The Wairarapa Balloon Festival is held each year. The 2018 Wairarapa Balloon Festival will be on 29 March -2 April which is Easter Weekend.
The stars of the show will be Iwi the Kiwi and all the way from the USA Bud E Beaver.
The festival features a week of balloon lift-offs and loads of family-fun and entertainment at various venues throughout the region. Highlights are:
- Mass Ascension from Carrington Park in Carterton on Friday 29 March
- The Tranzit Burner Parade on March 30th in the evening with balloon pilots performing a fiery display from their baskets on trailers as they travel along the main streets of Greytown and Carterton
- Saturday 31March is the Splash 'n' Dash at Henley Lake in Mssterton when balloonists attempts to dip their baskets in the lake.
- The Night Glow on Saturday 31st is awesome - it's held at Solway Showgrounds in Masterton. There's plenty of entertainment for families and food stalls too. Tickets to the Night Glow are limited - get yours online here or at the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE.
For all the detail on this terrific Wairarapa event check out the Festival website.
(If the weather is not good the Night Glow will be held on Easter Sunday). It's going to be a great Easter - make sure you get your accommodation here now!
A neat thing to combine with the Balloon Festival is the Wairarapa Art and Garden Trail which is on at Easter - check it out here.