There's something so nostalgic and kinda magical about a sky filled with hot air balloons. I like the idea of lying on the grass and watching them lazily float above.
If you want to check out a totally unique festival I suggest you check out the 31st annual Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival. It's been running for over 30-years, so you know this festival must be good.
The festival features not only a stunning hot air balloon show, but also tons of family-friendly entertainment, activities, food, drink, and even an amusement park. And it all goes down at this beautiful waterside park in Gatineau. Here are a couple pictures you can see for yourself what to expect!
During the festival, which runs over the course of 4-days, there will be evening shows and stage performances as well. A few years ago Éric Lapointe performed.
The price for 1-day entry is $30, however, if you would like to attend for more than just 1-day you can get "passport" prices on multi-day passes.
Everything you need to know:
What: Hot Air Balloon Festival
Where: Parc de la Baie 988, rue Saint-Louis, Gatineau
When: August 30th - September 3rd