival, the Bradley Stoke 10k Run will take place on Sunday 9th June 2024.

Saturday 8th June 2024, 11.30am to 6pm

At the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road

Photo of a rock band playing on a trailer stage.
A band on stage at the 2018 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

Parking: No car parking on site (except for Blue Badge holders) – please use the Willow Brook Centre car park, where the usual 4.5hr limit is suspended for the day.

The main festival day is a combination of music, dance, community stalls, food and drink, rides, displays and demonstrations, youth football festival and a street art project.

Music is provided by an eclectic mix of local bands and singers, including Beacon Rise, Doc Rock, Elevation, Kaiju Blue, 80’s tribute band Outatime, plus performers from the Bradley Stoke Community School.

Local dance groups will perform in between the bands and include Bristol Belly Dancers, Danceworks, 5678 Dance, Street Cred, Chinese Dancing along with other local clubs and associations.

Town council youth workers and young people are once again organising two days of skatepark skills and creative art activities. The skatepark half-pipe returns (courtesy of Kings Ramps) and offers exceptional demos, by top riders and skaters, plus, regular ‘have-a-go’ sessions. Also, the ever-popular street art ‘paint a board’ sessions return, with artist (Olas Art) supported by youth workers and young volunteers.


Fun rides for the children include bungee trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, Wipe Out, a Wrecking Ball inflatable, Rodeo Bull and Bungee Run in the ‘free to ride’ Community Zone and the popular young children’s Go-Karts.

A tall mobile climbing wall will be set up alongside the local Bradley Stoke Scouts stalls which also features tomahawk throwing and junior archery plus lot of other fun activities.

Over 80 stalls will feature a wide range of arts and crafts, from hair styling and colouring, face painting, to jewellery and accessories plus local services and associations, alongside sideshows and community stalls offering a wide range of local products and novelties.

Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club will be running their Football Festival as normal, which will include many different age groups starting from Reception and upwards. This will involve small-sided matches throughout the day with trophies being awarded to teams. The action will take place on the top field football pitches, starting from 11am.

Sunday 9th June 2024, from 9.30am

Photo of a large number of runners wearing race numbers and running along a path.
Runners pass through the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, about 1km into the race.

The Jubilee Centre hosts the Bradley Stoke 10K Run and the Brightwell Colour Run with the skatepark hosting a number of events and activities.

A 10k multi-terrain race organised by Sole Sisters starts at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre (where it also finishes). Over 600 competitors are expected.

The Brightwell Colour Run will start at 12.30pm for registration with the race commencing at 1.30pm with a rolling start. This promises to be a very colourful and fun event with competitors and paint throwers alike getting absolutely ‘plastered’!

At Bradley Stoke Skate Park, the youth work team will be hosting its annual Skatepark Festival competition, with the extra capacity of the additional Kings Ramp half-pipe. The programmee also includes pro-rider demos, ‘have a go’ opportunities and art workshops with Olas Arts (on old vinyl records). Action takes place between 12noon and 5pm.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2023

Events organised as part of the 2023 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place on Saturday 10th June, Sunday 11th June and Saturday 17th June.


See: Community festival “scaled down” after councillors fail to appoint organiser (The Journal)

Scroll down for final details of this year’s events.

The current plan for the “scaled down” festival weekend (as outlined in a report to a meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Leisure, Youth & Amenities Committee due to take place on 22nd February 2023) is as follows:

The event will be renamed Community Weekend and will take place on Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June. Our thinking so far is:

Saturday 10th June – low key community picnic (organised by BSTC staff) combined with a possible youth football festival organised by Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club (it is their 25th anniversary this year) – awaiting confirmation of this from Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club committee                    

Sunday 11th June – the Sole Sisters 10K Run in the morning and a Colour Run organised by The Brightwell in the afternoon

Skatepark event – not sure yet which day it will be taking place (either Saturday or Sunday) but will likely be expanded to cover the graffiti art project and possible circus skills etc. and will be based at the skatepark.

Bradley Stoke Radio have offered to support us as much as they are available over the weekend.


From a report to the April meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Leisure, Youth & Amenities Committee:

We are currently organising our usual Skatepark Competition/Jam as part of the slimmed down Bradley Stoke Festival. This will be on Saturday 17th June and, alongside the usual comps, will include our popular Street Art activities (normally held on the main festival site).

Events on Saturday 10th June 2023

Events on Sunday 11th June 2023

Events on Saturday 17th June 2023

  • Skatepark Competition/Jam (details below)

Community Picnic

Promotional poster.

Date: Saturday 10th June 2023

Time: 12pm-3pm

“Come and join us in supporting Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club’s 25th Anniversary Celebration matches.”

  • Bring a picnic lunch
  • Refreshments available
  • Free face painting and giant bubbles

The Jubilee Centre
Savages Wood Road
Bradley Stoke
BS32 8HL

Skate Park Jam

Promotional poster.

Date: Saturday 17th June 2023

Time: 12.30pm to 5pm

Competition entry fee: £3 (spectators free)

Competition categories:

  • Scooter: 12 & Under Jam; 13-15 Competition; 16+ & sponsored riders
  • BMX: 12 & Under Jam; 13-16 Competition; 17+ & sponsored riders
  • Skate: 12 & Under Jam; 13-16 Competition; 17+ & sponsored riders
  • Roller Blades: Inline & Quads Competition/s

Submission of a completed entry & consent form is essential.

Turnout may mean changes to competition categories.

Bradley Stoke Skate Park
Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre
Fiddlers Wood Lane
Bradley Stoke
BS32 9BS

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