Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Fiesta Fortnight CREDIT Paul Box


'Fiesta Fortnight' powered by Costa Coffee, with flypasts and ballooning spectaculars will take places across Bristol this August.

From Monday 2 August - Sunday 15 August 2021, the ‘Fiesta Fortnight’, powered by Costa Coffee, 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. 

Nick Orrin, Director of Costa Express UK&I, said: “We are proud to partner with the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on such a fantastic event. After what has been an unprecedented time for many, we wanted to give something exciting to the Bristol community to enjoy.

“Not only are we bringing the Costa: LIVE Experience Pod to the city this summer, but Bristol is the first city in the UK to receive our brand-new Costa Express Hot & Iced drink machines, which can deliver over 500 different barista-quality drinks, from flat-whites to iced lattes and iced fruit cordials. Located all over the city - we hope everyone is as excited as we are about the new Costa Express machines and can enjoy an iced coffee in the summer sun and take in the Fiesta Fortnight.”

The Costa Express Hot & Iced drink machine is the world’s first integrated self-serve coffee machine, reinvented to deliver both hot and iced drinks. Costa Coffee will be rolling out over 40 Costa Express locations across Bristol this summer.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is planned to return to Ashton Court Estate in 2022.

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