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10 Reasons Why The Bristol Balloon Fiesta Is The Best!

25/04/2017 Jo Bailey News

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta takes place between the 10th-13th August 2017. It’s four fabulous days of free fun and it’s a much loved Bristol event visited by thousands of people from the UK and even across the world!

Bailey Balloons is very excited for this years Fiesta and we are counting down the days! If you have never been to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta before, here’s 10 reasons why it really is the best!

1 – It’s Four Days of FREE family fun!

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta can offer an amazing family day out for absolutely FREE! With airshows, mass hot air balloon ascents, music stages and more, there’s lots to see and do. If you’re on a budget, why not pack a picnic for the whole family?!

2 – Balloons and more balloons!

Whether you are a ballooning fanatic or not, there’s nothing more incredible than an arena packed full of up to 150 balloons of all shapes, colours and sizes. You will be blown away by the fascinating sights and sounds these balloons have to offer.


3 – Food paradise!

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta knows how to feed the hungry public and with multiple food stalls from freshly made pizza, grilled chicken and noodles, you really will be spoilt for choice!

4 – Fairground for thrill seekers!

As well as the amazing hot air balloons and airshows, there’s also a fairground offering thrill seekers a great time!

5 – Spectacular Nightglows

There are two Nightglows across the Fiesta weekend and if you’ve ever been to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta before, you will know that the atmosphere is truly amazing.  A handful of balloons tether and light up the night sky to a soundtrack.


The spectacular nightglow

6 – Fireworks

After the crowds are treated to a spectacular nightglow, the entertainment doesn’t stop there! Each nightglow is followed by an amazing fireworks display!

7 – Music Stages

If you are a fan of music, there are multiple live music stages at the Fiesta. They showcase the very best in local and upcoming talent.

8 – Airshows

As well as balloons, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta offers incredible airshows to keep you entertained. In recent years, the crowds have been treated to parachute teams, model aircraft, Pitts Special Biplane and even a Spitfire!

Crowds can witness stunning airshows

9 – Stands and Stalls!

The Fiesta offers an array of exhibition stands and stalls. There’s lots on offer to keep the kids and adults entertained!

10 – Take part in a Balloon Flight

You can be part of the amazing mass ascents and take off in one of hundreds of balloons. This is definitely something to tick off the bucket list and Bailey Balloons can make that happen! Book your Balloon Fiesta flight now and be part of something truly spectacular. We also offer two person private flights from the Fiesta, so you can fly in style!


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