The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a stunning showcase of colorful hot-air balloons that take to the sky once a year in Glens Falls and Queensbury, NY, in September. It’s a great family event, so wrap up warm, bring some snacks and enjoy the view.
Adirondack Balloon Festival Location and Dates
Adirondack Balloon Festival is held in simultaneously in two locations — at Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury, NY, on September 21-24, 2017. You can witness the display from both locations.
Adirondack Balloon Festival Activities
Every year one hundred of colorful hot air balloons are sent into the sky, creating a stunning display. The hot air balloons take off in the morning and the evening. The event is family-friendly, featuring fun-for-all activities, food vendors, arts and craft classes and kid’s entertainment.
Adirondack Balloon Festival Tickets
The festival is free for all.
If you’re looking for a more special experience you can purchase VIP ticket passes, which offer access to the sites’ best views. VIP passes are released late in the summer.
Getting To and From Adirondack Balloon Festival
Air – The nearest airport is Albany International Airport. From there, it’s a one hour drive to the festival site.
Taxi or Car – A car or a taxi are essential to get to the location of the festival site. Parking is plentiful and free.
Where to Stay for the Adirondack Balloon Festival
There is no onsite camping, but you can find a great place to stay nearby, whether you’re looking for a hotel, campsite or private home. For example, a beautiful two-bedroom apartment starts at $190 a night. And a room at the very traditional Oakcliff B&B, which is set in a historic building, can be had from $159.