The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse this summer

Expect balloons, lots of them, tunes, fireworks and many other attractions at Cheltenham Racecourse between June 17th and 18th.

Sideshow at the Balloons will be live tribute bands, entertainment, food, drink, and more. The format is slightly different from other years, but no less exciting, with Friday night events replacing Sunday events like other years.

The live music scene is also new. You’re in for a treat with some of Britain’s finest tribute bands strutting around including Total Jam, Totally Blondie and Buster the Ultimate ska.

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The evening shows promise to be spectacular. From 10 p.m. don’t miss the Balloon Night Glow (weather permitting), and the fireworks at 10:30 p.m.

If that wasn’t enough, there will be all the fun of the fairground, birds of prey in action and plenty of browsing among the many stalls setting up for the day.

The early risers among you might want to grab the chance to see the Saturday morning hot air balloon rides. It’s free to go see the magnificent hot air balloons take off.

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Gates open from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., but spectators are asked to leave the field before 8 a.m.

For more information visit Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta.

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