There's a massive hot air balloon festival outside of Montreal this month

Aug 2 2017, 4:24 pm

Imagine spending a beautiful August afternoon gazing at hot air balloons.

That’s exactly what you can do if you take a trip down to the International Balloon Festival in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu.

Located only a 40-minute drive from Montreal, this festival features over 60 colourful balloons that will take flight over the course of the nine-day event.

But it’s not just about balloons. The festival features live music and entertainment. The performance lineup includes shows by Wyclef Jean, Caroline Savoie, Dubmatique, and several other artists. Food trucks, a beer garden, amusement rides, and family fun stations will also be on site all week long.

If you’re up to it, you can even take a flight in one of the balloons. Rides are available in the morning or evening but be sure to reserve your spot ASAP.

We also recommend you stay for the festival’s Night Glows. Watch the night sky light up with the beautiful balloons.

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Be sure to clear your calendars and get your tickets for this summer festival!

International Balloon Festival 

When: August 12 to 20
Where: 5 Chemin de l’Aéroport

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