The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Balloons taking off fiesta

Mass hot air balloon ascents, night glows, fireworks and loads of family fun! The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta was INCREDIBLE!

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. 


Over 100 balloons took to the skies from Ashton Court Estate at dawn and dusk, and lit up the night with evening balloon glows. There was entertainment for all the family including fairground rides, delicious food stalls and bars, balloon tethering, model aircraft displays and live local music. 


We saw incredible sights in the mornings and evenings as hundreds of balloons took off together!

Ballons in the morning

The famous night glows did not disappoint, 30 teams lighting up their balloons in time to music was a stunning sight as night fell!! Then, as the balloons finished their performance, the skies were lit up over Ashton Court Estate to spectacular fireworks.

Balloons at night

This year, the city’s gas and electricity company Bristol Energy supported The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, you can visit for more information.


To find out more about this year’s festival, visit or follow @BristolBalloon

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