Bristol International Balloon Fiesta : South West

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The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta is jam packed with activities which start after the dawn morning ascent. As well as the balloon ascents, there will be a bandstand for acoustic local music and over 100 traders to explore. 

You can, if you wish, arrive early in the morning for the spectacle when over 100 hot air balloons will take off at dawn (6am). It’s something everyone has to see at least once in a lifetime. However, for our Spice event we will be meeting at 2pm to soak up the afternoon atmosphere and experience the final mass ascent at 6pm, with beautiful special shapes, colourful round balloons and huge ride balloons taking off in the afternoon sunshine.

The Fiesta is free and unticketed, which is a key part of the ethos of the event. It’s accessible to all!

Please remember, the Balloon Fiesta is weather dependant, if the weather is not right, the events may not be able to take place.

If you would like to bring a car to the fiesta you will need a car parking ticket which can be purchased on line.

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
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