Best Hot Air Balloon Festivals in the World

By:- Sahil Luthra

New Mexico: Oct. 1-9

New Mexico: Oct. 1-9

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has come a long way since the launch of just 13 balloons in 1972. Now the largest balloon festival in the world

New Jersey: July 29-31

New Jersey: July 29-31

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon festival in North America, with up to 100 balloons taking flight during the last weekend of July

North Carolina: Oct. 14-16

North Carolina: Oct. 14-16

the Carolina BalloonFest is one of the longest-running hot air balloon events in the U.S. and a big source of pride for the community of Statesville, located about 40 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina

New York: Sept. 2-5

New York: Sept. 2-5

Join an anticipated 30,000 attendees over Labor Day weekend at the New York State Festival of Balloons, which is situated about 75 miles east of Buffalo and has been in operation for more than 40 years.

Colorado: Sept. 3-5

Colorado: Sept. 3-5

There's no shortage of activities both on the ground and in the air at the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off. About 70 balloons soar over Colorado Springs during the festival

California: Nov. 18-20

California: Nov. 18-20

Located just 7 miles from Palm Springs, Cathedral City is home to the Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival & Food Truck Fiesta, presented by Agua Caliente Casinos

Nevada: Sept. 9-11

Nevada: Sept. 9-11

Festival-seekers looking to save money should plan a trip to see The Great Reno Balloon Race, which claims the title of the largest free hot air ballooning event.

Canada: Aug. 13-21

Canada: Aug. 13-21

The nine-day International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the largest gathering of balloons in Canada.

England: Aug. 11-14

England: Aug. 11-14

Every August, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta welcomes more than 100 hot air balloons from around the globe to Bristol, an English city about 120 miles west of London.

Switzerland: Jan. 21-29, 2023

Switzerland: Jan. 21-29, 2023

important role in ballooning history: In 1999, this beautiful Alps municipality was the launch site of the first hot air balloon tour around the world

Spain: July 7-10

Spain: July 7-10

As the largest balloon festival in Spain, this Igualada celebration expects more than 25,000 guests and 50 balloons in July 2022.

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