Cultural District

Enjoy All That Bristol's Cultural District Has to Offer!

Visit Bristol’s Cultural District

Bristol Connecticut Cultural District logoThe City of Bristol received its Cultural District designation in August 2022 from the State of Connecticut Office of the Arts and is proud to be one of only five cities/towns in the State of Connecticut to have received this designation.

Visit Bristol’s Cultural District and enjoy the arts, history, museums, shopping, dining, annual events, and more!

View Current Happenings Within the Cultural District

Bristol’s Cultural District is located within the Federal Hill and Downtown neighborhoods and is a walkable area easily accessible by car, bus, or bike. Experience all that Bristol’s Cultural District has to offer during the week, at night, or on the weekends!

Click on the image below to view a map of Bristol’s Cultural District.

Map of Bristol Connecticut's Cultural District

Amenities Within the Cultural District

Eateries & Markets:

Museums & Churches:

Theaters & Learning Centers:


Merchant Goods:

Visual Art Throughout the District:

  • Art Traffic Boxes
  • PanAm Bridge Mural
  • Main Street Mural
  • Veterans Memorial Boulevard
  • JareBear Chainsaw Carving
  • Veterans Memorial Boulevard Bridge
  • MLK Mural, Riverside Avenue
  • WWI German Cannon
  • WWI Monument
  • Wozenski Monument
  • Revolutionary War Monument
  • Civil War Monument
  • WWII Monument
  • Vietnam War Monument
  • Korean War Monument
  • Tribute Gate
  • Spanish American War Monument
  • Commemorative Pin Oak Tree
  • Revolutionary War Monument
  • Bicentennial Time Capsule
  • Persian Gulf Monument
  • National Guard Monument
  • Vietnam Wall Market
  • U.S. Conflicts Monuments

Events Within the Cultural District

  • Annual Mum Festival & Parade
  • Annual Cultural District Festival
  • Annual Memorial Day Procession at Veterans Memorial Boulevard Park
  • Bristol Historical Society Annual Tag Sale
  • Bristol Historical Society Christmas Craft Fair
  • Bristol Museum Collaborative Blown Glass Scavenger Hunt
  • Bristol Public Library Arts & Crafts Programs
  • Bristol Public Library Informational Events
  • Bristol Public Library Summer Reading Programs
  • Coffee Hour Entertainment at the Bristol Public Library
  • Drag Brunch at Main Street Pint & Plate
  • Drag Queen Bingo at The Carousel Museum
  • Great Gatsby Party at the Carousel Museum
  • Historical Society Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner
  • Imagine Nation Museum and Early Learning Center Art Fair
  • Imagine Nation Museum and Early Learning Center Beach Week
  • International Overdose Awareness Day at the Bristol Farmers Market
  • Juneteenth Celebration at The Carousel Museum
  • Mantels for the Season at the American Clock & Watch Museum
  • Mardi Gras at the Carousel Museum
  • Monthly Bristol Historical Society Programs
  • Seasonal Bristol Farmers Market
  • Wine, Women & Watches Fundraiser at the American Clock & Watch Museum


Bristol Farmers Market – June 17-October 14, 2023: 10 AM-1 PM
Downtown Bristol in the parking lot at Bristol Health Medical Care Center, located at 15 Riverside Avenue. Click here for more information and a listing of 2023 vendors.

Monthly Bristol Historical Society Programs – Ongoing
Click here for a listing of all current programs happening at the Bristol Historical Society.

Bristol Public Library Programs – Ongoing
Click here for a listing of all current programs happening at the library.

Wine, Women & Watches Fundraiser at the American Clock & Watch Museum – Thursday, September 14, 2023: 6-9 PM
Click here to learn more about becoming a sponsor or to attend this great annual fundraising event.

Annual Mum Festival & Parade – Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2023: Various Locations and Times
Click here to become a sponsor, to participate in the parade, and for more information about Bristol’s largest annual event!