The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta will be drifting back to Cheltenham Racecourse on the 19th, 20th and 21st of June 2020! 

We loved it so much last year that The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta will be back for 3 DAYS in 2020! We have provisionally booked the 19th, 20th and 21st of June (to be confirmed at the end of September).

Tickets will be available to purchase once the dates are confirmed 🎟

After an amazing weekend in 2019, we have planned for 3 amazing days, we’ve listened to all of the feedback and have been busy making preparations for a second year to remember. This year will see the balloons make their return to Cheltenham, with thrilling live arena entertainment, giant funfair, local traders, food and drink- this year you can expect to see plenty of local musicians and bands take to the music stage, some feathery friends and some well known Characters wandering around.

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!

*All balloon flights, tethering and balloon glow are weather permitting*

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.