2017 Adirondack Balloon Festival

Every year, hundreds of balloons fill the sky with their fun shapes and brilliant colors. Watch them inflate and take off dozens at a time at the Adirondack Balloon Festival, September 21 - 24, 2017. Watch a video here.

2017 Balloon Festival Schedule

**Note: The schedule is up-to-date as of September 2017. All events are subject to change. Contact the event organizers directly to confirm.**

hot air balloon inflating

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Live Music by The Master Cylinders
  • 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 22, 2017

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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 - 10:00 am: Food vendors, ZONTA craft fair, kids' activities
  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)
  • 2:00 pm: Gates re-open; ZONTA craft fair, food vendors, kids' activities, and more
  • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Music performance by Buckeye Rooster
  • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Music performance by The Old Main
  • 8:00 pm: "Lighting Up The Night" Airport Moonglow featuring up to 30 balloons (weather permitting), bring your flashlights

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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 - 10:00 am: 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)

Enjoy one of Upstate New York's signature fall events - you won't find the Adirondack Balloon Festival anywhere else!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL BALLOON LAUNCHES SCHEDULED ARE WEATHER PERMITTING. Please check with the official Adirondack Balloon Festival organization if you are unsure about weather conditions and their effect on the festival. The phone number is: (518) 222-4593

The following is not allowed at any Balloon Festival events: dogs, drones, remote control aircrafts, smoking.

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