Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival

Where Fun Takes Flight

September 23-27, 2020

The countdown calendar is our daily reminder of why we are working hard and continuing on with plans to make 2020 the best year we can hosting all of our pilots, patrons and guests.

Time until first launch is:



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 presents us with a new suite of circumstances to consider. As we continue to plan for the 2020 Balloon Festival, we do so knowing there will be differences from other years.

Whatever changes around us, the safety of our pilots, vendors, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority. 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.

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

Within current AHS parameters, however, we do not believe the popular Friday night Balloon Glow can proceed in its traditional format. The event has not been officially cancelled outright as we are exploring alternative options. Please continue to connect with us through our website and social media channels for the latest updates.

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



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