We all know Montreal is essentially the festival capital of Canada. We really do have a ton of different festivals all year to pick from.\nHere in Montreal, we are also quite lucky to have some great cities within driving distance, maximizing your festival season potential.\nREAD ALSO: 9 Themed Restaurants You Have To Try That Will Make You Feel Like You've Escaped Montreal\nGatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival is one outside of Montreal that is definitely worth your consideration.\nSeriously guys, its jam-packed with summer fun from a full amusement park, games, and a family area complete with a reptile farm, inflatable playground, and rock climbing.\nIn case this wasn't enough to sell you on the idea, there is also a bunch of live music and comedy on two stages, a fireworks show, and a graffiti contest!\nView this post on Instagram English Follow Pour le #JeudisRetro du jour, nous revenons à... l'année dernière avec cette superbe photo prise du haut de la Scène @casinolacleamy! À votre avis quel artiste jouait devant cette foule aussi nombreuse? #Superfmg #Foule #Festival #Questions #Gatineau #Artistes #spectacles #Manèges #Hauteur #lumières For this #ThrowbackThursday, we take you back to... last year with this beautifull picture taken at the top of the Stage. It's amazing how many people there are in front of the stage! #Show #AmusementRide #Light A post shared by SuperFMG (@superfmg) on Jul 20, 2017 at 8:35am PDT\nYou'd think I was finished, but I'm not - there will also be a big top tent with 1001 hidden treasures, a vintage car exhibition, and a crafts market.\nAll of that stellar summer fun, with hot air balloons, of course! Glorious, massive and colourful themed hot air balloons.\nView this post on Instagram Dernière journée pour le #SuperFMG 🎪🎉 #latergram A post shared by SuperFMG (@superfmg) on Sep 4, 2017 at 10:27am PDT\nThough, if the hot air balloon rides aren't quite your cup of tea, all the other stuff and the serene sight of these colourful giants floating around in the sky is still a sight to take in (at least) one time in your life!\nSeriously, this festival looks insane, and draws tons of people! It is totally, 100% worth the 2-hour drive from Montreal.\n@superfmgembedded via\nHere's all the information you need you to remember:\nWhat? 31st Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival\nWhen? August 30 - September 3, 2018\nWhere? La Baie Parc, Gatineau, Quebec.\nHow Much? $30-$87*.\nThere are a ton of options for passes from daily passes, to a full 4 or 5 day pass with amusement park upgrades.\nThere are also VIP, front of the stage upgrades available, too!\nFind tickets and more info on Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival right here.