Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th August 2020

2020 EVENT UPDATE

The health and safety of our visitors, balloonists, traders and partners is our primary concern, so we are closely monitoring the developments relating to the spread of coronavirus.

This unprecedented situation is changing daily and we do not yet know what it will mean for the 2020 Fiesta.

Therefore, currently, we are not cancelling the event and instead we are exploring the various options available to us. We will continue to work towards delivering an incredible show for the people of Bristol, filling the city skyline with balloons and helping bring some colour to our communities in these dark times.

Over the last 42 years we have faced many challenges, but we have continued to fight to keep this show going. The support of our partners, the ballooning community, visitors and wider public helps give us the strength to persevere.

We are in regular contact with our partner agencies and will continue to take note of the updates and advice given by HM Government, the NHS and Public Health. Once we understand more, we will of course update the public via the media, our website and social media channels. Finally, and most importantly, please look after yourselves, your family, friends and community. Be kind to one another and stay safe and healthy.

THURSDAY 6th AUGUST

The Fiesta’s first day opens at midday with hot air balloons tethering through the afternoon.  As we reach 6pm, our pilots are briefed on the weather for the special shapes launch. At 9pm as the sun sets 25 of our hot air balloons turn into huge lights bulbs, glowing in time to our specially commissioned soundtrack.  Our evening finishes with a fantastic firework finale

12:00 Fiesta Opens Balloon Tethering
18:00 Special Shapes launch
21:00 Nightglow and Firework Finale
22:30 Fiesta Closes

Parking: Thursday 6th

FRIDAY 7th AUGUST

The Fiesta’s second day includes two mass hot air balloon lifts at 6am and 6pm (weather permitting) and an afternoon of balloon tethering.

06:00 Fiesta Opens and Mass hot air balloon lift
12:00 Hot air balloon tethering
18:00 Mass hot air balloon lift
20:30 Fiesta Closes

Parking: Friday 7th

SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST

On Saturday 8th August the Fiesta will open with a mass hot air balloon launch at 6am (weather permitting). After a packed day of entertainment, the second mass hot air balloon launch will take place at 6pm before our second Nightglow of the weekend and fireworks finale.

06:00 Fiesta Opens and Mass hot air balloon lift
08:00 Model hot air balloon competitions
12:00 – 17:00 Arena Entertainment
18:00 Mass hot air balloon lift
21:00 Nightglow and Firework Finale
22.30 Fiesta Closes

Parking: Saturday 8th

SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST

The Fiesta’s final day on Sunday 9 August includes mass hot air balloon launches at 6am and 6pm and an afternoon packed full of arena entertainment.

06:00 Fiesta Opens and Mass hot air balloon lift
08:00 Model hot air balloon
12:00 – 17:00 Arena Entertainment
18:00 Mass hot air balloon lift
20:30 Fiesta Closes

Parking: Sunday 9th

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