Skies over North Yorkshire and York will be an amazing sight on the last weekend in September as the city hosts it’s first ever meeting of hot air balloons open to the public, The York Balloon Fiesta. The Fiesta is attracting hot air balloons and pilots from all corners of the UK.
Held over 3 days at the end of September/beginning of October the event is completely free. In addition to skies filled with fantastic hot air balloons, this great event will also offer fairground rides, live music and entertainment.
The York Balloon Fiesta Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October
The York Balloon fiesta is the first of its kind to be held in Yorkshire and will feature up to 50 hot air balloons.The hot air balloons and their pilots come from all over the UK and will fly across York over the three day event. It is understood that the balloons will fly twice a day. For early risers the first flight will be once just after sunrise then the second flight will take place later, in the afternoon depending on the weather. Visitors are advised to watch the York Balloon Fiesta Facebook page for details.
The colourful spectacular of the York Balloon Fiesta will take place at the Knavesmire, home to the famous York Racecourse. One of the highlights of the fiesta will be the Nightglow. At 20:30 on the Saturday evening a handful of the balloons will tether and light up the night’s sky with accompanying music.This event and hot air balloon activity is subject to weather conditions and so times may vary slightly.
The Burn Hall Hotel York is just 20 minutes drive from the centre of York and is conveniently located for the “York Park and Ride” which is great for exploring the ancient city of York and all it has to offer. In addition to 94 ensuite bedrooms, the Burn Hall Hotel York offers plenty of free parking and also complimentary WiFi. Our menu of home cooked dishes featuring local Yorkshire produce is available in the bar or restaurant and is highly recommended included our Yorkshire Sunday carvery. offers are are available regularly and can be found on our offers page