The annual Balloon Fiesta is held in Koewei Park in Barneveld every August. During the festival, over 30 hot air balloons are launched into the skies. Many of them have unusual shapes, amazing the crowds every year. The main highlights of the popular hot air ballooning event are the impressive laser show and nighttime balloon glow.
The ballooning program of the four-day festival runs from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. After the balloons' launch at 6:30 pm, the spectacular evening entertainment program runs till 11 pm. Enjoy the magical sight of giant glowing balloons, accompanied by excellent music!
Ballonfiësta Barneveld is also an excellent occasion for a fun camping weekend at the camping grounds in the Veluwe. You can enjoy the breathtaking balloon show while relaxing near your tent.
The Balloon Fiesta Barneveld has been held since 1982. It was meant to commemorate a cavalry officer Jan van Schaffelaar, who jumped to his death to spare his besieged troops and ensure his men a free retreat. Balloon Fiesta Barneveld benefits various charities in the area.