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Make Sundays Special - Bristol

7 July 2013

Mayor George Ferguson is Making Sundays Special

For one Sunday each month, King Street, Baldwin Street and the Old City will be closed to motor traffic and opened up for people……

Enjoy street games, performers, markets, historic tours or just have a coffee as you relax in a street lounge.

See the city from a new perspective by taking the new cycle loop through Creative Common.


  • Sunday 21 July
  • Sunday 18 August
  • Sunday 29 September
  • Sunday 20 October


Events take place from 11am to 4pm (roads will be closed from 9am til 6pm)

Activities that happened on 23 June:

In the surrounding areas there were also lots of other activities, including:

  • Big Green Week - Park Street Playground, Electric Sunday in Millennium Square and a music stage at Cascade Steps
  • Castle Park - fitness classes
  • Harbourside's new Sunday Brunch Market
  • Creative Common - No Fit State Circus 'BIANCO'

The event is constantly developing with more groups signing up all the time, keep checking back to see what is new.

Get involved

It's your city and your event - if you'd like to get involved either helping out as a volunteer or bring a performance down one Sunday – please get in touch!
Contact or call Esther on 0117 922 3538 or Claire Teasdale on 0117 922 4665.

If your idea involves selling food or drink commercially, email our markets team -

Travel and parking

  • All city car parks will be accessible although not necessarily by a route that you would normally use due to some closures being in place.
  • On street parking will be free as usual on a Sunday although it will be suspended on closed roads.
  • Public transport will be largely unaffected except for limited bus detours with Baldwin Street closed. Fo further information see First Service updates page.
  • First are offering unlimited family travel in Bristol (Up to 5 people, maximum 2 adults) for only £5 on Make Sundays Special days. SeeFirst family travel poster (jpeg, 441 KB)(opens new window).
  • Road closures will be in place from 9am until 6pm.

For all traffic related enquiries call  0117 9031212 or email our traffic team

Forthcoming activities:

We'll keep this page updated with activities for the next Special Sunday events, in the meantime, here's a taster of what to expect

  • 21 July – Bristol Cycle Festival, Big Family Film Screening for The Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal
  • 18 August - Ping & Ting
  • 29 September – City of Circus initiative.
  • 20 October - World's largest cycle powered, cycle-in cinema
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