'Beautiful Scenes' as Bristol Balloon Fiesta Holds Flypast Due to COVID Restrictions

Locals in Bristol were invited to watch participants in the 2020 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta from their own doorsteps and gardens on August 3, as the festival held an inaugural “flypast” due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Organizers kept the launch location secret, to prevent people from gathering for what usually attracts half-a-million visitors.

Jamie Siggers recorded this video of the flypast in timelapse mode, creating the charming effect of the balloons appearing to bounce across the sky. “Beautiful scenes in the skies over Bristol,” he said. Credit: Jamie Siggers via Storyful