Balloon Fiesta preparations underway…

This year is the 35th year anniversary of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and is, by far, Europe’s largest ballooning event. It is FREE entry for all, and there is some spectacular evening with night glows (Thursday and Saturday), and Red Arrows. If you get there early, parking is available but is chargable so our advice to you is to find a side road nearby and walk, it will only take you 5 – 10 minutes but it makes the day more enjoyable.

The Balloon Fiesta lasts for four days, with fun fairs, a huge variety of food and bars and other amazing features available for the whole family. This event is starting on 8th August, until 11th August 2013 and will see over 150 hot air balloons take off from Ashton Court Estate at 6am and 6pm.

Here is a brief summary of the events over the weekend; (taken from Balloon Fiesta Website)

Balloons of all shapes and sizes lift off over the City of Bristol as well as taking part in various ballooning competitions including who can reach the furthest point in a set time or landing challenges.

Fairground rides

Delicious food stalls and bars

Face painting

Arts and craft fair

Dance stage

Arena entertainment

The world famous Red Arrows

Local talent music bandstand.


This morning, whilst travelling to work we all noticed that preparpations are well and truely underway – take a look at some of the snaps we managed to take. Our favourite is the green dragon.