The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta will be landing at the Cheltenham Racecourse on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2019.

With hot air balloon’s filling the racecourse throughout the weekend, it really will be a sight to behold for people of all ages to appreciate.

It’s 2 days jam-packed with live entertainment from amazing acts like: Jamie Squibb, Knights of Nottingham, Stannage Stunts, Vander Wheel of Death, Circus Workshop and much more!

Come and see the famous hot air balloon glow on the Saturday night*weather permitting followed by some fantastic fireworks displays (SATURDAY ONLY FOR BALLOON GLOW AND FIREWORKS).

If that wasn’t enough, there is a giant funfair, local traders, delicious food and drink and even more.

Pre-book your tickets on Skiddle to get the best deal, it’s £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for children, kids under a meter go free. Tickets purchased on the gate are £7 for adults and £5 for children.

Come along and celebrate summer… The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta is for everyone, friends, families, visitors, traders and community groups. Support, share and take pride in this fabulous festival! And, if you want to participate – whether it’s performing, sponsoring or exhibiting, we’d love to hear from you (drop us an email at

See you there!

Opening Hours

Main Opening Times

Sat 11.00-23.00
Sun 11:00-21:00

Online Booking

Adults – £5
Kids – £3.50 (kids under 1 metre go FREE)*

*Booking fees may apply

On The Gate

Adults – £7
Kids – £5 (kids under 1 metre go FREE)*


Pets are welcome to come along during the day but must be well behaved and kept on a leash at all times.

Food And Drink

Strictly no alcohol to be bought at the event*, bag searches will be in operation on the day for the safety and security of everyone at the event.

Picnics and soft drinks are permitted.

*Alcohol is sold at the bars in the event

Getting to the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta


Please check your route before travelling on the day as the travel information for buses and trains provided is subject to change from the transport office.

Traffic is likely to be high and we request that visitors respect local residents by not parking near the event and using public transport methods.

For timetable information use a journey planner.