Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 hot air balloons from across the globe. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free for visitors to attend. Alongside the fantastic sight of hot air balloons filling the skies, the event has a large number of great trade stands, fairground rides and entertainment. The event opens in the afternoon, with the balloon launch at dusk and a fireworks display in the evening for the grand finale.

Where is it?

Ashton Court, Bristol

When is it?

9th  – 12th August 2018

Information and bookings

Shuttle buses will run from Bristol Temple Meads (city centre) train station to the Balloon Fiesta and ticket sellers will be available at the bus stops on the day.

Car parking tickets will need to be booked in advance to guarantee a space at the event field. Premium parking offers a space in close proximity to the launch field and a free event programme.

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