Over 100 hot air balloons will dangle in the sky in the South Shore this summer. It’s the return of the International 2019 Hot Air Balloon Festival in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, of course.
The International Balloon Festival happens from August 10 to August 18, 2019, with participants from Canada, the US, Brazil and France.
Watch the parading hot air balloons from Panoramic Field with background music from about 150 artists, like Serena Ryder, Sean Kingston, Coeur de Pirate, Akon and so many more!
Or, book your own balloon flight and touch the clouds. Whether you decide to keep your feet on the ground or soar in the sky, there are meet-and-greet sessions with the balloon pilots daily from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. Here’s your chance to learn everything about hot air balloons!
Bring the kids! They’ll have a blast with the various entertainment geared to children of all ages. With one of the biggest inflatable parks onsite, you can take a break while the kids bounce and climb.
Young kids will enjoy Piko’s Flight School. They’ll learn all about the interesting history of hot air balloons in a fun and creative way.
For older kids, there will be competitive games at The Shack.
Not enough? No problem. There’s also the Ride Zone, where kids of any age can ride carousels, a Ferris wheel, roller coaster and more!
When you get hungry, don’t worry, the Food Truck Zone offers everything for everyone, including sandwiches, pizza, and BBQ food.
St. Jean-sur-Richelieu is just 40 minutes from Montreal by car.
International 2019 Hot Air Balloon Festival
When: August 10 – August 18
Where: St. Jean-Sur-Richelieu
For tickets and more detailed information, click the link to their website.