The Adirondack Balloon Festival began in 1972 by “the Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival” (Maury Thompson), Walter Grishkot with assistance from volunteers and continues the same with community support to this day as a not-for-profit organization.
Hot air balloonists from across the United States as well as internationally based pilots attend for the awe-inspiring views of the Southern Adirondacks.
The Festival takes place at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport located at 443 Queensbury Avenue in Queensbury.
Featuring a wide-array of hot air balloons including special shapes. 2017 brings Owlbert Eyenstein, Scorch the Dragon and the United States flag . Come out and see these special shape hot air balloons and all the others in an array of colors and decorations take to the sky.
There is lots of family fun, activities and entertainment throughout the days of the Festival.