The 2017 festival will launch at City Hall on Saturday the 23rd of September 2017 and will be open to the public from 10:30am until 4pm. The event aims to have something for everyone and a full schedule will be available shortly.

There will be over 60 organisations attending the festival to share information on activities and services that are available throughout Bristol, as well as trained staff offering advice, health checks and massages.

The event is completely free and inside City Hall there will be our Fashion Show, Dance Performances, Crochet for Beginners, Qigong, Cooking Demonstrations, Pottery, Talks and more!

Additionally, on College Green ‘Active Ageing Bristol’ will be launching at the same time on Saturday the 23rd of September. This innovative programme delivers sport and physical activity opportunities for people ages 55+. Again it will be completely free to take part in, so come along to try out Rowing, as well as Walking Sports such as Rugby, Football, Netball and more!

There will also be a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on College Green! Read more about this here: Teddy Bears’ Picnic

And to find out more about what other Celebrating Age Festival Activities are going on before and after the main event on September 23rd please see our Calendar page here: Celebrating Age Festival Calendar


The Celebrating Age Festival is hosted by Age UK Bristol 

About Age UK Bristol:

Our purpose is to improve the lives of older people in Bristol. We aim to reach older people from all cultures and backgrounds, to provide commission or support others to deliver a range of quality services and initiatives that address the issues which are important to older people in Bristol, to reduce isolation and promote an independent lifestyle for older people in Bristol, to promote a positive view of the contribution that older people make to society and to help local older people remain living in their own homes for as long as they wish to do so. We also campaign to improve services locally and work in a committed way with partner organisations.

We support the Celebrating Age Festival because it is a great opportunity to show the community what assets older people can be, it also shows younger people that growing older offers opportunities to take a full part in the community, and invites older people to join in the many activities that Bristol offers.

How You Can Support Age UK Bristol and the Festival:

There are many ways you can support us, either through donating, volunteering, campaigning or by following us on social media. We are an independent Bristol based charity which relies heavily on the goodwill of local people through volunteering and donations to continue our work.


We are always looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to help us run our services through volunteering. Our volunteers offer from just a few hours per week to one or two whole days depending on the service. Currently most of our volunteering activities take place during normal working hours. For more information please contact:


Giving online is one of the easiest ways to make a donation to Age UK Bristol. Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit fundraising website designed to make it easy for you to raise money for charity. You can create a fundraising page and start collecting sponsorship in minutes or make a one off or regular online donation. Simply visit our Virgin Money Giving site and chose from the Make a Donation or Make a Monthly Donation option. Remember, no donation is too small. Give what you can to help us improve the lives of older people in Bristol.

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