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Adirondack Balloon Festival Information

September 22 - 25, 2022

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is scheduled for September 22 - 25, 2022 and takes place in the Lake George/Glens Falls/Queensbury region. See this year's schedule below!

hot air balloon festival
Photo credit: Alan Nudi

2022 Adirondack Balloon Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 22: Crandall Park in Glens Falls & Downtown Glens Falls

  • 4pm: Food vendors open
  • 4:30pm: Beatin the Odds performs
  • 5pm: Opening ceremonies
  • 5:30pm: Flight of 10+ balloons
  • 6pm to 9:30pm: Downtown Glens Falls block party including balloon baskets on display, a car show, and kids activities

Friday, September 23: Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury

  • 3pm: Gates open
  • 4:30pm to 6:30pm: The K&O Show performs
  • 5pm to 6:15pm: Flight of up to 50 balloons

Saturday, September 24: Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury

  • 4:30am: Gates open
  • 6am to 8pm: Food vendors, exhibitors, craft fair, and kids activities
  • 6:30am to 7:30am: Celebrating Joan - a tribute to one of the festival's co-founders, flight of up to 75 balloons
  • 2:30pm to 6:30pm: Music by Carolyn Shapiro and Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys
  • 5pm to 6:15pm: Flight of 50+ balloons 
  • 8pm: Lighting Up the Night Moonglow featuring up to 50 balloons (bring flashlights!)

Sunday, September 25: Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury & Crandall Park in Glens Falls

  • 4:30am: Gates open at the airport
  • 6am to 10am: Food vendors, exhibitors, craft fair, and kids activities
  • 6:30am to 7:30am: Walter & Joan's Mass Ascension - flight of up to 75 balloons
  • 10am: Airport closes
  • 3pm: Food vendors open at Crandall Park
  • 4pm: Across the Pond performs
  • 5pm to 6:15pm: Closing flight of 10+ balloons

The annual Hanger Breakfast supports the Open Door Mission and is $10 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under.

Please Note:

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is subject to weather conditions and flight times are approximate. Visit AdirondackBalloonFest.org for up-to-date information.

There are no dogs, drones, remote control aircraft, or smoking allowed at any festival events.

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