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Adirondack Balloon Festival 2018

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When: Today until Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 - 4:30 AM
Where: Glens Falls & Queensbury, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Phone: 518-222-4593

Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 45th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 20 - 23, 2018.

There will be balloons of all shapes and sizes. Watch from the ground as they take off into the sky or go for a ride and see a view you won't soon forget!

2018 Balloon Festival Schedule

**Note: The schedule is up-to-date as of September 2018. All events are subject to change. Contact the event organizers directly to confirm.**

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Live Music by Big Fez and the Surfmatics
  • 5:00 pm: Opening Ceremonies, food vendors, and kids' activities
  • 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 20 balloons (weather permitting)

Downtown Glens Falls

  • 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm: City of Glens Falls Block Party featuring live music, balloon baskets on display, a car show, and kids' activities

Friday, September 21, 2018

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY

  • 3:00 pm: Gates open, craft fair hosted by ZONTA, kids' activities, food vendors, & live music by Kevin McKrell & Orion Kribs
  • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 80 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY

  • 5:00 am - 10:00 am: Big Balloon Breakfast (all-you-can-eat pancakes, french toast, sausage, juice & coffee) - $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children (4-10)
  • 5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Food vendors, ZONTA craft fair, kids' activities
  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)
  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Music performances by Pesky J. Nixon and The Old Main
  • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)
  • 8:00 pm: "Lighting Up The Night" Airport Moonglow featuring up to 30 balloons (weather permitting), bring your flashlights

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY

  • 5:00 am - 10:00 am: Big Balloon Breakfast (all-you-can-eat pancakes, french toast, sausage, juice & coffee) - $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children (4-10)
  • 5:00 am - 12:00 pm: Food vendors, ZONTA craft fair, kids' activities
  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am: "Walter's Mass Ascension" - simultaneous flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes
  • 8:00 am: Catholic Mass in the Entertainment Tent
  • 9:00 am: Protestant Sunday Service in the Entertainment Tent

Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Live music by Across the Pond, food vendors and kids' activities
  • 5:00 pm: Launch of up to 20 balloons (weather permitting)

Note: All Balloon Festival events are weather permitting and non-smoking.

No dogs, drones, or remote control aircrafts are allowed at any Balloon Festival events.


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