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The 2023 Night Glow took place on Saturday 8 April 2023

The 2023 Balloon Festival is now complete! Tune back in later in 2023 to find out plans for 2024.


The 2023 Night Glow took place on Saturday 8 April 2023 at the Clareville Showgrounds, and was bigger and brighter than ever before. This extravaganza was reinvented, with 5 hours of action-packed entertainment for the whole family – and for children young and old – to enjoy. ​​

There was drone racing, live music and entertainment, not to mention a delicious range of food and beverages from Wairarapa’s largest gathering of Street Food Vendors. 


You could choose from over 40 food trucks, or pack a picnic, find a spot on the grass, and enjoy the afternoon and evening of entertainment.


Once darkness fell, the balloons were inflated, held on the ground, glowing like huge light bulbs or Chinese lanterns. This was set to live music, providing a spectacular glow, and an impressive finale to the evening festivities.


Supporting The Festival

Do YOU want to be involved in the Wairarapa Balloon Festival? 

Take a look at your options and support this fantastic iconic Wairarapa event. Click on the link below:

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