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Telford Balloon Fiesta - 11 and 12 May 2019, Telford Town Park

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This fun FREE event returns for a second year on 11 and 12 May in Telford Town Park.

One of the top 5 UK ballooning events of 2018 in only its first year, over 30,000 attended the two-day festival of hot air balloons, kites and entertainment – 22 balloons, national media coverage and a
spectacular presence at the very heart of Telford 50 celebrations, with outstanding reach across the West and North Midlands, Welsh borders and Birmingham metropolitan area.


Last year’s event had people floating on air and this year promises to be just as spectacular.

Come and see Telford's skies filled with balloons of all shapes and sizes followed by a beautiful night glow on the Saturday evening when some of the balloons will dance and light up to music.

In addition to welcoming Europe’s best hot-air balloons, Telford Balloon Fiesta will host the finals of England’s Strongest Man & Wales’s Strongest Man, brought to the arena by Ultimate Strongman, whose UK’s Strongest Man and World Championship are regular entertainment fixtures on Channel 5.


Lindstrand Technologies will be bringing a variety of hot air balloons that will be floating above your heads at intervals throughout the day as well as being tethered in the QE11 arena for you to see.

There will be entertainment throughout the weekend including arena spectacles and plenty of activities for the children to take part in.

You will once again have the opportunity to experience your own view of Telford from above as Virgin Balloon Flights are coming along with their two largest balloons that can be booked and filled with passengers. More information on times and prices coming soon.

Food will be available onsite all weekend but you are welcome to bring a picnic or perhaps pop over to Southwater Telford and have a meal in one of the restaurants.


This event is FREE entry and is not ticketed.

You are free to come and go as you please so make a day of it and enjoy everything else Telford Town Park has to offer including High Ropes, Disc Golf, Adevnture Golf, Waterplay, beautiful walks and endless play areas for the young at heart.

The nominated charity for this event is Severn Hospice and to find out more about the fantastic work they do take a look at the Severn Hospice website

Ballooning is weather dependent. We want to fly, tether and glow and we will if the weather is suitable… but this is England! Fingers crossed for a good forecast.

More information on entertainment and schedules coming soon.



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