Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta was a huge success this week, despite some unpredictable weather!

Tens of thousands of visitors visited Ashton Court Estate over the last four days to see the majestic sight of balloons floating in the Bristol skies.

Friday morning saw a mass ascent of 100 balloons launching into the morning sun and Exclusive Ballooning were on site for the whole event with five of our balloons: the RICOH special shape cube, the Longleat Lion, the bespoke Fortnum & Mason, Renishaw and Keltbray.

Members of the press were on site throughout the event and on Friday morning our teams worked with BBC Breakfast and Good Morning Britain, broadcasting live all morning from our balloons.

The famous night glow lit up the night sky on both Thursday and Saturday evenings. Twenty hot air balloons lined the arena and burned in time to music to the delight of the crowds.

Sunday saw the best weather of the event with mass ascents in both the morning and evening and calm winds allowing the balloons to float over the crowds before heading off into the distance.