• Official Website of the Northampton Balloon Festival

Billing Aquadrome – Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2018

The 2018 Northampton Balloon Festival will be the 29th 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.

Family fun across the weekend including:

– Petting zoo

– Stunt show

– Live music

– Bouncy castles

– Trade stands



2018 Schedule

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Billing’s Big Bonanza, Sponsored by FOX Waste Water Tanker Services – a weekend full of family fun featuring The Northampton Balloon Festival!

2017 : Sunday Morning Flight

20 / 08 / 2017 / 0 comments

After the bad weather of Friday and Saturday passed through, we managed to get around 30 balloons in the air this morning, all drifting down towards Santa Pod Raceway and Riseley, Bedfordshire.  We are hopeful of getting balloons in the air again this evening, with the final pilot briefing of the weekend taking place at 6pm. 

2017 : Day 3

20 / 08 / 2017 / 0 comments

It’s the final day of the Northampton Balloon Festival 2017, here’s what on the agenda for today.


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