2017 Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 21 - 24, 2017

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of the highlights of fall in Upstate New York.

A delight to visitors, passersby, and locals alike, the Adirondack Balloon Festival takes place the weekend of September 21 - 24, 2017 in Glens Falls and 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 21 - 24, 2017
Cost: Admission is FREE

The opening ceremony is held Thursday, September 21 in Glens Falls' Crandall Park. Spectators can gather to watch balloons take off into the sky as the festival kicks off!

Over the weekend, more than 80 balloons take to the air all at once, and the entertainment on the ground equals the spectacle in the sky.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

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.**

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)

The Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls and Queensbury is free to all. 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. No dogs, drones, or remote control aircrafts are allowed at any Balloon Festival events. The Festival is a non-smoking event.

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