It’s back! Here’s everything you need to know

The International Balloon Fiesta – the city’s most iconic event – is back! This year, the Festival commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Concorde vessel’s first flight. Get ready to experience the fun, food, and of course, balloons, all over again between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August 2019.


Held in the beautiful surroundings of Ashton Court Estate, the balloon fiesta will attract over 130 balloons from across the globe. With a small cost for parking, this otherwise completely free event is accompanied by entertainment, rides and more. We can’t wait!


The Fiesta kicks off on Thursday 8 August at 12:00, with their first iconic ‘night glow’ finale happening at 21:00. From thereon, early birds can catch mass hot air balloon lifts every day at 06:00. Set your alarms! For more details on the event’s itinerary, click here.

Fiesta-goers can now camp at the Estate, too! See ticket prices here. 


Parking tickets for the event are on sale now. The Fiesta will have a main and premium carpark, alongside disabled parking. Get yours here, or check out other travel options such as the Fiesta's super convenient shuttle bus service. 

Ashton Court Estate is located: Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN.