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2019 Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 19 - 22, 2019

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of the highlights of fall in Upstate New York. A delight to visitors, passersby, and locals alike, the Adirondack Balloon Festival takes place the weekend of September 19 - 22, 2019 in Glens Falls and Queensbury, NY - bringing fun for all ages!

people at the balloon festival

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.

2019 Adirondack Balloon Festival

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What: Adirondack Balloon Festival
Where: Glens Falls, NY and Queensbury, NY
When: September 19 - 22, 2019
Cost: Admission is FREE

The opening ceremony is held Thursday, September 19 in Glens Falls' Crandall Park. Spectators can gather to watch balloons take off into the sky as the festival kicks off!

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.

2019 Balloon Festival Schedule:

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

people at the balloon festival

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)

The Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls and Queensbury is free to all. 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 control aircrafts are allowed at any Balloon Festival events. The Festival is a non-smoking event.

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