Only 1 week until Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta 2010. Will they top these favourites from 2009? This distinctive tortoise and an homage to Pixar’s movie of the moment – Up!
Balloon releases are start with the special shapes at 6pm on Thursday (the ‘glorious’) 12th August and are then scheduled for 6am and 6pm each day until Sunday 15th.
Thursday and Saturday evenings see the highlight of the Fiesta – the night glows. A fantastic atmosphere is guaranteed as the balloons are light up in time to party tunes, before a spectacular firework display.
Oh and the Red Arrows will be displaying their skills on Sunday from 4.30pm too. I recommend the observatory near the Rodney Hotel and Suspension Bridge as a fantastic vantage point.
One thing to note – the Suspension Bridge is closed on the evenings of the night glows only.
If you’re looking for accommodation our hotels are located close by in Clifton and still have a range of availability at the time of writing. Just check the form on the right of the website to get the best rates.
Posted on:: 2 August 2010 | Posted by:: Tim