York Balloon Fiesta 2018 Schedule

York Balloon Fiesta Schedule

The schedule for York Balloon Fiesta 2018 is subject to change. Please follow us on social media and check this page regularly for updates.

Friday 28th September

  • 15:00 York Balloon Fiesta Opens
  • 16:15 – 16:45 Pilot Weather Briefing
  • 16:45 – 17:45 Mass Balloon Launch*
  • 18:00 – 19:15 Live Bands
  • 19:30 – 20:30 Hyde Park Brass Band
  • 20:40 – 21:00 Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

Saturday 29 September

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Pilot Weather Briefing
  • 07:00 – 08:00 Mass Balloon Launch*
  • 12:00 – 16:00 Little Vikings Takeover, Children’s Activities & Workshops in the Big Top Tent
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Inflation Race
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Balloon Tethers In The Arena*
  • 14:30 – 15:10 Fly Ball Dog Show in The Arena
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Owl Adventures Bird Flying Show
  • 16:15 – 16:45 Pilot Weather Briefing
  • 16:45 – 17:45 Mass Balloon Launch*
  • 18:00 – 19:15 Live Bands
  • 19:30 – 20:30 Bluephunk Live
  • 20:40 – 21:00 Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
  • 20:55 – 21:00 Firework Finale

Sunday 30 September

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Pilot Weather Briefing
  • 07:00 – 08:00 Mass Balloon Launch*
  • 12:00 – 16:00 Little Vikings Takeover, Children’s Activities & Workshops in the Big Top Tent
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Inflation Race
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Balloon Tethers In The Arena*
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Yorkshire Air Ambulance Fly-In
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Fly Ball Dog Show in The Arena
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Owl Adventures Bird Flying Show
  • 16:15 – 16:45 Pilot Weather Briefing
  • 16:45 – 17:45 Mass Balloon Launch*

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* Please note that balloon activity is subject to the safe weather conditions. We want to fly the balloons as much as possible but safety for our pilots and the public has to take priority. Our chief pilot is responsible for the ultimate fly or no-fly decision.

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