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Adirondack Balloon Festival 2021

aerial view of balloons taking off
two balloons inflating
hot air balloon inflating
hot air balloon inflating
When: Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 until Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
See Below for Dates & Times
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Phone: 518-222-4593

Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 23 - 26, 2021.

There will be balloons of all shapes and sizes. Watch from the ground as they take off into the sky or go for a ride and see a view you won't soon forget!

The detailed 2021 Balloon Festival schedule hasn't been announced yet, but for an idea of what to expect, check out the 2019 schedule below.

2019 Balloon Festival Schedule

**Note: The schedule is up-to-date as of September 2019. All events are subject to change. Contact the event organizers directly to confirm.**

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Live Music by The Lustre Kings
  • 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 20, 2019

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, NY

  • 3:00 pm: Gates open, craft fair hosted by ZONTA, kids' activities, food vendors, & live music by Kevin McKrell & Orion Kribs
  • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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 - 7:00 pm: Food vendors, ZONTA craft fair, kids' activities
  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)
  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Music performances by Pluck & Rail and The High Peaks Bluegrass Band
  • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Flight of up to 100 balloons, including special shapes (weather permitting)
  • 8:00 pm: "Lighting Up The Night" Airport Moonglow featuring up to 30 balloons (weather permitting), bring your flashlights

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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 - 12:00 pm: Food vendors, ZONTA craft fair, kids' activities
  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am: "Walter's Mass Ascension" - simultaneous flight of dozens of 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)

Note: All Balloon Festival events are weather permitting and non-smoking.

No dogs, drones, or remote control aircrafts are allowed at any Balloon Festival events.


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