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Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival 2023

One of the largest ballooning events in the Northeast

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place on the fourth weekend of August at Norton Park in Plainville, Connecticut. The popular event that gathers thousands of ballooning enthusiasts is organized by the local fire company. Its main attractions are an evening balloon glow, fireworks, live music, a car show, arts and crafts fair, food trucks, and balloon rides. The festival is free for the public to attend.

The program of the three-day Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival starts on Friday evening with the amazing balloon glow. On Saturday morning, there is a balloon lift-off at about 6 am and the program runs until 10 pm. Sunday is another day packed with fun activities from morning until night.

Visitors can find parking spots at the local high school or Robertson Airport. For the latest updates, please check with the official website (see External Resources below).

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