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Adirondack Balloon Festival 2021

Admire the foliage of the scenic Lake George area from a hot air balloon

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Every September, when fall colors reach their peak beauty, Adirondack Balloon Festival offers an opportunity to look at the picturesque mountains from above. Held at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury, the four-day event has over 40 years of history. Flying over the Adirondack Mountains and Lake George in a hot air balloon is a "bucket-list experience" for many amateur and professional balloonists.

The Adirondack Balloon Festival features lots of entertainment and family fun at Crandall Park in Glens Falls. Some social events, such as the Big Balloon Breakfast in the hangar, take place on Saturday and Sunday. At last, the City of Glens Falls Block Party takes place on Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls.

The main highlights of the festival's program are early morning lift-offs, evening hot air balloon launches, The Airport Moonglow, and the opening and closing ceremonies with live music. The festival is free for the public to attend.

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