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2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 23 - 26, 2021

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The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of the highlights of fall in the Lake George area! Scheduled for September 23 - 26 for 2021, the event looks a little different this year, but is still chock full of hot air balloon fun and events.

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2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival Schedule

September 23: Block Party in Downtown Glens Falls

From 6pm to 9:30pm festival attendees can enjoy a block party in downtown Glens Falls with Walk-About Balloon, balloon baskets on display, a car show, and kids activities.

September 24: Balloon Flight at the Airport

Gates open at 3pm at the Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport in Queensbury. The flight of up to 40 balloons, including special shapes, is expected to take place between 5pm and 6pm.

September 25: Balloon Flight & Moonglow at the Airport

Gates open at 4:30am for the 6:30am to 7:30am balloon launch at Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport. Up to 40 balloons will be launched, including special shapes, and the gates will close after the morning launch (guests will need to depart).

Gates reopen at 3pm for a static display of select balloons at 6:15pm, followed by Light Up the Night: MoonGlow at 8pm, featuring up to 50 balloons. Bring your flashlights!

Bonus event: The Blue Moon Band and E.B. Jeb will entertain those in the region enjoying the Balloon Festival at Americade with a free concert at Shepard Park at 6pm.

September 26:  Balloon Flight at the Airport

Gates open at 4:30am for Walter and Joan's Mass Ascension flight of up to 40 balloons and shapes from 6:30am to 7:30am.

Please note, there will be no commercial rides, food vendors, craft fair, or exhibitors this year due to the pandemic. Flight times are approximate and all activities are weather permitting. There is no smoking, dogs, or drones (or any remote control aircraft). Visit for more information.

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