Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2022: 10 brilliant pictures from the pre-festival flights
An early start for some - but worth it
Eyes to the skies, Bristol!
The city’s annual Balloon Fiesta is back after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.
And this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with four jam-packed days at the Ashton Court Estate August 11 - 14.
This includes three mass ascents which sees more than 100 colourful balloons fly together over Bristol.
The festivities can’t get underway without a practice run though, and this morning (Monday, August 1) saw the launch of the pre-festival flights over the city.
The balloons launched at around 6am from Vassells Park in Fishponds and Pomphrey Hill in Emerson’s Green.
For more information and to book tickets, visit: https://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/