Adirondack Balloon Festival Schedule of Events

Adirondack Balloon Festival Schedule


September 20-23, 2012


40th Anniversary Celebration

• All balloon flights are weather permitting.
• Open to the public - FREE of charge
• Donations will be accepted for parkiing, Premiere • VIP parking is available for a fee.
• No Dogs!
Thursday, September 20th - Crandall Park - City of Glens Falls
  • 4:30-6:30pm: Music and Band Performance
  • 5:00pm: Opening Ceremonies –Acknowledgement of 40th Anniversary
  • 5:15pm: Launch of special shape “Birthday Cake” balloon followed by launch of 20 balloons
  • 6:00-9:30: City of Glens Falls Block Party featuring Walk-about balloon, balloon baskets on display, car show, kid’s activities and FIREWORKS!
Friday, September 21st - Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury
  • 3:00pm: Gates Open, Craft Fair and Food Vendors open for business
  • 5:00pm: Balloon Launch – 80+ balloons including special shapes
Friday, September 21st - Battlefield Park - Lake George Village
  • 8:00pm: Moonglow at the lake, followed by fireworks. Bring your flashlight!
Saturday, September 22nd  - Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury
  • 5:00am - 11:00am: "Big Balloon Breakfast" - Airport Hanger
  • 6:00am - 7:00pm: Food vendors open for business, Craft Fair with 30+ vendors, Kids activities, including bounce houses, rock climbing wall, aircraft static display
  • 6:30am: Flight of 100 Balloons, including more than 10 special shapes
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Performance by Jonathan Newell band
  • 5:00pm: Flight of 100 Balloons, including more than 10 special shapes
  • 8:00pm: "40 for 40" Moonglow, up to 40 baloons illuminate the night. Bring your flashlight!
Sunday, September 23rd -  Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury
  • 5:00am - 11:00am: "Big Balloon Breakfast" - Airport Hanger
  • 6:00am - 12:00pm: Food vendors open for business, Craft Fair with 30+ vendors, Kids activities, including bounce houses, rock climbing wall, aircraft display
  • 6:30am: "Walter's Mass Ascension" simulaneous Flight of 100 Balloons, including 10+ special shapes
  • 8:00am: Catholic Mass in the Entertainment tent
  • 9:00am: Protestant Sunday Service in the Entertainment tent
Sunday, September 23rd Crandall Park - Glens Falls
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm: DJ with Music
  • 5:00pm: Launch of 20+ Balloons
 Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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