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Adirondack Balloon Festival to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in September

Adirondack Balloon Festival to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in September

QUEENSBURY — The Adirondack Balloon Festival is back Sept. 20-24 for its 50th anniversary celebration. 

The event, the third largest in the nation according to organizers, will take place in multiple locations. 

“We are very proud that the event is 100% free for the community to enjoy,” said Erin Reid Coker, an event organizer and member of the Board of Directors.

The organizing committee has been planning for the event for the past several years. 

Events kick-off with a 50th anniversary cocktail reception and moonglow event at Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Sept. 20. Tickets, at $40/per person, are available via the festival website: 

At 4 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 21, an Opening Parade will take place from Downtown Glens Falls to Crandall Park, and Opening Ceremonies will take place at 5 p.m. featuring the inflation of the 50th anniversary special shape birthday cake balloon, and the inflation and launch of 10 balloons. 

The flight of more than 70 balloons launches Friday Sept. 22 at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury. 

For a full schedule of events, go to: 

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