• Official Website of the Northampton Balloon Festival

Billing Aquadrome – Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August 2017

The 2017 Northampton Balloon Festival will be the 28th 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.




Day 3 : No Flying this Morning

18 / 08 / 2013 / 0 comments

Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, we weren’t able to launch any balloons this morning.

The final pilot briefing will take place at 6PM this evening where we are optimistic that a launch will take place.

Maiden Flight from Billing Aquadrome

17 / 08 / 2013 / 0 comments

Friday evening saw a very special flight for one of the event Directors Barry Newman.

Barry has just taken delivery of his brand new Hot Air Balloon, a replica of his previous balloon ‘Spot’. Barry flew his Grandson Morgan and fellow Balloon Pilot Martin Lovell for its maiden flight.

Barry & Martin had a great flight, landing just the other side of Bozeat alongside many other Balloons that had flown on Friday evening. The Balloon is very special as it carries the website address of The Northampton Balloon Festival.