🎈The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021 🎈

The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta first came to the Racecourse in 2019, bringing 40+ balloons on the Saturday taking off from the racecourse. The weekend was full of thrilling live arena entertainment from some of the best performers in the UK.

Originally due to return in 2020, the pandemic pushed the event back to 2021. After a scorching week in July, the weather, unfortunately, turned too windy and rainy for the balloons to return. Much to the disappointment of the attendees and the pilots who travelled, avid event-goers didn’t let it spoil the weekend and enjoyed the live entertainment, had lots of fun at the fair, explored local business treasures and indulged in some food and drink!


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We have loved seeing your pictures of your weekend at The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta- if you would like us to share them on our pages please email cheltenhamballoonfiesta@gmail.com


Opening Hours

Main Opening Times

Friday: 16:00- 23:00
Sat 11.00-23.00
Sun 11:00-20:00

Online Booking

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On The Gate

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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.