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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

When is Bristol International Balloon Fiesta?

This year, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta will be taking place from 10 to 13 August.

What to expect from Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Watch as more than 100 hot air balloons from across the world take to the sky at dawn and again at dusk. Don't miss the must-see Night Glows, when tethered balloons light up the night sky to music 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.

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.

Discover what to do in Bristol.

How to get to Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Travelling to Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is easy. Hop on a train to Bristol Temple Meads and either walk, cycle the ‘Festival Way’, or take a bus to Ashton Court Estate.

Stagecoach will be running shuttle buses from Bristol Temple Meads to the Balloon Fiesta. For tickets and details visit Stagecoach's shuttle bus page.

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

So, why not hop on one of our trains to Bristol and see the spectacle of over 100 hot air balloons blotting out the sky.