Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta

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Launch Site Address

Castle Howard
North Yorkshire
YO60 7DA

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Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta Balloon Rides


Renowned for its breathtaking mass launches of hot air balloons from across Europe, the Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta, which relocated from York Racecourse to Castle Howard in 2023, has become a staple event in the region's calendar.

🟠 Unfortunately, York Balloon Fiesta will take a break in 2024 and return in the Summer 2025.

York Balloon Fiesta Information

🎈 Will Virgin Balloon Flights be at the York Balloon Fiesta this year?

No, we will not be at the York Balloon Fiesta. However, we are taking part in many hot air balloon festivals this year.

If you are keen to take to the skies with us at another balloon fiesta, or you're searching for ideas on the perfect family day out, check out our ultimate guide to UK hot air balloon festivals.

🗓️ When is the York Balloon Fiesta?

There will be no York Balloon Fiesta in 2024.

Although the York Balloon Fiesta is taking a break this year, you can still experience the magic of hot air ballooning with Virgin Hot Air Balloon in Yorkshire. Soar above the stunning Yorkshire landscape and enjoy breathtaking views that only a balloon ride can offer. It’s the perfect way to capture the beauty of the region from a unique vantage point and create unforgettable memories, even without the festival.

Other Hot Air Balloon Festivals

If the dates for this festival don’t quite work for you and you're looking to plan the dates for a memorable balloon packed weekend outing, check out our quick guide to the UK balloon festival calendar and explore fiestas happening throughout the year.


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