Get ready for Fiesta Fortnight - taking place near you from 2 August
Fiesta Fortnight, a special ballooning event, is taking place across the city from Monday 2 August until Sunday 15 August, thanks to a landmark partnership between the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and Costa Coffee.
During Fiesta Fortnight, you can see hundreds of hot air balloons taking off from multiple locations across the city and filling the sky with classic hot air balloons, as well as some special shapes and characters including Stuart the Minion.
Over 700 nominations were submitted by locals to help pick the locations of where the balloons will take off from, including local parks, public spaces, car parks and streets.
To find out the final list of locations, stay tuned to the Fiesta Fortnight’s social media channels. Plus, Costa Coffee, will be visiting several of the take-off locations to treat residents nearby with a special little balloon-shaped surprise outside their window.
Chris Allcock, chair of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta said: “We were sad that we weren’t able to host the much-loved annual Balloon Festival in Ashton Court this year due to Covid-19.
“However, this special edition of the fiesta is going to be something spectacular for the city and we are so thankful to Costa Coffee for partnering with us to help this happen… we’re hoping to make sure the greatest number of people will be able to enjoy the balloons, including some communities that rarely get balloons overhead.”
For more information on Fiesta Fortnight, head to http://bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk Plus, follow on: Twitter @bristolballoon Instagram #BristolBalloonFiesta TikTok bristolballoonfiesta Facebook @bristolinternationalballoonfiesta