Bristol Jack in the Green

bristol jack in the green

saturday 4th may 2019



- Who is Jack?

- Jack's route

- Contacts

- Other sites

More about the Bristol Jack...

Jack's history

Bristol's Jack in the Green welcomes the Summer each year, in a lively procession through the city's streets, accompanied by musicians and dancers.

He appears on only one day - the first Saturday in May, passing from the historic Harbourside up to Horfield Common.

In 2019, you can see him on Saturday 4th May.

Jack comes alive at the start of his journey



Who is Jack?

Jack is a colourful figure, nine feet tall, and covered in greenery and flowers. He is accompanied by attendants, who are also completely disguised in green rags and vegetation. The attendants play music, dance and sing as they guide Jack through the streets to celebrate the coming of Summer.

Come and see Jack for yourself, and bring your friends and family. Watch as he comes alive at the start of his journey, by Bristol's historic Harbourside. Then let him lead you through the city's streets, and follow the procession for as long as you like.

Finally, on Horfield Common, at the end of his journey, Jack must die, to release the Spirit of Summer. Come and witness this spectacle, and take away a few leaves and a little of Bristol's history and culture.






Jack's route

(All details - particularly times - are very approximate and based loosely on previous years; please allow plenty of spare time in your itinerary if you want to be sure of seeing Jack.)



10.30 am

11.00 am

11.45 am

12.00 noon

12.30 pm

2.15 pm

3.00 pm

3.30 pm

4.00 pm

M Shed (Bristol Harbour)

St Nicholas Market


The Horsefair

St Michael's Hill

Kingsdown Parade

Redland Grove

Gloucester Road

Horfield Common (near Ash Road and Tennis Courts)






Contact information

Please send an e-mail if you would like further information.






Other sites

Jacks in the Green

Hastings Jack in the Green

Fowler's Troop Jack in the Green

Knutsford Royal Mayday






More about Jack

For more information and pictures of the Bristol Jack in the Green, follow this link.






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