Community LAUnches

This year, the Fiesta is bringing balloons to the city. In the lead up to the main event, from Monday 5 August to Thursday 8 August fleets of hot air balloons will pop up in communities across the city in a series of local launches, weather permitting. 

What’s more – it’s up to Bristol residents to say where they want to see balloons take off, and who they want to fly in them!


Nominations for our community launches have now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to nominate launch sites, and local heroes.

We are now in the process of working through all the applications, and will be in touch with everyone who has made the shortlist in due course.


Special Thanks to our sponsors