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Where: Glens Falls & Queensbury, NY

Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 41st Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 19- 22, 2013.

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

The Opening ceremony is held Thursday, September 19th in Crandall Park, Glens Falls NY. Spectators can gather to watch over 12 balloons take off into the sky, as they kick off the festival.

Then stick around, Glens Falls will celebrate with a Downtown Block Party & Classic Car Show. This event will start at 6:30pm and take over all of Glen Street with classic cars, kids events, music and much more! (NOTE: there will be street closings in Glens Falls.)

The 2013 Schedule of Events:

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Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY

4:30-6:30 PM, Music and Band Performance
5:00 PM, Opening Ceremony, Acknowledgement of 40th Anniversary
5:15 PM, Launch of 20 balloons

Glen Street, Downtown Glens Falls 
6:00 - 9:30 PM, Glen Street Will Close for Family-Friendly Block Party with music, over 50 classic cars, meet & greet hot air ballonists, kids activites, and more!


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
3:00 PM, Gates open Craft Fair and Food Vendors open for business
5:00 PM, Balloon Launch - 80+ balloons including special shapes


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
5:00 - 11:00 AM, "Big Balloon Breakfast" - Airport Hanger
6:00 AM- 7:00 PM, Food vendors open for business, Craft Fair with 30+ vendors, Kids activities, including bounce houses, rock climbing wall, aircraft static display
6:30 AM, Flight of 100 balloons, including special shapes
2:00- 5:00 PM, Performance by local band
5:00 PM, Flight of 100 balloons, including 10+ special shapes


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
5:00 - 11:00 AM, "Big Balloon Breakfast" - Airport Hanger
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Food vendors open for business, Craft Fair with 30+ vendors, Kids activities, including bounce houses, rock climbing wall, aircraft display
6:30 AM, 'Walter's Mass Ascension' simultaneous flight of 100 balloons, including 10+ 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 - 5:00 PM, DJ with Music
5:00 PM, Launch of 20+ balloons

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