• Official Website of the Northampton Balloon Festival

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

The 2018 Northampton Balloon Festival was the 29th event and one that was a spectacular sight in the skies over Northamptonshire. Details of the 30th anniversary event will be announced soon. 


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



Day 1: No flying this morning

16 / 08 / 2013 / 0 comments

Unfortunately due to this mornings weather conditions there will be no flying.

The next briefing will take place at 6PM this evening.

2013 : It’s nearly time!

14 / 08 / 2013 / 0 comments

It’s nearly that time of year again. Balloon teams from all round the UK are packing and loading their balloons in preparation for one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the UK this Summer.

The first Balloon Flight for the 2013 event is scheduled to take place this Friday 16th August at 6AM (weather permitting)

Remember, you can keep up to date with all the latest news and flight information by liking our Facebook page and following our Twitter page.


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