Bristol International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

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When: 11 Aug - 14 Aug 2016

Cost: Free

Opening hours: 6am-6pm

Website: Visit website

Bristol International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The Fiesta is a world-class hot air ballooning festival and one of the UK's top five outdoor events.

Held in the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the edge of Bristol, it is a hugely popular free event.

Around half a million people from across the country and beyond flock to Bristol for the Fiesta over four days each August.

The Fiesta attracts 500,000 visitors during the show's four days - and it's absolutely FREE to attend.

With mass Hot Air Balloon ascents at 6.00am and 6.00pm, the infamous Nightglows on both Thursday and Saturday evenings, arena and air displays, over 250 trade stands and caterers, and a variety of other entertainments, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is an event not to be missed.

Whether you want a fun packed day out for all the family, to meet up with friends for a drink whilst watching 150 balloons lift off, or simply to come and soak up the atmosphere at our village green - we can guarantee you a great time.

This year's on site attractions include model aircraft parade, inflation races, balloon tethering, EXIT Parachure display team, a Spitfire Memorial Flight, a fly past from the RAF Falcons and the Royal Airforce Red Arrows display team.

Check the events website for more information about what's on at the fiesta.

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Ashton Court
Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN


Ashton Court is situated to the west of Bristol City Centre. It is easily reached from the M5 and via public transport.
By Car
Follow the yellow road signs to the Fiesta - Public Car Parks are clearly signposted

From the North, M5 Junction 19: take t


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