Summer is here and it will soon bring the 2018 Hot Air Balloon Festival in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, located approximately 40 minutes from downtown Montreal.
The event lasts from August 11 to 19, 2018 and its loaded with fun activities for the whole family, including live entertainment, with names like Philippe Bond, Hubert Lenoir, Les Trois Accords, and more!
Take a look at this video of the 2017 Hot Air Balloon Festival for a sneak peek…
Activities like the Pop Challenge make the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival so much fun. Here, you’ll be running an obstacle course for almost 2 km, with giant inflatable obstacles to make it colorful and more exciting.
The team also records your race so you can share it with friends. The race is open to all participants from 8 years and up (must be 4’2″ or 127 cm tall).
After the race, perhaps, you can make your way to the Budweiser Terrace to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing Bud.
You can also take part in dance demonstrations every evening from the 13th of August to the end of the event. You’ll get some tips on learning the moves of some of the most popular dances of our time, like Zumba, Salsa, Merengue, Country, Drums Alive, and more!
The Tim Hortons Discovery Stage is the place to get coffee, ice caps, and their famous Timbits. But, there’s more! This is the stage that showcases music shows daily over the 9-day festival with a wide range of talented artists to entertain young and mature audiences.
The Loto-Quebec Stage is where you’ll get the great live music every evening, but also the comedy shows that feature local and international talent.
Of course, what’s a Hot Air Balloon Festival without the hot air balloons! There’s a host of incredibly beautiful, unique, and fun balloons that will be flying from around Canada, the United States, Brazil, and France.
There are over 100 Hot Air Balloons to thrill you, and you can even reserve a flight!
Where: 5 Chemin de l’Aéroport, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 7B5
When: Aug. 11 – Aug. 19, 2018 / Monday – Friday from 2:30 / Saturday and Sunday from Noon
Tickets: Various passes available. Details are on the website.
2018 Hot Air Balloon Festival in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu Map