The evening balloon glows are extremely popular and are very difficult to see from a good spot. You should try to arrive at least a couple of hours early if you want to get a good viewing spot. Be warned though, the best viewing spots tend to fill up very quickly, especially during the busiest days of the festival (Saturday and Sunday). There are some people who claim to get good viewing spots hours before the event!
As the sun sets
A hot air balloon festival is a family-friendly event that includes aerial displays, fairground rides, model aircraft displays, and local music performances. The event takes place in the city centre’s Ashton Court Estate. As the sun sets, the balloons glow to a specially-created soundtrack.
You can see the hot air balloons from various locations in Bristol. The most common viewing locations are Leigh Woods, Clifton Observatory, Troopers’ Hill, and Clifton Downs. However, if you prefer a different view, you can head to Brandon Hill, Bedminster Park, and Victoria Park.
The festival is free and open to the public. You can also get a lesson on how to operate a hot air balloon if you are a beginner. The event also has a Night Glow, where balloons moor in the sky to a BBC Bristol soundtrack.
A balloon can be seen for miles during mass ascents. The Fortnum & Mason balloon is a crowd favorite, as its bright green color attracts a huge crowd. Before liftoff on Sunday, a couple from Bristol proposed to his girlfriend before the event.
The night glow at Bristol balloon festival is a breathtaking display of color as the sun sets and the balloons glow in the dark. The balloons take off at various times of the day, so the best time to watch is early morning. The early morning mass ascents are less crowded and the balloons can be seen more closely.
The Night Glow is an event that offers a spectacular view of the hot air balloons in the evening. As the sun sets, the pilots of twenty hot air balloons tethered to the ground ignite their propane burners periodically. After dusk, the balloons glow like giant Chinese lanterns.
Attending the night glow at the festival is a memorable experience. It is highly recommended, and the experience is well worth the cost. It is important to arrive early, as parking can be crowded.
As the first mass ascent takes place
The first mass ascent of the festival will take place on Sunday at 11am. If you can’t be there for the actual mass launch, you can still watch from the city. The mass launches will happen at various times throughout the day, but they are best seen during sunrise or sunset, when there are less people in the area.
The first mass ascent will be at Ashton Court, where 63 balloons will be launched. It is expected that there will be more than one hundred balloons flying over Bristol. Last year’s festival, called “Fiesta Fortnight”, featured mass ascents in multiple locations throughout the city. While the lifts last year were kept secret until a few hours before they took place, this year’s event is being promoted far in advance. The festival will be packed with food and live music.
The festival is free and open to the public. Visitors can enjoy the festivities at Ashton Court Estate, a 850-acre estate near Clifton Suspension Bridge. This estate is home to a miniature railway, deer park, and mountain biking trails. In addition to the hot air balloon festival, there are also a few other activities on the grounds.
The Bristol balloon festival is one of the largest in Europe, and it has been around for 40 years. It started when Don Cameron of Cameron Balloon Ltd. talked about his global adventures in a pub. This led to the creation of the Bristol balloon festival. The festival is now held annually on the second weekend of August, from Thursday to Sunday, and has more than 500,000 visitors.
The event will feature a mass ascent at 6pm on Thursday. It will take place in memory of Phil Dunnington. This will be followed by a nightglow display and fireworks. In addition, children will be entertained by entertainers from 12pm to 6pm, and live music will begin at 2pm and run until the last act at 6pm.
During the festival, 63 hot air balloons will take to the skies. It is an unforgettable event and is set to draw a crowd to Bristol.
As the first night glow takes place
As the first night glow takes place at Bristol’s balloon festival, visitors can watch hot air balloons rise above the city. Each night, 20 or more balloons take off to perform a spectacular light show. The balloon glows are accompanied by a specially curated mix, courtesy of BBC Radio Bristol. The first nightglow takes place on Thursday, August 11, at 6pm. The second nightglow will be on Saturday, August 13, at 6pm.
The festival is weather dependent, and there is a good chance that it may be cancelled. If you cannot make it on the first night, you can return later. In the meantime, you can walk the streets of Bristol and explore the area. During the festival, the first night glow will be accompanied by a sound system and live updates on the festival’s website.
This year’s festival marks the 50th anniversary of the Bristol Belle, the first untethered hot air balloon. It first flew in 1967 from Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, where it was registered as G-AVTL. The first year, the festival featured 27 balloons and more than a dozen hot air balloons.
The festival has a long history and is considered one of the most popular hot air balloon festivals in the world. It has been around for 40 years and attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year. The festival is held every year on the second weekend of August and runs from Thursday to Sunday. The event’s 40th anniversary will be celebrated in 2018, and there are also special shapes and a rodeo. There will also be fireworks, music, and a trade fair on the site.
During the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, over a hundred hot air balloons will be launched from the Ashton Court estate in Bristol. The event will also feature a number of nightglows, fireworks, and entertainment for the entire family. During the festival, attendees can enjoy free night glows accompanied by a BBC Radio Bristol soundtrack.
As the last night glow takes place
One of the highlights of the Bristol balloon festival is the Night Glow. The night sky is awash with colour and excitement as up to twenty balloons gather in the main arena for a spectacular show. The event also features a curated soundtrack by BBC Radio Bristol. The festival runs from Friday to Sunday and gates open at noon on Thursday.
During the day, temperatures are typically in the mid-seventies, and they’re even warmer during the night. You’ll want to dress appropriately for the weather. The daytime high is around 70deg F, but the temperatures drop to around 57 deg F at night. You’ll want to dress in layers, and consider wearing heavier clothing if you’re going to be up in the air for a long time.
If you want to get up close to the balloons, you’ll want to check out the Sky Lounge area. You can buy tickets for the morning and evening glows, and enjoy the show from a more secluded area. The Sky Lounge also includes a bar and picnic area. There are also restrooms available in the area.
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta is a highlight in the city’s calendar. The event is the largest gathering of hot air balloons in Europe, and was first held in 1979. The festival now attracts over 500,000 visitors each August. There are up to 140 hot air balloons in Bristol each year and teams from all over the world travel to take part. A number of famous balloons have appeared here, including the USA’s wish cake and Darth Vader balloon.
This festival is not only the UK’s biggest balloon festival, but the festival also provides tons of other entertainment including fairground rides and daredevil stuntmen. There are also over 100 beautiful hot air balloons in the sky. The festival is one of the top events in the UK, with over PS50,000 to be won.