General Questions

In 2021, we welcomed approximately 60,000 people to Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta over the 4 days.

Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta is held on the Knavesmire at York Racecourse YO23 1EX.

The best time to come to Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta depends on what you want to see.

Look at the Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta schedule to plan your days.

Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta is an outdoor event on grass. Dress for the great British weather and wear appropriate footwear. You may wish to bring a raincoat and umbrella and some sunscreen.

Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta runs over 3 days from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2022.

Yes, you are welcome to bring well-behaved dogs to Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta for free. Please always keep them on a lead and come prepared to pick up any messes they might make.

Please be aware there Is a lot of activity and noise I.e. funfairs, fireworks and arena display.

Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta is on the Knavesmire at York Racecourse. The event is flat, but on grass that could be quite bumpy. Additionally, if there has been a lot of rain, it could become boggy and difficult to use a wheelchair. Please note that rides are not accessible for wheelchairs.

Disabled toilets are available.

This is a family orientated event. The hot air balloon tethering and mass launches are also extremely popular with children of all ages. Please see the event schedule for the full details.

Travel and Parking

Online car parking ticket is £8.00. A weekend car parking is £18.00. On the door a car parking ticket is £10.00  Find out more on our Parking and Travel page.

Please check local public transport links.

When Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta 2022 is finalised, we will provide more information about getting to the event.

Food and Drink

You’re more than welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks with you to Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta. However, there will be lots of choice for delicious food that you can purchase during the event.

Strictly no glass or alcohol.

Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to drink alcohol that you have brought from home due to our licensing. Alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase from our onsite catering partners.

Alcohol will be available to purchase from our onsite catering partners and can be consumed onsite. However, due to our licensing, we cannot permit you to bring alcohol with you.