12 Best Places to See Stunning Hot Air Balloon Festivals in the U.S.
There’s nothing more magical than seeing hundreds of hot air balloons gracefully floating through the air. Hot air balloon festivals are the perfect place to learn more about these whimsical vehicles, meet their pilots, and take a ride.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with hundreds of hot air balloons at the Teton Valley Balloon Rally in Idaho. You can camp next to the festival with the majestic Teton Mountains as a backdrop for the duration of the festival.
This nine-day festival is the longest running balloon festival in the Midwest. While you can enjoy traditional balloon festival events such as dawn launches and pilot races, the National Balloon Classic also has night glow events where you can see the balloons illuminated against the night sky.
Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival – Union Vale, NY
This Labor Day festival in upstate New York is all about air-based activities. With the unpredictable New York weather, festival organizers make sure there are plenty of activities that aren’t weather dependent.