Gatineau Hot Air
The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place every year during the long weekend in September. The event will be held from August 28th to September 1st, 2014 (5 days this year).
The Festival features balloons in different shapes, colours and sizes from different
countries. Some countries that have been represented in the past include Australia,
Germany and the United States. It is spectacular to see the styles of balloons. You will
see balloons of animals, automobiles, people and anything else you can imagine.
The balloon lift-offs will be between 6 and 7pm from Thursday to Monday and between 6:30 and 7:30am on Saturday to Monday. Keep in mind that these times are approximate and depend on the weather.
The Festival offers other activities apart from watching balloons:
- petting zoo
- other concerts (for different age groups at different stages)
- face painting
- amusement rides
- artisan and craft tent
- Classic Car Exhibition
- and more!
The opening hours for the 2014 festival are as follows (please double check their website as this could change without notice):
- Thursday August 28: from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Friday August 29: from 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Saturday August 30: from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Sunday August 31: from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Monday September 1: from 6:00 am to 9 p.m.
There are various prices and packages available so the admission prices can be found on the festival's official website. The link to the website is at the bottom of this page.
Would you like to take a balloon ride? If you have never been in a hot air balloon before
then you are in for a real treat. The view from up high is quite amazing! If you are
interested in taking a ride then make sure to book in advance. You can find the form on
the website for the Festival.
If you want the most up to date information then you will
want to check out the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival official website.
Enjoy your time at the festival!
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