Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2018

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.

For the full programme click here 

Come along:

  • Saturday 31st March is the Splash 'n' Dash at Henley Lake in Masterton when balloonists attempts to dip their baskets in the lake.
  • The Trust House Night Glow will now be held on SUNDAY due to possible high winds.  It's held at Solway Showgrounds in Masterton from 4pm. There's plenty of entertainment and food stalls. Get you ticket online or  from the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE before 12 noon Sunday -  there are limited gate sales. 
  • Sunday 1st  Te Kairanga's Meander over Martinborough 7.00am from Martinborough Square - don't miss the market at TK too. 
  • Easter Monday Property Broker's Farewell Flight Queen Elizabeth Park Masterton 7.00am 

For all the detail on this terrific Wairarapa event check out the Festival website.

It's going to be a great Easter - make sure you get your accommodation here now! 

See what else you can enjoy at Easter here.   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.

Masterton 5810
New Zealand