27th September 2019 11:00 am
York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

York Balloon Fiesta

27 - 30 September 2019

27th September 2019 11:00 am
York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

York Balloon Fiesta

27 - 30 September 2019

FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND

About York Balloon Fiesta

York Balloon Fiesta returns for 2019 with the biggest hot air balloon festival York has ever seen. This free festival brings a weekend of hot air balloons, children’s entertainment, live music, tribute acts, food and drink, as well as a funfair with rides never seen before in York. The pinnacle of the festival will be the popular Hot Air Balloon Night Glow, followed by a brand new firework and laser show! 
 
View the 2019 schedule below and check information on how to get to York Balloon Fiesta on our parking and travel page.

York Balloon Fiesta Schedule

Please note all balloon activities are weather dependent we will keep you updated on social media channels. Also, timings are subject to change. Entry to the festival is FREE all weekend.

  • Friday 27th September

  • Saturday 28th September

  • Sunday 29th September

York Balloon Fiesta Opens

15:00:00 - 15:00:00

Pilot Weather Briefing

16:15:00 - 16:45:00

Mass Balloon Launch*

16:45:00 - 17:45:00

*Weather depending

The Arena

Owl adventures Bird Flying Show

18:00:00 - 18:30:00

Main Stage

Gary Goodmaze

18:45:00 - 19:45:00

Europe’s No 1 Freddie Mercury Tribute

Main Stage

Abba Arrival

19:55:00 - 20:55:00

Voted ‘Best’ & Most Authentic Tribute Show 2018

The Arena

Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

21:00:00 - 21:20:00

Last Bus Leave York Racecourse

21:40:00 - 21:40:00

Pilot Weather Briefing

06:30:00 - 07:00:00

Mass Balloon Launch*

07:00:00 - 08:00:00

*Weather depending

Minster FM Stage, Funfair and Labyrinth Challenge

11:00:00 - 22:00:00

The Arena

Jez Avery Stunt Show

12:00:00 - 12:30:00
*

The Marquee

Children’s Activities and Workshops

12:00:00 - 16:00:00

In association with York Mumbler

The Arena

Balloon Tethered

12:45:00 - 14:15:00

The Arena

Owl Adventures Bird Flying Show

15:30:00 - 16:00:00

Main Stage

Twist and Pulse

14:30:00 - 15:30:00

The Arena

Jez Avery Stunt Show

16:00:00 - 16:30:00

Pilot Weather Briefing

16:15:00 - 16:45:00

Mass Balloon Launch*

16:45:00 - 17:45:00

*Weather depending

The Main Stage

The Upbeat Beatles Tribute

18:15:00 - 19:15:00

The Main Stage

The Dolly Parton Experience including Kenny Rogers Tribute

19:30:00 - 20:30:00

The Arena

Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

20:40:00 - 21:00:00

Main Stage

Rule The World Take That Tribute

21:00:00 - 22:50:00

The Arena

Firework and Laser Show Finale

21:50:00 - 22:00:00

Last Bus Leaves York Racecourse

22:20:00 - 22:20:00

Pilot Weather Briefing

06:30:00 - 07:00:00

Mass Balloon Launch*

07:00:00 - 08:00:00

*Weather depending

Minster FM Stage, Funfair and Labyrinth Challenge

11:00:00 - 18:00:00

The Arena

Balloon Tethered*

11:10:00 - 12:50:00

*Weather depending

The Marquee

Children’s Activities and Workshops

12:00:00 - 16:00:00

Yorkshire Air Ambulance*

13:00:00 - 14:00:00

*Subject to availability

Main Stage

Rock Choir

13:30:00 - 14:00:00

The Arena

Owl adventures Bird Flying Show

14:15:00 - 14:45:00

The Arena

Jez Avery Stunt Show

14:45:00 - 15:15:00

Main Stage

Mr Bloom & His Band

15:30:00 - 16:30:00

Pilot Weather Briefing

16:15:00 - 16:45:00

Mass Balloon Launch*

16:45:00 - 17:45:00

*Weather depending

Last Bus Leaves York Racecourse

18:10:00 - 18:10:00

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It is thanks to our sponsors and partners that we are able to continue to put on York Balloon Fiesta and improve your experience.

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