Bristol Balloon Festival

Take yourself up, up and away to Bristol each August for four days of colourful, fun-filled entertainment at the Bristol International Balloon Festival.



Up, up and away

Take yourself up, up and away to Bristol each August for four days of colourful, fun-filled entertainment, courtesy of the west country port city’s delightful celebration of the silently soaring hot air balloon.

2018 will be the 40th anniversary of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

It is a genuinely unique and captivating event, which fits the city and its well-known creative vibe to a tee.

Over 150 hot air balloons

Nowhere other than Bristol will you be able to crane your necks skywards to witness the wonderful sight of around 150 hot air balloons from all over world climbing high into the sky.

The balloon fiesta is also a free event, with plenty of attractions along with the hot air balloons to keep everyone entertained throughout, including music, trade stalls and fairground rides, plus fabulous night-time firework displays.