Organisers of the North of England’s largest balloon festival announced last month that the much-anticipated Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta would take to the skies again this summer.
The festival, which has taken place in York every year since 2017, was cancelled along with most ballooning events in 2020. This year, the four-day extravaganza is expected to be bigger and bolder than ever. It will attract up to 50,000 people from far and wide, and alongside the 50 balloons that are expected to wow visitors over the duration of the event, attendees will be able to enjoy a fireworks and laser show. A traditional hot air balloon night glow will also light up the skies if the climate conditions are suitable.
The event will also feature the city’s largest funfair. Thrill-seekers will be amazed by the motorcycle stunt riders’ show. Attendees will also be able to take in the glorious sounds of ABBA, Dolly Parton and Oasis tribute acts, as well as well-known headliners.
The true stars of the show will always be the balloons, however. Early birds will be able to watch the morning balloon launches in the bright early morning light. As dusk descends in the evening, balloons take to the skies again. During the day, they will be tethered to allow visitors to see them up close.
The Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta will be held over the August bank holiday weekend. For an equally unforgettable experience, hot air balloon adventures can be had over South Wales, Bath and Bristol.