Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta


Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will not be held at Ashton Court Estate in 2021. Instead, organisers are planning 'Fiesta Fortnight' with flypasts and ballooning spectaculars for the city this August.

From Monday 2 August - Sunday 15 August 2021, the ‘Fiesta Fortnight’ will see hundreds of hot air balloons taking off from multiple locations across the city and filling the sky with not only classic hot air balloons, but some special shapes and characters including Stuart the Minion. 

Over 700 nominations were submitted by locals to help pick the locations of where the balloons will take off from – these included local parks, public spaces, car parks and streets. To find out the final list of locations stay tuned to the Fiesta Fortnight’s social media channels. There you will find regular updates on all locations and timing to help plan your time to head outside to view the balloons flying over the city. 

What’s more, the Fiesta Fortnight partner, Costa Coffee, will be visiting several of the take off locations to treat residents nearby with a special little balloon-shaped surprise outside their window! Those out and about in the city centre will be able to experience Costa Coffee’s new Costa: LIVE Experience Pod. This hub provides visitors with the perfect space to view the balloons crossing the city skyline as they take a moment to enjoy a cup of their favourite barista-quality machine-crafted coffee. 

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Dates: (1 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021)*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

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