Balloon Festival Set for September 23-24, 2022
This Festival is presented by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven in conjunction with the New Haven Area Chamber of Commerce
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Balloon Glow-Friday, September 23
Balloon Race-Saturday, September 24
Presented by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven and featuring a spectacular Balloon Glow, Race and Festival. All events are free and open to the public.
The race is celebrating its 33rd anniversary this year. It draws more than 1,500 spectators who come from all over the area to watch over 20 balloon pilots compete in a race that is almost as exciting from the ground as it is in the air.
The Balloon Glow offers breathtaking views of inflated balloons lit by their burners.
Held at the City Park and is a walk through event only.
The race begins when the lead "hare" balloon takes off. Over 20 "hound" balloons take chase. The hound that drops its bean bag closest to the hare balloon is declared the winner.
Concessions available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the New Haven Chamber of Commerce.
Park drive will be closed for both events and you are encouraged to park on Lions Drive or in the New Haven School & Municipal Swimming Pool parking lots.