Adirondack Balloon Festival 2017

Adirondack Balloon Festival - Balloon Launch

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is September 21 - 24, 2017! Come witness the wonder as hot air balloons of all colors, shapes and sizes set launch all at once at several events throughout the weekend.

An awe-inspiring event for children and adults alike, the Adirondack Balloon Festival is fun and FREE to attend.

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)

Please Note:

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 controlled aircrafts are allowed at the Adirondack Balloon Festival. In addition, the Festival is a non-smoking event.

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