Telford Balloon Fiesta to take off soon.
The popular Telford Balloon Fiesta returns to Telford Town Park on 27, 28 and 29 August with over 25 balloons due in attendance over the weekend. Alongside the balloons there is plenty to entertain the whole family with a packed programme of family fun activities, street entertainment and fun fair rides to enjoy. Plus, on Saturday lunchtime watch the skies as the Red Devils parachute team will be dropping in for a visit.
A highlight of the Telford & Wrekin Events team calendar, the Balloon Fiesta attracts locals and visitors to the area for a weekend of spectacular sights, activities and street entertainment.
For 2021, weather permitting, over 25 balloons from across the UK and Europe will fill the skies over Telford, and includes the spectacular Night Glow set to music on Saturday 28 August.
Our partners, Events by Spirit will be managing the ballooning activity and launches at the event once more this year. There will be some favourite balloons returning, some new shape balloons to seek out and special heritage balloons on display for those ballooning enthusiasts.
Balloon launches are all weather dependant but scheduled timings for the weekend are Friday 27 August 6pm, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August 6am and 6pm. Activities on the Friday include street entertainment, family stage show and live music stage. Visitors can enjoy watching the FMX stunt team, Parkour Action Freerunners and Leo Loco fire-eating on the Saturday whilst on Sunday activities include the Eternal Tal Bhangra workshops and the Carnival Parade. A full schedule is available on the Telford & Wrekin Council Facebook events page and the Telford Town Park website.
We want all our visitors to enjoy the experience over the weekend and we are asking people not to attend if they feel unwell or have been asked to self-isolate, there will be hand sanitising stations around the site, as well as NHS Test and Trace QR codes. We are still advising people to take a regular lateral flow test (free to collect from various local distribution points including The Place - Telford theatre and libraries). To prevent overcrowding, some areas of the site will be subject to maximum numbers at peak times but with 150hectares of park we are confident people can enjoy the atmosphere throughout the whole site.
Telford Balloon Fiesta 2021 is free to enter and none of the events are ticketed. Visitors can come and go as they please and will have plenty of time to enjoy other attractions in Telford Town Park including; Sky Reach, Disc Golf, Adventure Golf, Waterplay, some beautiful walks, picnic spots galore and endless play areas for the young at heart.
Cllr Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Visitor Economy said
“We are absolutely delighted to host this very popular event this year, once more in Telford Town Park. The programme provides a variety of entertainment for people
alongside the usual ballooning and we are looking forward to another fantastic event for locals and visitors to enjoy”.
For more details about the event visit Telford Balloon Fiesta 2021 (telfordtownpark.co.uk)