Dutchess County Balloon Festival

Date/Time

Jul 4, 2014 to Jul 6, 2014
06:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

What it is: Between 15 and 20 hot air balloons dot the sky during this three-day festival. The balloons lift off twice a day — at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. — from various locations throughout Dutchess County (check Web site for complete list of sites); the most popular is the morning launch from the Hudson River Boathouse (July 5-6), which has previously drawn a crowd of 2,000 people.

What’s new: Launch locations include fun diversions, such as games for kids, barbecues, raffles, live music, and face painting. The Moon Glow launch at the Vassar Alumnae House (July 5) allows onlookers to see the balloons at sunset.

Be sure to: Get a spot at the guardrail on the Walkway Over the Hudson, which opens early to accommodate the morning launches. It’s a primo place to view the balloons as they float above the river.

Cost

$0 (FREE)

Location

Dutchess County
NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Health Quest, Zott Construction & MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center

Phone

845-454-1700

Contact name

Loren Hoffman

Contact email

lhoffman@dcrcoc.org

County:

Dutchess

Neighborhood:

Poughkeepsie

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