Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2018: dates, times & details

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2018
Thursday 9th August – Sunday 12th August
Ashton Court Estate, BS41 9JN
Free entry

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta begins this week: 4 days of free family fun with 150 colourful hot air balloons taking off at dawn and dusk, lighting up the sky at night with evening balloon glows!

At this year’s event there are also 40 special-shaped balloons to look out for including two Bertie Bassetts, a birthday cake, a motor bike and Simba the Lion – see this post for details.

There will also be fairground rides, live entertainment, stalls and fireworks!

Below are dates and times for each day of the Balloon Fiesta 2018 so you can plan your visit.

THURSDAY 9th AUGUST
  • 12 noon – Official Fiesta Opening & Balloon Tethering at Launch Field
  • 6pm –  Special Shape & Ride Balloons Launch
  • 9pm – Nightglow & Firework Finale
  • 10.30pm – Fiesta Closes

FRIDAY 10th AUGUST

  • 6am – Fiesta Opens & Mass Hot Air Balloon Lift
  • 8am – Model Hot Air Balloon Competitions
  • 12 noon – Hot Air Balloon Tethering
  • 6pm – Mass Hot Air Balloon Lift
  • 8.30pm – Fiesta Closes

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

  • 6am – Fiesta Opens & Mass Hot Air Balloon Lift
  • 8am – Hot Air Balloon Competitions
  • 12 noon-5.30pm – Arena Entertainment
  • 6pm – Mass Hot Air Balloon Lift
  • 9pm – Nightglow & Firework Finale
  • 10.30 – Fiesta Closes

SUNDAY 12th AUGUST

  • 6am – Fiesta Opens & Mass Hot Air Balloon Lift
  • 8am – Model Hot Air Balloon Competitions
  • 12-5.30pm – Arena Entertainment
  • 6pm – Mass Hot Air Balloon Lift
  • 8.30pm – Fiesta Closes

PARKING
Entry to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta is free but to guarantee parking you must book a parking space in advance. There are three main car parks at Ashton Court Estate: Premium Car Park, Main Car Park and Disabled Car Park.

Please note that last entry to the car parks is 5pm and caravans and motorhomes are not allowed.

To book a parking space visit http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/visitor-information/tickets-and-parking/

For all other details about Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2018 please visit http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/

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