September 27 - October 01, 2023
Keep your eye on the sky for the next
Sunday, October 01, 2023 • 7:30am
Rain has foiled us once again. We are not flying this morning. We close out the Festival celebrating two great flights.
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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.
UPDATED: The available balloon rides for 2023's Festival have sold out. We're excited to start flying!