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2015 Adirondack Balloon Festival

New York's Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival
September 17 - 20, 2015

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

A delight to visitors, passerbys and locals alike, the Adirondack Balloon Festival takes place the weekend of September 17 - 20, 2015 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 17- 20, 2015
Cost: Admission is FREE

The Opening ceremony is held Thursday, September 17th in Crandall Park, Glens Falls NY. Spectators can gather to watch over balloons take off into the sky, as they kick off the festival.

Then stick around, Glens Falls will celebrate with a Downtown Block Party & Car Show. This event will start at 6:00pm 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 80 balloons take to the air all at once and the entertainment on the ground equals the spectacle in the sky.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

2015 Balloon Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Musical Performance from Tailspin
5:00 pm: Opening Ceremonies
5:15 pm: Launch of up to 20 Balloons

Glen Street, Downtown Glens Falls 
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Family-Friendly Block Party

Friday, September 18, 2015

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
3:00 pm: Gates Open, Craft Fair hosted by ZONTA, Kids' Activities & Food Vendors 
5:00 pm: Launch of up to 80 Balloons, Including Special Shapes

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
5:00 am - 11:00 am: "Big Balloon Breakfast" - Airport Hangar ($10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 kids)
5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Food Vendors, Craft Fair hosted by ZONTA with 30+ Vendors, & Kids' Activities (Bounce Houses, Rock Climbing Wall, Aircraft Static Display)
6:30 am: Flight of up to 100 Balloons, Including Special Shapes
10:00 am: Bicycle Tour of Airport
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Musical Performances
5:00 pm: Flight of up to 100 Balloons, Including Special Shapes
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm: Musical Performances
8:00 pm: "Lighting Up The Night" - Airport Moonglow Featuring 30+ Balloons

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY
5:00 am - 11:00 am: "Big Balloon Breakfast" - Airport Hangar ($10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 kids)
5:00 am - 12:00 pm: Food Vendors, Craft Fair hosted by ZONTA with 30+ Vendors, & Kids' Activities (Bounce Houses, Rock Climbing Wall, Aircraft Static Display)
6:30 am: "Walter's Mass Ascension" - Simultaneous Flight of up to 100 Balloons + 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: Musical Performances
5:00 pm: Launch of 20+ Balloons

 

The Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls and 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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