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11 – 14 August 2022

What to expect

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns to Ashton Court in 2022. Watch as more than 100 hot air balloons from across the world take to the sky at dawn and again at dusk, plus the must-see Night Glows, when the balloons light up the night sky to music whilst tethered at the Balloon Fiesta site in Ashton Court. There are also many other activities including trade stalls, fairground rides and a fireworks finale.

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is the largest in Europe, so join in the fun and make memories.

How to get there

Getting to Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is easy. Hop on a train to Bristol Temple Meads and then catch a shuttle bus running between Bristol Temple Meads and Ashton Court Estate.

Select PlusBus as an add-on when buying your train ticket online to get a day’s unlimited bus travel around Bristol for just £4.50.

Or if you fancy a stroll, the nearest station is Parson Street which is a 30-minute walk to the Fiesta.

Things to see and do in Bristol

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta takes place over four days giving you plenty of time to explore the local area. There’s plenty to see and do during your stay with top attractions including The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery or M Shed which offers a detailed history of the city.

The harbourside is packed with things to do including Brunel’s SS Great Britain – a ship that changed the world. There are many great places to eat and drink too and with over 170 hotels in Bristol you are sure to find the perfect place to stay.

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Location details

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Ashton Court Estate,
Long Ashton, 
BS41 9JN

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