Europe's biggest hot air balloon event This spectacular event will once again feature over 100 hot air balloons taking off at 06:00 and 18:00 hrs (weather permitting) and we will be there for the 2nd lift off.
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. It's a sight that can only be seen in Bristol.
Alongside the fantastic sight of hot air balloons filling the skies, visitors can also expect arena entertainment including a large number of trade stands and fairground rides.
The evening culminates in the Nightglow and fireworks finale at 21:30 hrs.
Did you know that the long, hot dry summer of 1995 created a fire risk at Ashton Court? All pilots were given a bucket of water to douse the grass in case their burners ignited it while inflating!