• Official Website of the Northampton Balloon Festival

Billing Aquadrome – Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August 2015

The 2015 Northampton Balloon Festival will be the 26th event and one that we hope will be a spectacular sight in the skies over Northamptonshire.

Whilst ballooning is a weather dependant activity the balloonists want to fly, so if the conditions allow, the balloons will be flying at both 6am and 6pm on each of the three days of the event.

At 9.00pm on Saturday evening, we will also be having a “Balloon Glow”. Come and watch the balloons turn into giant lanterns tethered to the ground, pulsating to the music – its magical!

Have a look around our website to see what’s going on and to keep up to date with all the activities.



2015 Dates Confirmed

28 / 08 / 2014 / 0 comments

Northampton Balloon Festival is pleased to announce that we will be back at Billing Aquadrome in 2015!

Dates for the 2015 event are 14-16th August.

We look forward to welcoming you next year.


25th Anniversary Complete!

20 / 08 / 2014 / 0 comments

So as another Northampton Balloon Festival closes, we can reflect on what was our 25th Anniversary!

We managed to get three out of six flights over the weekend, with Saturday evening and Sunday’s wind proving too strong for the balloons to fly safely.


Great start to NBF 2014

15 / 08 / 2014 / 0 comments

The sky was full of colour over Northamptonshire this morning as around 20 hot air balloons took to the air for the first launch of the 2014 Northampton Balloon Festival.

Starting at 6am, the balloons took off from Billing Aquadrome and drifted south towards Horton with many landing in and around Ravenstone.