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Adirondack Balloon Festival 2016

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Glens Falls & Queensbury, NY
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Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 44th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 22 - 25, 2016.

There will be balloons of all shapes and sizes. 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 22 in Crandall Park, Glens Falls NY. Spectators can gather to watch up to 20 balloons take off into the sky, as they kick off the festival.

The 2016 Schedule of Events:

*Note - This schedule is current as of September 2016. Events are subject to change.*


Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Live Music by Tailspin
5:00 pm: Opening Ceremonies
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 20 balloons

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


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
3:00 pm: Gates open, craft fair hosted by ZONTA, kids' activities & food vendors. Live music by The Old Main and Buckeye Rooster
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 80 balloons, including special shapes


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
5:00 am - 11:00 am: Big Balloon Breakfast - $8 adults, $6 seniors
5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Food vendors, ZONTA craft fair, kids' activities (bounce houses, crafts, games, aircraft static display)
6:30 am - 7:30 am: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Live music by The Mojo Dawgs
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm: Live music by The Houseguests
8:00 pm: "Lighting Up The Night" Airport Moonglow featuring 30+ balloons, bring your flashlights


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
5:00 am - 11:00 am: Big Balloon Breakfast - $8 adults, $6 seniors
5:00 am - 11:00 am: Food vendors, ZONTA craft fair, kids' activities (bounce houses, rock climbing wall, aircraft display)
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
5:00 pm: Launch of 20+ balloons


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

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