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Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival

Where Fun Takes Flight

September 21 - 25, 2022

Countdown with us to the Festival Opening Ceremonies!

We're Looking For Your Photos

>> 2013 - 2021 <<

Can you help out? We're on the search for photos from Festivals past to post on our page throughout the summer and right into September. As many as you want to send we'll take:
** by sending in your photos you agree they can be used by the High River Balloon Events Committee in association with the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival.

Next Flight: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 PM @ 5:30pm

While we're busy planning for this year's Festival, check out the flight schedule for information about launches and launch site map along with spectator information.

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Chasing * Reminder *

Reminder when following balloons in flight, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES enter a landowner's driveway or field. You must stay on public roads. Remain at a safe distance behind chase vehicles and give them the right-of-way. Crews need to get to their pilots and balloons as safely and swiftly as possible.

The Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival has grown into a highly anticipated fall event for High River and communities extending between Calgary and Southern Alberta.

While every year holds quirks and challenges to be addressed, 2020 and 2021 presented us with a new suite of circumstances to consider. As we continue to plan for the 2022 Balloon Festival, we do so knowing there may be uncertain times ahead on the road back to hosting our full Festival offerings.

Know that the safety of our pilots, vendors, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority. Throughout the year we continually monitor the ongoing developments of COVID-19 including the recommendations and health orders made by Alberta Health Services to use as our guidelines. This becomes increasingly relevant as the time draws nearer to launch.

Given the unprecedented times and how quickly events can change, we will continue to plan with cautious optimism and the five-day Festival of flights and competition will go ahead.

Continue supporting one another and look to the skies for balloons of inspiration. Be kind, be safe and stay healthy.

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Photo by Shane Lockyer

Passenger Rides

>> Rides On Sale September 6, 2022 <<

Balloon rides will be available to purchase September 6, 2022. Purchase information will be posted late August 2022. The flight times will coincide with scheduled flights Thursday - Sunday. (September 22-25, 2022).  Check out the passenger rides section on the Event page for more details as well as the Festival Flight Schedule for times.

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