Up, Up And Away ! York To Stage Three-Day Hot Air Balloon Spectacular






From YorkMix.


More evidence that ours is a super-soaraway city – as a hot air balloon festival is confirmed for York.

Featuring three days of breathtaking flights and events, the York Balloon Fiesta 2017 will come to Knavesmire this September.

A total of 50 hot air balloons, from all across the UK, will fly across York while a fun packed festival-style weekend takes place below.

Organisers hope the event, the first of its kind in Yorkshire, will attract thousands of visitors – as similar festivals do elsewhere in the country.

The fiesta is the brainchild of hot air balloon pilot and the man behind York business Munchies Cakeaway, Oliver Webb.

“The idea came from the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, which attracts thousands of visitors and residents every year,” he said.

“I have lived in York all my life and wanted to share the city with other balloon enthusiasts.

“Balloon pilots are passionate about what they do and we’re delighted to welcome these UK balloon teams, as well as one from Belgium, to York this September. It’s going to be an amazing event.”


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