Hot air balloon lands in the middle of Doncaster city centre

A hot air balloon was spotted in Donaster ahead of a big event in the city next month
A hot air balloon was spotted in Donaster ahead of a big event in the city next month -Credit:Damian Torrington

A hot air balloon took a few people by surprise in Doncaster earlier today.

It is understood to have appeared in Sir Nigel Gresley Square to promote the city’s upcoming balloon festival. It is hoped hot air balloons will be able to be seen far and wide when the event takes place at Town Moor Avenue.

Doncaster Balloon Festival 2024 will be happening on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. Weather permitting, there will be ascents as well as tethered balloon displays, trade tents and lots of food and drink stalls.

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There will also be performances by the Jump Dogs Parachute Display Team, Jamie Squibb Freestyle FMX, The American Civil War Society and The Vikings. You can find out more and by tickets through event’s website.

You can find the latest event news in Yorkshire and nearby by visiting our What's On homepage. There you can also find days out guides for things to do across the region.

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