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NY's Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival - September 18 - 21, 2014

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of the most exciting and unique events around.

A delight to perennial visitors, passerbys and locals alike, the Adirondack Balloon Festival takes place the weekend of September 18 - 21, 2014 in Queensbury, NY - bringing fun for all ages!

The balloon festival features the launch of dozens of balloons, all brightly colored and many in fun and special shapes. Visitors can walk inside half-inflated balloons, watch riders prepare for the flight, and see the exceptional sight of air balloons taking off from the ground nearby, one after another, and floating into the sky.

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What: Adirondack Balloon Festival
Where: Glens Falls, NY and Queensbury, NY
When: September 18- 21, 2014
Cost: Admission is FREE

The Opening ceremony is held Thursday, September 18th 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.

adk balloon fest balloonsThen 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.)

Over the weekend, more than 60 balloons take to the air all at once and the entertainment on the ground equals the spectacle in the sky.

Breakfast is served, civic organizations provide food and water on site, activities are available, and entertainment is provided - all on top of two separate launches, with nearly one hundred balloons filling up and taking off for the viewing of the groundlings.

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The Adirondack Balloon Festival in Queensbury is free to all, and events are weather-permitting. Be sure to bring your camera, because every year there is a photo competition, with awards for first through fourth place, grand prize, kids categories, and honorable mentions. When is the next time you're going to see so many balloons in one area? Why, the next time you come to the Adirondack Balloon Festival, of course!

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.

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