February2014

Council backs return of Canadian balloon festival

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on February 27, 2014

The town council of High River, Alberta, has agreed to support the return of its 2013 hot air balloon event with $5,000 in funding following a recent vote.

A co-organiser of the 2013 festival and main supporter of (more…)

Four balloon festivals to watch out for in 2014

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on

There are a large number of balloon festivals that take place across the world over the course of the year. Whether you are a balloon enthusiast or someone who loves being (more…)

Propane conservation at the heart of Wisconsin balloon event

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on February 21, 2014

The US state of Wisconsin recently held the 25th Annual Hudson Hot Air Affair, and this year the event sought to increase awareness of the local propane crisis while (more…)

Adventure-seekers attempt high-altitude tightrope walk

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on February 14, 2014

Three daredevils from France have attempted to walk a tightrope strung between two hot air balloons – with a parachute serving as their only lifeline.

Sebastian Montaz-Rosset, together with (more…)

How to prepare for a hot air balloon ride

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Susan on February 13, 2014

Being given the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon really can be a once in a lifetime for many people. It can provide a fabulous, floating vision of sublime beauty as you glide up into the sky and absorb the (more…)

Balloons to return to Byrnes Park festival

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on February 6, 2014

The My Waterloo Days festival, held at the Byrnes Park in Waterloo, Iowa will see its original hot air balloons returning once more this June. Those in charge of the community celebration have revealed their ‘Fun is in the Air’ theme (more…)

Five great British vistas to see from a balloon

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on February 2, 2014

There are many areas of the UK that are rich in natural beauty or stunning historic architecture and it can be even more amazing seeing them from the basket of a hot air balloon. Here are five of the best locations in which to take a hot air balloon trip. (more…)