91 stunning photos – and a brilliant high-speed video – that capture the spectacle of York’s balloon fiesta

Lift off… The first York Balloon Fiesta underway at Knavesmire. Photographs: James Drury / James Drury Photography
30 Sep 2017 @ 8.18 pm
| Entertainment

We were promised spectacle – and we certainly got it!

Photographs courtesy of James Drury Photography

The first York Balloon Fiesta has provided amazing sights on Knavesmire and over York, as our great photographs by James Drury show. And many of you captured magical images and videos too.

The first flights were on Friday afternoon. Then many people woke today (Saturday) to see the skies of York dotted with balloons after the early morning lift offs.

Poor weather cancelled the evening flights, but the night-glow went ahead as scheduled.

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This great, high-speed video of the balloon flights is sure to put a smile on your face too.

Sunday update: The poor weather has forced the cancellations of both the morning and afternoon flights from York.

However the festival is still on: there’s a fly in scheduled by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a bird of prey show, live music, a fun fair, great food and good beer.

To find out what’s on when see our guide to the fiesta here.

And to check for updates and announcements, see the Facebook event here.

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

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