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Bristol Balloon Fiesta Best Photos & Videos



All of the best photos and videos from Bristol’s balloon fiesta

Let’s relive one of the best weekends in Bristol (apart from the over crowding and parking issues).

The balloon fiesta mass ascent.

balloon fiesta ascent

Via. Jim Cossey

balloon fiesta ascent

Via Neil James B

bristol balloons inflating

Via. Jim Cossey

Finding Stuart.

minion stuart balloon

Via. Jim Cossey

balloon fiesta stuart

Via. Neil James B

The William Hill Scottish Cup

william hill balloon

Via. Jim Cossey


balloon fire

Via. Jim Cossey

balloons fire

Via. Jim Cossey

Just how awesome the balloons looked in the Bristol sky.

bristol balloons sky

Via. Jim Cossey

The balloons from far.

Balloon fiesta from far away

Via. Neil James B

balloon fiesta from afaR

Via. Neil James B

The view from the balloons.


balloon panorama

The power rangers.

power rangers balloon fiesta

Via. Colin Moody

The absolutely awesome para gliders.

balloon fiesta parachute

Via Colin Moody

The incredibly patriotic British balloon.

british balloon fiesta

Via. Colin Moody

The ‘driver’ of this balloon who was absolutely loving it.

bristol balloon in the air

Via. Colin Moody

The glorious time lapses of the Bristol balloon fiesta.

The Cameron balloon accident.

The night glow.

balloon fiesta night glow

Via. Jim Cossey

The night glow playing Jurassic Park

The fireworks.

Balloon Fiesta Fireworks

Via. Neil James B

Isn’t Bristol just bloody good?

A big thanks to:

Neil James Brain and his amazing photos. You can find Neil on Twitter@NeilJamesB and you’ll also find his work on display at Zzzone Photography Studio.

Jim Cossey and his brilliant photosJim Cossey Photography is a member of the Bristol Art Collective, you can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

Colin Moody and his amazing close ups of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Armed with his iPad, Colin Moody takes glorious photos of Bristol, completely capturing Bristol’s essence.



Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol posts, lists, stories, videos and Bristol photos. Sam Gillies spent years in Bath looking enviously at how good Bristol was, before moving to Bristol in 2011 and converting to a Bristol obsessive. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.



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