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Strathaven Balloon Festival 2023

Enjoy a free weekend of fun at Scotland's only festival of ballooning

Strathaven Balloon Festival
Strathaven Balloon Festival
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The Strathaven Balloon Festival is held in August in the Award-winning Strathaven Park, some 25 mi (40 km) southeast of Glasgow. A weekend of free festivities for all the family draws around 30,000 visitors annually. The event is known as the only hot air balloon festival in Scotland. What's more, this celebration is among the UK's top three ballooning events, attracting pilots from all over Europe.

The program of the Strathaven Balloon Festival has all sorts of entertainment, with a focus on ballooning. Hot air balloon launches, scheduled for 6 am and 6 pm, are weather-permitting. In addition, a spectacular evening balloon glow takes place at 9 pm on Saturday. Plus, you can enjoy other amusements, including music, dancers, a fun fair, and food stalls. Programmes are £5 and are available to buy from the event's official website (see External Resources below).

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