International Balloon Festival (Festival de montgolfières du Haut-Richelieu)

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Country and Region CanadaQuebec
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Festival Contact Information

International Balloon Festival
5, chemin de l’Aéroport
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec
J3B 7B5
Phone: +01 450 346-6000
Fax: 450 346-6148

Festival Description

The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the biggest gathering of balloons in Canada, is a major event for all the family that started back in 1984. With an average of 400,000 visitors per year, the event’s popularity has risen steadily throughout the years and employs a strategy based on three essential elements: the enchantment of Laurentian Bank hot air balloon flights and Laurentian Bank night glows, live music performances, free animation for the whole family, and major shows nightly. There are 115 hot air balloons, including many special shapes, major shows, and a huge site that hosts an incredible variety of animation activities.

Festival Dates August 10 - 18, 2013
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