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2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 23 - 26, 2021

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of the highlights of fall in Upstate New York, with visitors from around the region flocking to the Glens Falls/Queensbury/Lake George area for this thrilling event.

aerial view of balloon festival
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The 2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival

The 48th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival will take place Thursday, September 23 to Sunday, September 26. The festival theme this year is Celebrating Out Local Essential Workers. Here's what we can expect this year!

2021 Schedule

Thursday, September 23

Glen Street, Downtown Glens Falls

  • 6pm - 9:30pm: Block Party featuring Walk-About Balloon, balloon baskets on display, a car show, and kids activities

Friday, September 24

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport
443 Queensbury Avenue, Queensbury

  • 3pm: Gates open
  • 5pm to 6pm: Flight of up to 50 balloons, including special shapes (launch time approximate)

Saturday, September 25

Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport
443 Queensbury Avenue, Queensbury

  • 4:30am: Gates open
  • 6:30am - 7:30am: Flight of up to 40 balloons, including special shapes, gates close after morning launch (guests must exit)
  • 3pm: Gates reopen
  • 6:15pm: Static display of select balloons
  • 8:00pm: Light Up the Night - Moonglow featuring up to 50 balloons (bring your flashlights!)

Sunday, September 26

Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport
443 Queensbury Avenue, Queensbury

  • 4:30am: Gates open
  • 6:30am - 7:30am: Walter and Joan's Mass Ascension - Flight of up to 40 balloons and shapes 

Please Note

There will be no commercial rides, food vendors, craft fair, or exhibitors this year due to the pandemic.

Flight times are approximate and all activities are weather permitting.

Please no smoking, no dogs, and no drones/remote control aircrafts allowed.

Visit the event organizer's website at AdirondackBalloonFest.org for more info >>

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