Europe’s largest annual Hot Air Balloon event is taking place on the 11th – 14th August 2016 in Bristol. Attracting over 500,000 visitors, this incredible event is completely free to attend and offers the perfect day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Now in its 38th year, Bristol’s popular event sees 150 balloons lift off into the sky each morning from Friday through to Sunday, in what is recognised as one of the UK’s top five outdoor events. This fantastic event is held in the beautiful hills of Ashton Court and truly sets the scene once all the balloons merge into the air.
A firm favourite with visitors to the event is the nightglow and firework finale which is held in the evenings. This incredible display is where the hot air balloons all glow in time to music, creating a magical spectacle and lighting up the nights sky.
The event also sees a host of exhibits of local trades from that come and set up their stalls so you can browse through an array of different goods on offer. 2015 saw a new and improved trade village with a whole variety of businesses, catering and entertainment venues and an arts and crafts pavilion which showcased the very best of local arts and crafts from Bristol and the west of England.
For more information or to book tickets, visit http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/
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