The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now in its 35th year and is Europe’s largest ballooning event. Four days of fun for the whole family from 8th – 11th August 2013. During the fiesta over 150 hot air balloons will have taken off from Ashton Court Estate at 6am and 6pm.

The event features colourful hot-air balloon displays, attracting over half a million visitors to the scenic grounds of Ashton Court. Balloons of all shapes and sizes lift off over the City of Bristol as well as taking part in various ballooning competitions including who can reach the furthest point in a set time or landing challenges. There is entertainment for all the family with fairground rides.