The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Starts This Weekend

The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is going strong this year and is offering a festive and rallying lineup, showcasing musical styles for all tastes and ages. The 34th edition of the Festival, which will take place from August 12th to 20th, offers a variety of shows and activities that will delight the crowds!

«For the last two years with the Festival, I was thrilled to see the passion of the people who work there, but also of its festivalgoers. Each year, I can’t wait to go back to try the new activities that the Festival has to offer, dance in front of the main stage, and watch the wonderful hot air balloons flights! » Anouk Meunier, spokesperson.

HOT AIR BALLOONS – The Festival welcomes again this year close to 100 hot air balloons from all over the world, including eight special forms. Morning and evening flights guarantee views that continue to wow. Each take-off gives an aerial ballet spectacle in the Haut-Richelieu sky. You won’t want to miss the Night Glows, on August 13, 15, 18 and 19, these magnificent illuminations of balloons (held to the ground) that resemble big fireflies.

LOTS AND LOTS OF ACTIVITIES – The Festival remains faithful to its reputation by being the most family-friendly festival in Quebec, thanks to its many entertainment areas. Take the opportunity to spend quality time with your family! While the little ones spend their energy in activities like the inflatables of Planète Ballon, parents can relax and unwind in the rest areas. Everyone will be able to learn more about hot air balloons at Piko’s Flight School, presented by Le Journal de Montréal. In case of cravings or for the foodie in you, festivalgoers will not be disappointed: the Food Truck Zone, the Budweiser Terrace and SAQ Bistro are among the many options available for a drink or a snack. And don’t forget the SHOWS! Known for many shows, this festival will have something for everyone!

To enjoy the nine days of festivities and live the entire experience, get one of our Integrated Passports, available only for a limited time, that gives an everyday access to the site, the rides, and parking.

You can also get a hold of our 9 days regular and youth passports, our family packages, as well as our daily tickets. To view the full offer of tickets and passports, visit the now!!

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