Thursday 12th August

On the first day of the Fiesta, festivities kick off at midday, with hot air balloons tethering throughout the afternoon.  By 6pm pilots have been briefed on the weather for the first mass ascent of the Fiesta. 

As night falls, a number of hot air balloons turn into huge light bulbs, glowing in time to the specially commissioned soundtrack.  The evening finishes with a fantastic firework finale.

12:00 Fiesta Opens Balloon Tethering – launch field
18:00 Special Shape and Ride Balloons Launch
21:00 Nightglow and Firework Finale
22:30 Fiesta Closes

Thursday parking

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