Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The city’s largest outdoor event, held annually at the city’s Ashton Court Estate, is the largest event of its kind in Europe. The mass ascents at dawn and teatime are a sight to behold, with more than 100 balloons taking off, and after-dark firework shows to follow. More than half a million people attend the fiesta, which offers a packed four days of fun for the whole family.

Where is it?

Ashton Court, Bristol

When is it?

8th –  11th August 2019

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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