Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually England. Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to the site and participate in mass ascents where as many as 100 balloons may launch at a time.
The event was first held in 1979 and is now one of the largest in Europe. It is common to have crowds of over 100,000 on each of the four days of the festival. It takes place in a large country estate - Ashton Court. Mass launches are made twice a day, at 6am and 6pm, subject to weather conditions.
The balloon makers Cameron Balloons are near to the fiesta site in Bedminster, and make many of the special shaped balloons, which have included Rupert the Bear, The Scottish Piper, Bertie Bassett, the Tesco Trolley and Stuart the Minion. Many shapes have also attended the fiesta from abroad, over the years a UFO and a beaver have travelled from the USA, a kiwi bird from New Zealand, and an upside down balloon from the Netherlands.
Nightglow is weather dependant therefore departure time may vary
Depart 23.00 approx after nightglow
Nightglow starts 9.00pm Finish approx 10.30pm
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.