The Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival returns to High River for the 5th year in a row. Featuring 27 balloons from around the world, including three special shapes, a special guest pilot and 10 pilots competing in the Canadian National Championship, there will be lots to see in the skies over High River!
The highlight of this event is the Night Glow, scheduled for Friday, September 29 at 8 pm. Guests have the opportunity to watch the balloons “glow” in the dark, see the balloons up close and meet the pilots. There will be music, 15 food trucks and a walk through balloon. (In the event of a weather cancelation, the glow will be held Saturday, September 30).
What is Night Glow?
The balloons are set up at sunset in the launch area, inflated and lit up. The sight of the balloons glow like huge light bulbs gives a spectacular display for the audience.
Free event. – No tickets required.
Passenger Balloon Rides: $250 per passenger. – Buy Online
WHEN & WHERE
Date: September 27 – October 1, 2017. – 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 29 | 08:00 PM with Saturday, September 30 as the alternate date (if Friday glow is cancelled due to weather being inclement)
1104 11 Ave SE, High River, AB T1V
Night Glow: Spitzee Elementary School
409 Macleod Trail SW, High River