Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Every year the Ashton Court Estate and the skies of Bristol are transformed into a colourful riot of hot air balloons. Mass balloon launches of over a 100 balloons at a time take place in amongst a host of family-orientated activities. Funfairs, music, stunt shows, camel racing, international food stalls and more form part of this free, four-day fiesta. One of the highlights of the fiesta is the Special Shapes Rodeo, where anything from a giant bag-pipe playing highlander to a floating orange slice can be seen taking to the skies. Balloon launches are usually at 6am and 6pm each day, but it is worth noting that the launches are subject to the weather and times can change. For more information, call (0)117 953 5884 or consult the Fiesta website.
Venue: Ashton Court
Date: 9 - 12 August 2012