The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is not only Europe’s largest ballooning event, it’s one of the largest ballooning events in the world.
The annual festival is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year. The event will take place in the city of Bristol (England) from August 7th-10th and it is FREE! So if you are dying to see an epic collection of hot air balloons or you just happen to be in the area, don’t worry if you forget your wallet.
There are all kinds of awesome things about the event (food, music, bars, etc.), but the real attraction for the majority of us who have never ridden in a hot air balloon is definitely the overall beauty of the event. Over 150 air balloons from all over the world gather in one area, creating a beautiful scene and environment.
Check out a collection of photos from former Bristol International Balloon Fiestas below (click an image to enlarge):
For more info, check out the festival’s homepage here.