The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons taking place between 8th-11th August 2019
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the event site. Alongside the fantastic site of hot air balloons filling the skies, we have a large number of great trade stands, fairground rides and entertainment.
The Fiesta’s first day opens at midday with hot air balloons tethering through the afternoon. As we reach 6pm, our pilots are briefed on the weather for the first mass ascent of the Fiesta. At 9pm as dusk sets 25 of our hot air balloons turn into huge lights bulbs, glowing in time to our specially commissioned soundtrack. Our evening finishes with a fantastic firework finale.
The Fiesta’s second day includes two mass hot air balloon lifts and an afternoon of Balloon Tethering. The Fiesta’s third day includes more mass hot air balloon lifts and our infamous nightglow and firework finale. The Fiesta’s final day includes more mass hot air balloon lifts and an arena programme that will run from midday to 5pm.
Ashton Court is a 17-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Bristol. Alternatively, public transport can be caught which will take around 33 minutes or by bike approximately 20 minutes from the hotel. If you would prefer to walk it would take around 1 hour.
Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or families. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chophouse Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £18 daily between 6pm-9.30pm. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are only £7.
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