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Wellsville Balloon Rally 2024

Witness 35 hot air balloons gracefully float above the fields of Allegany County

Dates: July 19-21, 2024

The annual Great Wellsville Balloon Rally draws crowds to the village of Wellsville in Allegany County, New York State. An array of family-friendly festivities takes place in Island Park throughout the third full weekend in July. About 35 vivid hot air balloons, operated by the best pilots in local communities, launch from different locations in and around the site. Take a vantage point on the side of the Genesee River to take in the spectacle and capture a fascinating shot of balloons mirrored in the water.

Balloon Rally Parade (July 13, 2024)

You might also want to see a Wellsville Balloon Rally parade traditionally scheduled for the Saturday a week before the launches. The marching groups make their way across Main Street in Wellsville. The parade is followed by a popular Main Street Festival in downtown Wellsville with plenty of entertainment..

The public will be offered fascinating balloon rides available for purchase at rally headquarter. Balloon launches take place at 6 am and 6 pm throughout the rally, and private rides are possible during both morning and evening flights. In addition to balloons, attendees can enjoy a marketplace with food and merchandise vendors, including the Official Great Wellsville Balloon Rally store. Kids' entertainment includes bounce houses and a games trailer.

Wellsville Balloon Rally has been a favorite family tradition since 1975. The hot air balloon festival is now recognized as the biggest event in the county.

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