Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival

September 25, 2019

September 29, 2019


1104 11 Ave SE, High River


Events Description

The Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival returns to High River for the 6th year in a row. Featuring balloons from around the world, there will be lots to see in the skies over High River!

The highlight of this event is the Night Glow, scheduled for Friday. Guests have the opportunity to watch the balloons “glow” in the dark, see the balloons up close and meet the pilots. On site there will be a walk-in balloon – you can actually walk inside and see how a hot air balloon inflates. Come early and visit one of our many Food Vendors and enjoy this free event. The balloons will glow for a maximum of one hour from 8pm.

What is Night Glow?

Balloons inflate and light themselves from within using their burners. The sight of hot air balloons lit up like giant light bulbs is amazing. Pilots will coordinate ‘all burns’ where they fire up their burners illuminating their balloons all at once and also perform ‘count downs’ which are very crowd participatory events.


Free event. – No tickets required.

Passenger Balloon Rides: $275.00 per person ($25.00 is non-refundable) – Buy Online


Date: September 25-29, 2019. – Schedule

All flights are weather dependent.

Balloons fly Wednesday evening, Thursday to Saturday morning & evening, Sunday morning (weather permitting).

Passenger Balloon Rides: Flights will run (weather permitting) Thursday AM and PM, Friday AM, Saturday AM and PM and Sunday AM.
AM flights meet at 7 am and PM flights meet at 4:30 pm at the Heritage Inn Hotel.

Night Glow: Friday, September 27 | 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM. Night glow ~ 07:00 PM

Saturday, September 28 as the alternate date (if Friday glow is cancelled due to weather being inclement)


1104 11 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V

Night Glow: Adams/Mercer Land located at the West end of MacLeod Trail in High River

Parking will be available near the COOP for a fee of $20 and includes a shuttle ride (4 pm to 9 pm on Friday) to the glow site-Limited quantity available.


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    Quick question about the date for night glow. September 22, 2016 is on a Thursday but in the where and when description it says Friday night. Just want to verify so we come down on the right day is all. Thanks

    June 19, 2016 at 10:23 PM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)

      Hi, We will contact the organisers and get back to you.

      June 19, 2016 at 10:31 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        On September 23rd.

        June 19, 2016 at 10:40 PM
  2. Ken W ardley

    I am trying to contact someone with information what phone # can I use

    September 20, 2016 at 2:38 PM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)
      September 20, 2016 at 2:56 PM

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