We might still be in hibernation somewhat due to the cold weather but there are plenty of activities and events to get involved in this March, which will be worth creeping out of our little cocoon for. From holidays, like St Patrick’s Day and Mothering Sunday, to seeing the city aglow to unique experiences like candlelight concerts. The fun will not stop with these things to do in Bristol this March.
1. See the very best art the city has to offer
There are a whole host of really awesome art exhibitions happening in Bristol at the moment. Not only are you likely to catch both local and international talent at the likes of Spike Island and Arnolfini. But there’s everything from traditional Japanese porcelain at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to the world’s best wildlife photographs at the M Shed. Plus, plenty more! You can definitely get your dose of culture in Bristol during March. To see everything happening head here.
2. Rock out to the timeless classics of The Beatles at this candlelight concert
Has it been A Hard Day’s Night? Tired of working Eight Days A Week? All you need is Candlelight: A Tribute to The Beatles. Coming to the stunning St Mary Redcliffe Church on March 25, a talented string quartet will be performing classical renditions of The Beatles’ biggest hits in a sensational evening that will have you scouring the internet for a yellow submarine and dusting off your vinyls. Grab your tickets to this rocking candlelight concert here. There also lots of other candlelight concerts happening in Bristol this March too, which you can read about here.
3. Treat yourself to Bristol’s most beautiful cakes
If you’re craving cakes this March, or any month for that matter, there should be only one place on your mind. You’ll find the most beautiful boutique cakes in all of Bristol sitting in the windowsill of Ahh Toots, serving up artistry and decadence with every slice. Recent faves our our include Marmite and PB meringue pie, chocolate hazelnut lotus cookie pie, and a blood orange rosemary cheesecake. There are new creations all the time, however, so you’ll have to pop down yourself to see what they have instore. Like you need anymore tempting!
4. Cheer your team on to glory at throughout Six Nations
The Six Nations is in full swing with the last few matches being played this month. So it goes without saying you’ll want to make sure you have a prime position to see every bit of the action. There are some amazing showing the final epic matches this March (Which ends on March 18). To not miss a scrum, kick or tackle, check out the best places to watch the Six Nations in Bristol.
5. Take your next wine & cheese evening to the next level with live fire cooking
Two Belly, one of the best cheese shops in Bristol and the team behind The Cheese Guys, are heading to The Mount Without on March 31. They’re teaming up with Ubuntu Food for a collaborative evening of Wine & Cheese with Live Fire Cooking. Expect flowing wine, paired farmhouse cheeses and seasonal tapas dishes prepared over a live fire. To learn more head here.
6. Support some independent, women-owned businesses
We should definitely be doing more of this if we can, but March 8 marks International Women’s Day. So why not show some love and solidarity by purchasing items from businesses run by women? To name a few businesses run by women from Bristol and the surrounding area that you can support, there’s Ozaria Plants and Panda Pots, to name a couple. Discover more of the women-led, independent businesses in Bristol here.
7. Treat your mum or mother figure to an afternoon tea for Mother’s Day
Of all the events on this list, this is the one you really don’t want to forget for heaven’s sake! Put March 19 in your diary. It’s your chance to treat your dear mum or mother figure to something special – you can’t go wrong with an afternoon tea, so why not book one this March or order one online to come straight to her door?
8. Start to soak up the sunshine with a crisp cocktail
The first sunset of the year to take place after 6pm takes place this March. Which only means one thing, late evenings are coming! Nothing beats a cocktail in the sunshine. Both Filthy XIII or The Milk Thistle were recently voted among Britain’s best cocktail bars. But for pure chic summertime vibes, the recently opened Rick’s at The Bristo should not be overlooked. It’s brought classic cocktails, locally sourced oysters and a whole lot of glitz and glamour to Bristol’s harbourside.
9. Shake, shake, shake that cocktail at this boozy brunch experience
Dust off that double denim co-ord and take a seat as your bartender serves up a mouth-watering welcome cocktail followed by bottomless bubbles, cocktails and pizza. The hottest hits from Rihanna, Beyoncé and many more will play all afternoon at this 00s Bottomless Brunch. On both March 18 and 25, enjoy games, prizes and show-stopping lip-sync performances too at this bottomless brunch at The Cocktail Club on Bristol’s Corn Street. To get your tickets head here.
10. Check out these new award-winning doughnuts
There’s a reason these sourdough doughnuts have been such a huge hit in London. Since starting in 2014 at a stall on Leather Lane Market, Crosstown now has locations all over the capital, as well as Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge. It has finally arrived in Bristol and we’re desperate to learn what the fuss is all about this March. Expect such exciting seasonal flavours as Strawberry Cheesecake, Blood Orange, Matcha Tea, Rhubarb & Jasmine and many more. Yum!
11. See in the Spring Equinox at the world’s first amazement park
Since the creators of Boomtown opened the world’s first ‘Amazement Park’ in Bristol last summer, Wake The Tiger hasn’t ceased to capture our imaginations. This Spring Equinox, it will transform for the season of new beginnings. On March 24, from 7:30pm until 1:00am, step into a parallel world for A Meridian Soluna Celebration – a one-off evening designed to honour the spring awakening with music, performance and theatre. Party-goers are encouraged to dress in their Soluna-best and be born anew in the surreal setting of Meridia’s Dream Factory.
12. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Bristol
Sorry George, Andrew and David. But the best patron saint in the UK is still St Patrick. Not only did drive all the snakes out of Ireland – which is very cool – but also has the best holiday. A brilliant day to drink Guinness and dance to céilí. On March 19, the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade and Party will set off from Trinity at 12.30pm, through Old Market and Castle Park, before finishing with a huge party around St Nick’s. Until March 6, you’ll also be able to get your hands of the Irish-themed Guinness Fondue Burger at Honest Burger.