17th & 18th SEPTEMBER 2016


Fun for all the family at Wales International Balloon Festival

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Fun for all the family at Wales International Balloon Festival

Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes are set to dominate Llangollen’s September skyline as the Wales International Balloon Festival makes its anticipated return to the town this month.
The event, which aims to raise funds for Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham, will be held over the weekend of the 17th and 18th September at the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen.

In addition to the static balloon inflations at regular intervals over both days, there will be a spectacular balloon assent between 5pm and 6pm on Saturday 17th September. Visitors can also enjoy exciting arena demonstrations including Cheshire Falconry and the Xtreme Stunt motorcycle team before the balloons light up their fires and turn on the music for Saturday’s ‘evening glow.’

The fun doesn’t end there however, as Saturday will see visits from sky high performers, the Red Devils parachute display team and an extravagant firework show to cap off the day’s activities.

Sunday offers death-defying displays from the Galloping Acrobats and a mass balloon race, starting between 5pm and 6pm, where pilots will compete for the specially designed, British Ironworks Centre Balloon Race trophy.

Nightingale House chief executive, Steve Parry said: “The International Balloon Festival was one of the premier events across North Wales for more than thirteen years and now is the time for it to make a triumphant return to Llangollen.

“As soon as you say hot air balloons to people, they get very excited and we can’t wait to bring that feeling back to the local community. We have high hopes that the event will be a real flying extravaganza and I would urge everyone to attend for a truly, unmissable day out.”

Gates will open at 10am on both the 17th and 18th September with an entry fee of £10 per adult and £5 per child. Ticket enquiries can be made by phoning 01978 314292.

For more information visit: www.walesinternationalballoonfestival.co.uk.