84 stunning photos and videos of the York Balloon Fiesta 2018

Fire and fireworks at the York Balloon Fiesta on Saturday night. Photograph: Vanessa McDougall
30 Sep 2018 @ 12.53 pm
| Entertainment

What an amazing spectacle!

One of the photographers who captured images of the York Balloon Fiesta 2018 said it was “one of the best things I’ve ever seen” – and many of those who went along would agree.

Dozens of balloons took to the skies over York for the festival. At night they glowed beautifully against the dark, with fireworks adding to the excitement on Saturday night.

Such was the popularity of the event that Tadcaster Road became jammed yesterday. But that was the only downside to a truly sensational weekend.

The fiesta continues today, with the final mass launch due at 4.45pm.

Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: Richard McDougall

Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall

Photograph: James Drury Photography


Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: Richard McDougall

Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: Richard McDougall
Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography


Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photographs: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photographs: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photographs: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography


Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography

Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: James Drury Photography
Photograph: Andrew Smith / Opaque Impressions
Photograph: Andrew Smith / Opaque Impressions
Photograph: Andrew Smith / Opaque Impressions
Photograph: Andrew Smith / Opaque Impressions