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Canowindra Balloon Festival 2023

Rejoice in this amazing balloon show, the Cabonne Community Glow, and the night markets with local crafts & food


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The Canowindra Balloon Festival is an international balloon challenge organized by Canowindra Challenge Incorporated (CCI). Thanks to wide-open areas, rolling hills, and mild winds, Canowindra is called the “Balloon Capital of Australia.”

The balloon festival in Canowindra attracts over 5,000 visitors every year, featuring balloon launches early in the morning and a few hours before sunset. The event’s culmination is the Cabonne Community Glow, when the balloons light up synchronized to music. Also, you can enjoy the night markets with local crafts, food, and different nick-nacks. You don’t need to pay to watch the balloons; however, the Cabonne Community Glow is chargeable.

The Canowindra International Balloon Challenge is held annually in April, but the dates may shift. Thus, we recommend you check the official website in the External Resources section to stay informed. Also, we suggest you use the map below, offering the best places to live nearby.

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