This weekend is the York Balloon Fiesta, held on York Racecourse. York Mumbler will be there on Saturday & Sunday so your mini Mumblers are guaranteed a great time!
About the York Balloon Fiesta
This fun, FREE fiesta (try saying that quickly!) starts on Friday 27th September with balloon launches on Friday at 4.45 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 7 am & 4.45 pm – weather dependent.
If you don’t manage to catch the balloons take off, you can see them tethered in the arena during the day (12.45-21.5 pm Saturday & 11.10 am – 12.50 pm Sunday) or the catch the Night Glow on Friday & Saturday night (from 8.30 pm).
There are lots of other brilliant activities going on including live music, tribute acts, food and drink, as well as a funfair with rides. Check out the York Balloon Fiesta website for full details and timings of all events and activities.
There will be road closures, one way systems and no parking areas in place for the event. Travel tips detailed below:
🚌Travel on the Askham Bar Park & Ride for £5. Buy a ticket in advance through the First Bus app and up to five people can travel for just £5. Tickets must be booked in advance and are only valid to and from Askham Bar Park & Ride.
🚌Shuttle bus from York Train Station. There will be additional buses on services 3 and 4 which provide travel from the Railway Station to the Knavesmire. Travel is £3 per person
🚙Parking at York Racecourse. Limited parking is available at York Racecourse on the day. Due to demand, we strongly recommend travelling by public transport or walking. Parking on the day is £10 (cash only).
All balloon activities are weather dependent and timings subject to change. Keep up to date on York Balloon Fiesta Facebook page. Entry to the festival is FREE all weekend.
🎈🎈🎈We really hope to see you all at the weekend for plenty of balloon fun🎈🎈🎈