The 2022 Wairarapa Balloon Festival is the must-see family fun event of the year, taking place over Easter, from 14th –18th April.
Be sure to welcome the 12-strong Hot Air Balloons during this 5 day Wairarapa wide event, with balloonist competitions, joyful and vibran sky high displays from the balloons.
View the balloons from the comfort of you home. Sorry due to Covid restriction we will not be able to allow public at takeoff sites. We will advise each morning what direction the balloons may take so you can see the joyful display in our sky's of the balloons.
Thursday 14th April
More FM First Flight – from 6.30am, Masterton
Friday 15th April
Mass Ascension – from 6.30am, Carterton
Saturday 16th April
Park to Paddock Challenge – from 6.30am, Greytown
Saturday 16th April - Night Glow - Cancelled due to Covid restrictions
Sunday 17th April
Meander over Martinborough – from 6.30am
Monday 18th April
Farewell Flight – from 6.30am, location TBC
Pilots and their balloons will take off for the last time in the festival’s finale flight.
This schedule is subject to change, as ballooning is weather dependent so decisions can only be made on the day. To see whether the balloons are flying, check out this website, Facebook or Instagram, or tune into Wairarapa’s More FM 89.5.