Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Event Start Date:
March 11, 2017
Event End Date:
March 19, 2017
Event Venue:
Old Parliament House Canberra ACT Australia


Held over nine days in March, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular sees dozens of beautiful hot air balloons fill the sky each morning.

Listed as among the top four ballooning events in the world, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular delivers exactly what the title says – a cacophony of colour, roaring burners and scenes of serene magic as dozens of balloons glide on the breeze. And for spectators, the launch site transforms into a place for breakfast and live entertainment.

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world. Held over nine days, pilots begin laying out and inflating their balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House from 6.15am each day before ascending into the sky and creating an exhilarating back drop to our national attractions.

The 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular will also include some special shape balloons from across the globe adding a sense of novelty to the stunning setting each day. Patrons will be treated to an experience of the senses with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. The atmosphere of the balloons is complemented by delicious hot breakfast available for purchase provided by the Belconnen Lions Club.

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