The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta will be returning in 2021! 

Unfortunately, due to the government announcement on the 14th of June regarding extending lockdown until the 19th of July, we will be postponing the event to a later date.

The Show Time Events Group Team are working to find an alternative date and speaking with the racecourse. Any tickets that have been purchased are safe and can be transferred to the new date when it is announced or refunded. Full guidance on this will be published as soon as it has been confirmed with Skiddle.

We understand how frustrating this is when you have purchased tickets and appreciate everyone’s patience and ongoing support.

It will still be the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta you have been waiting for and we hope that you can wait a little longer! 🎈

Keep an eye on the Facebook page @cheltenhamballoonfiesta for updates

Opening Hours

Main Opening Times

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

Online Booking

Friday- Balloons and fireworks. £5 adults and £3 kids

Saturday- The BIG Balloon Fiesta: £7 adults and £5 kids

Sunday- Family Fun Day: £6 adults and £4 kids

Weekend Pass- all 3 days- £12 adults and £8 kids.


Kids under a meter go free!

On The Gate

Friday Adults – £5 and Kids – £3 (kids under 1 metre go FREE)*
Saturday- Adults – £7 and Kids – £5 (kids under 1 metre go FREE)*
Sunday- Adults £6 and Kids £4


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.