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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta News & Press Releases

It's the Fiesta but not as you know it!

Balloons will take to the skies over Bristol this summer and our nightglow will take place online, but there will not be event at Ashton Court.

In order to adhere to the governmental guidelines around social distancing, the 2020 edition of Bristol International Balloon Fiesta cannot take place as normal.

Instead we're bringing you the inaugural Fiesta Flypast, which will see iconic balloons flying over the city on one morning to be selected between 1-14 August.

We are inviting Bristolians to watch the balloons from the safety of their own doorsteps and gardens. Social distancing means we absolutely cannot gather in parks or Bristol's open spaces or invite our audiences to see the balloons take off or land, to protect our pilots and the public.

We have also teamed up with BBC Radio Bristol for another lockdown treat, in the form of a virtual nightglow, staged with extra special additions and a soundtrack produced to lift the spirits of the city on Saturday 8th August.

Anyone who has already purchased car parking for the event please go to our ticketing page for full details.

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will return to Ashton Court on Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th August 2021.


Official Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Website.

Airshow Calendar 2021.