Adirondack Balloon Festival, September 20-23, 2018

August 27th, 2018 - Filed under Day Trips Near Lake George, Fun in Lake George

Every September, a magical event can be seen among the clouds in blue skies over the Adirondacks. Direct your gaze upwards or make your way to the field at Warren County Airport to witness scores of colorful hot air balloons traversing the sky in a picturesque scene that only happens in this region once a year for the 46th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival 2018

This festival is a real gem among so many other great events slated to happen in the Lake George region this fall. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is completely free to attend but to ride in the basket of one of these balloons, be prepared to pay a per person fee. Expect a balloon launch on each day where hundreds of balloons of both traditional and nontraditional shapes take to the sky, filling the heavens with a plethora of shapes and colors. Also be sure to catch the evening launches where all of the balloons will literally glow in the night sky. The Adirondack Balloon Festival will also feature local vendors, musical performances, special opening and closing ceremonies, and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. Remember to wear layers and consider leaving your dogs at home – some dogs may feel overwhelmed or startled by the propane gas engines that whir and make loud noises upon starting the balloons.

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