The Balloons Are Back!

We are getting very excited for the launch of the 2021 Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival.  We're so happy to be the title sponsor for this unique event in High River, our hotel will be the official Balloon Festival Headquarters again this year!

The five-day festival running September 22 - 26th, 2021 features the Hot Air Balloon competition and the Balloon Night Glow. From Thursday, September 23rd to Sunday, September 26th, competition flights will take place twice daily at 7:30 am and 5:00 pm. There will be one flight on Sunday morning at 7:30 am. As festival headquarters, the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre will host flight briefings before each flight competition.

The Balloon Night Glow is not only beautiful it offers a unique opportunity to connect with pilots, learn about the competition, and watch the memorable Balloon Night Glow. Starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 24th the Balloon Night Glow will host balloons, as well as food trucks. Balloons will glow from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 

The Balloon Night Glow will be held at Adams/Mercer Land located at the West end of MacLeod Trail in High River this year. To drive the best route will be to go west on 12th Avenue to Highwood Trail. Turn right and follow Highwood Trail as far north as you can. Parking is in the residential area and it is the individual’s responsibility to find their own parking location. This is private property, so we still ask for no dogs to be present at glow night! We recommend watching Facebook or Twitter for updates regarding changes due to weather.  Also, come early to find parking!

For more information about the festival, competition or the Balloon Night Glow please visit the links provided below:

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