New Schedule for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta: Ballooning, Music, and Family Fun

Are you ready for the final day of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta? Today’s schedule is packed with exciting events for all ages to enjoy. From mass ascents to arena displays, live music, and family fun, there’s something for everyone. Although weather conditions may affect some activities, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive guide to the day’s events.

Start your morning at the Ballooning Arena, where up to 100 balloons will take off during the early mass ascent from 6-7 am. Marvel at the stunning scale models of hot air balloons on display from 7-9 am, followed by the inflation of historic special shape balloons during the same time frame. For aviation enthusiasts, don’t miss the miniature aviation stunts featuring model planes from 12:30-1:30 pm. More historic special shapes will be inflated in the arena from 1:30-4 pm, accompanied by model balloons from 2-3 pm. Take this opportunity to get up close to the hot air balloons and meet the teams from 3-4 pm. Brace yourself for an adrenaline rush as the army parachuting team jumps from planes and balloons at 4-5 pm. The excitement continues with balloon teams racing to inflate from 4:45-5:30 pm, followed by more model planes taking to the arena from 5-6 pm. Finally, witness another mass ascent of up to 100 balloons from 6-7 pm.

If you’re in the mood for live music, head over to the Bandstand. Enjoy a blend of electronic and synth-pop brilliance with Phonseca from 1-2 pm. The Port of Bristol Shanty Crew will entertain you with their catchy melodies from 2-3 pm, followed by Nigel G Lowndes, offering Americana with a rock and roll heart and country soul from 3-4 pm. Get ready to rock with Chris Stanley, a singer-songwriter, from 4-5 pm. Experience an eclectic mix of country favorites with Reverend Bob and the Devil-May-Cares from 5-6 pm, and end the evening with Bristol-based country masterclass by Taynee Lord & the Crookes from 6-7 pm.

For families, Brizzle Kicks offers an array of entertainment at various times throughout the day. Lunchtime Live with Toby will have you singing along to family favorites from 1-1:30 pm. Join the Party Peeps Party at 2-2:30 pm, and try your luck with Pop Bingo from 3-4 pm. Street Cred will showcase their dance talents from 4-4:30 pm, followed by a foam party warm-up from 4:30-5 pm. Don’t miss out on the Party Peeps Foam Party Finale from 5-5:45 pm.

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1. Will the schedule change due to weather conditions?
Yes, the schedule may be subject to change based on weather conditions.

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