The 2022 Night Glow takes place on Saturday 16 April 2022

The 2022 Night Glow takes place on Saturday 16 April 2022, and is set to be bigger and brighter than ever before. This extravaganza has been reinvented, with 5 hours of action-packed entertainment for the whole family – and for children young and old – to enjoy.


It kicks off with a unique spectacle, where you’ll see someone parachute out of a balloon. Then, watch the laser light displays, drone racing and model aeroplane displays, soak up the live music and entertainment, and feast on a delicious range of food and beverages from Wairarapa’s largest gathering of Street Food Vendors – over 40 food trucks to choose from. Or, pack a picnic, find a spot on the grass, and enjoy the afternoon and evening of entertainment.


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


Gates Open 3pm. Entertainment starts at 4pm sharp.

Vaccination pass mandatory:

We want to keep everyone safe so have a mandatory vaccination policy. Before booking your tickets please note that this is a fully vaccinated event that requires you to present your My Vaccine Pass for entry. 

By purchasing tickets you agree that any ticket holders without proof of full vaccination will not be admitted entry and the tickets will be void and non refundable. Thanks for your understanding. 

Don't bring your dog:

This is not a dog-friendly event. The balloons may scare your dog, so please leave your fur-babies at home.

Tickets on sale:

Earlybird tickets for the 2022 Night Glow will go on sale on Wednesday 1 December through Eventfinda. There will be no gate sales, so we recommend getting your tickets early. Keep up to date by signing up here.


Free on-site parking - our fabulous experienced volunteers will ensure everyone can park easily, please follow their directions.



There will be traffic management in place for leaving the venue, but be prepared for delays leaving the event ... we can't get everyone out all at once!


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: