This massive hot air balloon festival needs to be on your summer bucket list (PHOTOS)

Apr 10 2019, 3:29 pm

You don’t need to travel all the way to Turkey to attend an epic hot air balloon festival.

Every summer, Quebec hosts the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (FMG), over the Labour Day weekend.

Taking place August 29 through September 2 at parc de la Baie, the flagship festival features family-friendly attractions, including entertainment, breathtaking fireworks, an amusement park, a silent DJ, a classic and modified car show, morning yoga, and of course, countless hot air balloons filling the afternoon sky. 

But don’t worry if you plan on attending kid-free, there’s a VIP area where you can watch the hot air balloons lift off, snack on gourmet meals prepared by St-Estèphe, and enjoy cocktails from Le Cellier. A singer or DJ will also provide additional evening entertainment.

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Festival tickets go on sale April 25 at 9 am, and this year visitors can either pre-buy a five-day passport for $52 or a one-day wristband (price coming soon).

So be sure to plan a road trip Quebec this summer.

 

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SuperFMG 2019

When: August 29 to September 2
Time: Thursday and Friday, 4 pm to 11:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 6 am to 11:30 pm; Monday, 6 am to 6 pm
Where: parc de la Baie, Gatineau