Abingdon Balloon & Fireworks Festival 2023


26 August 2023

26 August 2023
Abingdon Airfield (RAF Abingdon)
Honeybotton Lane, Dry Sandford
OX13 6BX

26 August @ 3.00pm to 11.00pm

Honeybotton Lane, Dry Sandford
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6BX
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About Abingdon Balloon & Fireworks Festival

The UK’s biggest fireworks event returns this summer bigger and better than ever.

Head up to Abingdon Airfield with your family and friends for a breathtaking evening of air displays, hot air balloons, demonstrations, music, skydiving and world-class firework entertainment.

Witness displays choreographed to music by guest display companies followed by a mind-blowing quarter-mile-wide closing display and light show by the hosts and double British firework champions – Illusion Fireworks ltd.

Other attractions include:

  • O’Briens Helicopter Flying Fireworks Circus
  • Incredible Light Show
  • Pyrotechnic Demonstrations
  • Daytime Colour Smoke Show
  • Explosive Fireballs
  • Pyro Parachute Display Team
  • Hot Air Balloon Display & Glow*
  • BACK FOR 2023 – Helicopter Rides*
  • Huge Fairground
  • Local Excellence Market
  • Plus many more surprises

VIP treatment

Enjoy priority parking, entry and exiting, a private front and centre viewing area with a dedicated bar, luxury loos, bouncy castle and slide for the kids and complimentary Pimms on arrival! VIP tickets are strictly limited – grab them before they are gone.


There is a limited number of camping pitches available for those who wish to stay close to the event on Saturday night. The campsite is located close to the arena and is open from midday on Saturday.

Car parks and the fairground are open from 3.00pm. Bring a picnic to enjoy with your family and friends. Or pick up food and drinks from the stalls and bars before the entertainment starts at around 6.00pm.


£60.00 (+fee & tax)

Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

Family ticket (2 x adult tickets + 2 x child tickets) – £60.00 (+£4.32 fee & tax)

Adult standard ticket (16 years +)
Online – £21.00 (+£1.75 fee & tax)
On the gate – £25.00 (If available)

Child standard ticket (3 to 15 years)
Online – £11.00 (+£1.09 fee & tax)
On the gate – £15.00 (If available)

Infant standard ticket (0 to 2 years)
Admission for an infant aged 0-2 years

Adult VIP ticket (16 years +)
Online – £49.00 (+£3.60 fee & tax)

Child VIP ticket (3 to 15 years)
Online – £24.00 (+£1.94 fee & tax)

Infant VIP ticket (0 to 2 years)
Online – £1.00 (+£0.43 fee & tax)


Camping tickets – £25.00 (+£2.02 fee & tax)
Price for one size pitch 8m x 6m (6m x 6m pitch plus 2m x 6m parking space)

Gazebo permit – £30.00 (+£2.34 fee & tax)
Pitch to erect your own gazebo for your party in the event arena.