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Festival DatesFestival NameLocationCountry
January 11 - January 13, 20133rd Annual Monument Valley Balloon EventMonument Valley, UT, AZUnited States
September 19 - September 20, 2013Adirondack Balloon FestivalGlens Falls, NYUnited States
May 25 - May 26, 2013Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon ClassicDecatur, ALUnited States
October 06 - October 14, 2012Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque, NMUnited States
August 15 - August 18, 2013All Ohio Balloon FestMarysville, OHUnited States
June 22 - June 24, 2012Allstate Festival of Balloons in TigardTigard, ORUnited States
October 26 - October 28, 2012Amarillo Invitational Balloon Rally Pirates of the CanyonAmarillo, TXUnited States
July 03 - July 04, 2012America's Freedom FestivalProvo, UTUnited States
July 12 - July 13, 2013Angola Balloons AloftAngola, INUnited States
October 26 - October 27, 2012Anna Glow FestAnna, TXUnited States
December 25 - December 25, 2012Annual Christmas Day Balloon Rally & PicnicTracy, CAUnited States
April 08 - April 08, 2012Annual Easter Balloon Rally & Hangar PartyTracy, CAUnited States
July 04 - July 04, 2012Annual Independence Day Balloon RallyTracy, CAUnited States
January 01 - January 01, 2013Annual Poorly Attended New Years Day RallyTracy, CAUnited States
July 03 - July 05, 2012Annual Rotary BB&T Fourth of July Balloon RallyLexington, VAUnited States
August 31 - September 02, 2012Antelope Island Balloon StampedeLayton, UTUnited States
December 07 - December 09, 2012Arizona Balloon ClassicGilbert, AZUnited States
September 07 - September 09, 2012Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State ChampionshipHarrison, ARUnited States
November 02 - November 04, 2012Arkansas Valley Balloon FestivalRocky Ford, COUnited States
June 02 - June 09, 2012Art City DaysSpringville, UTUnited States
May 31 - June 02, 2013Art de l'envolAnnonayFrance
June 28 - July 01, 2012Ashland BalloonfestAshland, OHUnited States
September 07 - September 09, 2012Atlantic Inernational Balloon FiestaSussex, NBCanada
July 28 - July 29, 2012AVS Balloonmeeting Stad EekloEekloBelgium
August 31 - September 02, 2012Ballon Fiesta MeerstadMeerstad (near Groningen)Netherlands
April 27 - April 28, 2013BallonhappeningWaregemBelgium
April 28 - April 29, 2012Ballonhappening WaregemWaregemBelgium
August 04 - August 04, 2013Ballonmeeting St.-TruidenSint TruidenBelgium
July 20 - August 22, 2012Balloon Classic InvitationalNorth Canton, OHUnited States
July 28 - August 04, 2012Balloon Festival of Warren County, NJPhillipsburg, NJUnited States
July 26 - July 29, 2012Balloon Fiesta SaxoniaLeipzigGermany
December 21 - December 21, 2012Balloon glow to honor Sandy Hook victimsAlbuquerque, NMUnited States
November 03 - November 04, 2012Balloons & BluegrassArtesia, NMUnited States
August 24 - August 25, 2012Balloons & TunesGrove City, OHUnited States
October 11 - October 14, 2013Balloons and BountyOneida, NYUnited States
November 02 - November 04, 2012Balloons Over AndersonAnderson, SCUnited States
July 20 - July 22, 2012Balloons over BendBend, ORUnited States
October 18 - October 20, 2013Balloons over BransonBranson, MOUnited States
October 25 - October 27, 2013Balloons Over KillBuckAnderson, INUnited States
October 26 - October 28, 2012Balloons Over KillBuckAnderson, INUnited States
July 19 - July 20, 2013Balloons over the MississippiFt. Madison, IAUnited States
April 03 - April 07, 2013Balloons over WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
March 28 - April 01, 2012Balloons over WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
June 28 - July 01, 2012Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon FestivalBattle Creek, MIUnited States
September 01 - September 03, 2012BIG BEND BALLOON BASHALPINE, TXUnited States
October 14 - October 16, 2011Blacksheep Squadron Benefit for Family Care FoundationAmarillo, TXUnited States
February 03 - February 05, 2012Bled Hot Air Balloon FestivalLjubljanaSlovenia
August 31 - September 03, 2012Blueberry BalloonfestPlymouth, INUnited States
August 09 - August 12, 2012Bristol International Balloon FiestaBristolUnited Kingdom
June 01 - June 03, 2012Cambridge Valley Balloon FestivalCambridge, NYUnited States
March 10 - March 18, 2012Canberra Festival Balloon SpectacularCanberraAustralia
October 19 - October 21, 2012Carolina BalloonFestStatesville, NCUnited States
July 27 - July 29, 2012Casper Balloon RoundupCasper, WYUnited States
September 13 - September 15, 2013Celina Balloon FestvalCelina, TXUnited States
August 17 - August 19, 2012Centralia Balloon FestCentralia, ILUnited States
March 16 - March 25, 2012Cherry Blossom Festival BalloonFestMacon, GAUnited States
June 14 - June 15, 2013Chester County Balloon FestivalCoatesville, PAUnited States
July 27 - July 28, 2012Citrus Classic Balloon FestivalSanta Paula, CAUnited States
September 15 - September 16, 2012ClovisFestClovis, CAUnited States
September 01 - September 02, 2012Color The Skies Hot Air Balloon FestivalRipon, CAUnited States
August 31 - September 02, 2013Colorado Balloon ClassicColorado Springs, COUnited States
November 16 - November 18, 2012Colorado River Crossing Balloon FestivalYuma, AZUnited States
September 08 - September 09, 2012Colorfest and Pagosa Balloon RallyPagosa Springs, COUnited States
October 05 - October 07, 2012Columbus Day FestivalColumbus, KSUnited States
June 08 - June 10, 2012Coshocton Hot Air Balloon FestivalCoshocton, OHUnited States
April 26 - April 28, 2013Crossroads Balloon RallyLamesa, TXUnited States
August 23 - August 26, 2012Crown of Maine Balloon FestPresque Isle, MEUnited States
June 22 - June 24, 2012Dazzling Daylilies 2012: Balloons & BloomsOwensboro, KYUnited States
January 05 - January 13, 2013Dolomiti Balloonfestival DobbiacoDobbiacoItaly
July 05 - July 07, 2013Dutchess County Balloon FestivalPoughkeepsie, NYUnited States
September 08 - September 09, 2012Elephant Butte Balloon RegattaElephant Butte, NMUnited States
July 19 - July 21, 2013Elkhart Co. 4-H Balloon ChaseGoshen, INUnited States
May 18 - May 20, 2012Erie Town Fair and Balloon FestivalErie, COUnited States
July 04 - July 08, 2012European Balloon FestivalIgualadaSpain
July 03 - July 06, 2013Eyes to the SkiesLisle, ILUnited States
August 01 - August 05, 2012Festivent Ville de LévisSt-Jean-Chrysostome, QCCanada
August 10 - August 12, 2012Flag City Balloonfest, Inc.Findlay, OHUnited States
April 04 - April 07, 2013Florida Wine & Balloon FestivalLakewood Ranch, FLUnited States
May 11 - May 13, 2012Ford Trucks Polo & Balloon FestivalWellington, FLUnited States
May 25 - May 28, 2012Freedom Weekend AloftSimpsonville, SCUnited States
February 11 - February 12, 2012Friends and Lovers RallyAlbuquerque, NMUnited States
July 13 - July 21, 2012FunFestKingsport, TNUnited States
September 20 - September 22, 2013Garden City Hot Air Balloon ClassicGarden City, KSUnited States
September 19 - September 21, 2013Gatesway International Balloon Festival & Oklahoma Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipClaremore, OKUnited States
January 06 - January 06, 2013Glendale Glitter & Glow Block PartyGlendale, AZUnited States
February 12 - February 12, 2012Gloria's Annual Valentine's Day Balloon RallyTracy, CAUnited States
June 09 - June 09, 2012Great American Balloon RaceDanville, KYUnited States
August 17 - August 19, 2012Great Falls Balloon FestivalLewiston, MEUnited States
August 17 - August 19, 2012Great Falls Balloon FestivalLewiston, MEUnited States
September 14 - September 16, 2012Great Forest Park Balloon RaceSt. Louis, MOUnited States
June 14 - June 16, 2013Great Galena Balloon RaceGalena, ILUnited States
May 24 - May 28, 2012Great Lakes Regionals and Michigan State Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipsFrankenmuth, MIUnited States
October 19 - October 21, 2012Great Mississippi River Balloon RaceNatchez, MSUnited States
August 29 - September 02, 2013Great Pershing Balloon DerbyBrookfield, MOUnited States
June 09 - June 09, 2012Great Plains Balloon RaceSioux Falls, SDUnited States
September 28 - September 30, 2012Great Prosser Balloon RallyProsser, WAUnited States
July 27 - July 29, 2012Great Texas Balloon RaceLongview, TXUnited States
July 20 - July 22, 2012Great Wellsville Balloon RallyWellsville, NYUnited States
July 14 - July 15, 2012Green River FestivalGreenfield, MAUnited States
June 14 - June 16, 2013Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon FestivalFoley, ALUnited States
August 03 - August 05, 2012Hamburger Festival Balloon RallySeymour, WIUnited States
November 09 - November 11, 2012Harmony JubileeFitzgerald, GAUnited States
January 18 - January 21, 2013Havasu Island Balloon Festival and FairLake Havasu City, AZUnited States
May 31 - June 02, 2012Helen to the Atlantic Balloon ClassicHelen, GAUnited States
July 19 - July 22, 2012Hillsborough Balloon FestivalHillsborough, NHUnited States
August 17 - August 25, 2012Holiday Balloon Fest US Nationals & International EventBattle Creek, MIUnited States
June 08 - June 16, 2012Hopkins County Dairy FestivalSulphur Springs, TXUnited States
September 06 - September 08, 2013Hot Air FestivalVan Wert, OHUnited States
August 13 - August 13, 2011Hudson Elks Lodge 959 Annual Balloon FestivalHudson, MAUnited States
February 03 - February 05, 2012Hudson Hot Air AffairHudson, WIUnited States
September 07 - September 09, 2012Huff n Puff Hot Air Balloon RallyTopeka, KSUnited States
March 23 - March 25, 2012Indonesia International Hot Air Balloon FestivalIndonesia
February 05 - February 15, 2013International Arctic Balloon Adventure Gällivare Swedish LaplandGellivareSweden
August 11 - August 19, 2012International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-RichelieuSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QCCanada
November 18 - November 21, 2011International Balloon Festival, Leon MexicoLeonMexico
September 09 - September 20, 2013INTERNATIONAL TURKEY BALLOON FIESTA - IZMIR & ISTANBUL 2013İZMİRTurkey
September 09 - September 20, 2012International Turkey Hot Air Balloon FiestaIzmirTurkey
July 19 - July 21, 2013Jackson Hot Air JubileeJackson, MIUnited States
June 08 - June 10, 2012Jamesville Balloon FestJamesville, NYUnited States
April 28 - April 28, 2012Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon RaceLouisville, KYUnited States
May 31 - June 01, 2013Kissimmee International Festival of FestivalsKissimmee, FLUnited States
May 26 - May 28, 2012KLAQ BalloonfestEl Paso, TXUnited States
June 06 - June 09, 2012Kosice 2010KosiceSlovakia
April 27 - April 29, 2012Lamesa Crossroads Balloon RallyLamesa, TXUnited States
April 26 - April 28, 2013Lamesa's Crossroads Balloon RallyLamesa, TXUnited States
September 20 - September 22, 2013Le Festival des Montgolfières à Duluth (Duluth Balloon Festival)Duluth, MNUnited States
September 21 - September 22, 2012Legends Balloon RallyHot Springs National Park, ARUnited States
May 24 - May 27, 2013Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon RallyCastile,, NYUnited States
April 05 - April 07, 2012Lift Off LevinNew Zealand
August 24 - August 26, 2012Lincoln Art & Balloon FestivalLincoln, ILUnited States
July 26 - August 04, 2013Lorraine Mondial Air BallonsChambleyFrance
September 26 - September 29, 2013Louisiana Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipGonzales, LAUnited States
September 09 - September 10, 2011Macomb Balloon RallyMacomb, ILUnited States
July 27 - July 29, 2012Magic City Hot Air Balloon RallyBillings, MTUnited States
September 23 - September 25, 2011Mancos Valley Mesa Verde Country Balloon and Art FestivalMancos, COUnited States
January 14 - January 15, 2012Mesilla Valley Balloon RallyLas Cruces, NMUnited States
January 26 - January 27, 2013Mesquite Balloon FestivalMesquite, NVUnited States
August 24 - August 25, 2012Metamora Country Days & Balloon FestivalMetamora, MIUnited States
June 22 - June 24, 2012Michigan Challenge BalloonfestHowell, MIUnited States
July 13 - July 15, 2012MidUSA Ohio ChallengeMiddletown, OHUnited States
September 15 - September 15, 2012Miners Day Hot Air Balloon FestFrederick, COUnited States
August 03 - August 04, 2012Moffat County Balloon FestivalCraig, COUnited States
January 06 - January 08, 2012Montgolfiades de Praz sur ArlyPraz sur ArlyFrance
July 27 - August 04, 2012National Balloon ClassicIndianola, IAUnited States
August 10 - August 11, 2012Nebraska Balloon & Wine FestivalOmaha, NEUnited States
April 05 - April 07, 2013New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky FestNew Smyrna Beach, FLUnited States
August 30 - September 03, 2012New York State Festival of BalloonsDansville, NYUnited States
August 17 - August 19, 2012Northampton Balloon FestivalNorthamptonUnited Kingdom
August 24 - August 26, 2012Northwest Art & Air FestivalAlbany, ORUnited States
August 16 - August 18, 2013Ogden Valley Balloon And Artist FestivalEden, UTUnited States
May 03 - May 05, 2013OldTimers Balloon RallyRoswell, NMUnited States
June 01 - June 03, 2012Patterson Apricot Fiesta and Balloon MeetPatterson, CAUnited States
August 05 - August 07, 2011Pennington Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipBaton Rouge, LAUnited States
February 09 - February 12, 2012Philippine International Hot Air Balloon FiestaAngeles CityPhilippines
October 26 - October 28, 2012Pirates of the CanyonAmarillo, TXUnited States
August 02 - August 04, 2013Pittsfield Rotary Balloon FestivalPittsfield, NHUnited States
August 24 - August 26, 2012Plainville Hot Air Balloon FestivalPlainville, CTUnited States
September 20 - September 22, 2013Plano Balloon FestivalPlano, TXUnited States
October 19 - October 20, 2012Poteau Balloon FestPoteau, OKUnited States
October 18 - October 19, 2013Poteau Balloon FestPoteau, OKUnited States
May 10 - May 12, 2012Preakness Celebration Balloon FestivalEllicott City, MDUnited States
June 16 - June 17, 2012Prescott Valley Balloon FestivalPrescott Valley, AZUnited States
March 15 - March 18, 2012Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon FiestaPutrajayaMalaysia
September 27 - September 29, 2013QC Balloon FestivalEast Moline, ILUnited States
June 14 - June 16, 2013Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music FestivalQuechee, VTUnited States
July 26 - July 28, 2013Quick Chek NJ Festival of BallooningWhitehouse Station, NJUnited States
September 08 - September 09, 2012Quincy Hot Air Balloon FestivalQuincy, WAUnited States
September 13 - September 16, 2012Ravenna Balloon A-FairRavenna, OHUnited States
September 28 - September 30, 2012RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff FestivalHouston, TXUnited States
December 02 - December 04, 2011Red Rock Balloon RallyGallup, NMUnited States
May 25 - May 27, 2012Ridgway Balloon Festival AKA Balloons~N~VarooomsRidgway, COUnited States
July 20 - July 22, 2012Riverton Rendezvous Balloon RallyRiverton, WYUnited States
September 21 - September 23, 2012Ruby Mountain Balloon FestivalSpring Creek, NVUnited States
November 02 - November 06, 2011Saga International Balloon FiestaSaga CityJapan
October 26 - October 27, 2012Salt River Fields Balloon SpooktacularScottsdale, AZUnited States
August 12 - August 13, 2011Sandy City Balloon FestivalSandy, UTUnited States
July 02 - July 04, 2011Santa Fe Trail Balloon RallyRaton, NMUnited States
September 21 - September 22, 2012SARCBel Air, MDUnited States
September 02 - September 03, 2011SARC Benefit Balloon Glow and FlightBel Air, MDUnited States
April 05 - April 07, 2012Seaside Balloon FestNew Smyrna Beach, FLUnited States
April 20 - April 21, 2013Seminole Casino Immokalee's 2nd Annual Balloons Over ParadiseImmokalee, FLUnited States
September 01 - September 03, 2012Sequim Balloon FestivalSequim, WAUnited States
June 29 - July 01, 2012Sevier County's Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival.Salina, UTUnited States
June 23 - June 24, 2012Smokin at the BallparkOld Orchard Beach, MEUnited States
February 01 - February 05, 2012Snowdown Balloon RallyDurango, COUnited States
September 14 - September 16, 2012Snowmass Balloon FestivalSnowmass Village, COUnited States
June 16 - June 17, 2012Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon ClassicWindsor, CAUnited States
July 20 - July 22, 2012South County Hot Air Balloon FestivalKingston, RIUnited States
August 03 - August 05, 2012Spiedie Fest and Balloon RallyBinghamton, NYUnited States
August 29 - September 02, 2012Spirit of Boise Balloon ClassicBoise, Idaho, IDUnited States
September 21 - September 23, 2012Spokane ValleyfestSpokane Valley, WAUnited States
June 07 - June 08, 2013Springville Balloon FestSpringville, UTUnited States
March 15 - March 24, 2013Sri Lankan Hot Air Balloon Festival 2013 -Sri Lanka
July 07 - July 08, 2012Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon RodeoSteamboat Springs, COUnited States
July 06 - July 08, 2012Stoweflake's Annual Balloon FestivalStowe, VTUnited States
September 06 - September 08, 2012SunKiss Balloon FestivalHudson Falls, NYUnited States
May 19 - May 19, 2012Sunrise Community Hot Air Balloon RaceTuscaloosa, ALUnited States
August 03 - August 05, 2012Sweetheart Balloon RallyLoveland, COUnited States
June 29 - September 02, 2012Taiwan Hot Air Balloon FestivalTaitungTaiwan
June 01 - June 02, 2013Taiwan Hot Air Balloon FiestaTaitungTaiwan
May 26 - May 27, 2012Take to the Skies AirfestMesquite, TXUnited States
October 26 - October 28, 2012Taos Mountain Balloon RallyTaos, NMUnited States
June 02 - June 03, 2012Telluride Balloon RallyTelluride, COUnited States
June 01 - June 03, 2012Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine FestivalTemecula, CAUnited States
July 02 - July 04, 2012Teton Valley Balloon RallyDriggs, IDUnited States
June 03 - June 05, 2011Thailand International Balloon FestivalPak ChongThailand
December 07 - December 08, 2013Thailand International Balloon FestivalChiang MaiThailand
July 27 - July 29, 2012The Great Balloon RaceGalesburg, ILUnited States
May 04 - May 05, 2013The Great Lake County Balloon AdventureLower Lake, CAUnited States
September 06 - September 09, 2012The Great Reno Balloon RaceReno, NVUnited States
June 21 - June 23, 2013The Great War Memorial Balloon RaceLittle Rock, ARUnited States
June 22 - June 24, 2012THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL BALLOON RACELITTLE ROCK, ARUnited States
September 13 - September 15, 2013The Sky's The Limit Balloon SpectacularGainesville, TXUnited States
June 02 - June 03, 2012Thunder on the LakeshoreManitowic, WIUnited States
October 05 - October 07, 2012Touchstone Energy Balloon FestShelbyville, ILUnited States
November 09 - November 10, 2012Tunica Balloon BashTunica, MSUnited States
June 15 - June 19, 2012Turkey Balloon FiestaIzmirTurkey
August 09 - August 11, 2013U.S. Bank Great Midwest Balloon FestOlathe, KSUnited States
December 01 - December 03, 2011UAE Balloon Championship, DubaiDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
September 13 - September 14, 2013UP, UP & AwayTupelo, MS
July 25 - July 29, 2012Valmiera Cup 2012ValmieraLatvia
June 09 - June 17, 2012Velikie Luki International Balloon MeetVelikie Luki, Pscov RegionRussia
February 07 - February 09, 2014Vernon Winter Carnival Hot Air Balloon FIesta and GlowVernon, BCCanada
May 11 - May 13, 2012Walla Walla Balloon StampedeWalla Walla, WAUnited States
July 28 - August 04, 2012Warren County Farmers Fair Balloon FestivalPhillipsburg, NJUnited States
July 20 - July 22, 2012Waterford Hot Air Balloon FestivalWaterford, WIUnited States
June 22 - June 24, 2012Waubeeka Balloon FestivalCopake, NYUnited States
July 12 - July 15, 2012Wausau Balloon Rally and GlowWausau, WIUnited States
August 04 - August 04, 2012Wellington BalloonfestWellington, OHUnited States
July 20 - July 22, 2012Wellsville Balloon RallyWellsville, NYUnited States
July 25 - July 28, 2013WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BALLOON QUESTNew Castle, PAUnited States
September 14 - September 15, 2012White Sands Balloon InvitationalAlamogordo, NMUnited States
August 03 - August 05, 2012Wild West Balloon FestCody, WYUnited States
April 27 - April 27, 2013Wild West FestYermo, CAUnited States
April 27 - April 28, 2013Winnemucca Balloons Hot Air Balloon FestivalWinnemucca, NVUnited States
March 01 - March 03, 2013Winthrop Balloon RoundupWinthrop, WAUnited States
December 25 - December 25, 2012Xmas BallooninflationVraseneBelgium


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