Secure your tickets now to this wonderful extravaganza.

Tickets to the 2022 Night Glow gives you 5 hours of action-packed entertainment, including:

  • parachute stunts

  • amazing laser light displays

  • drone racing

  • model aeroplane displays

  • live music and entertainment from the regions best 

  • the magical Night Glow balloons performance - lit up to music

  • delicious food and beverage options from Wairarapa's largest range of street food vendors

  • an unforgettable experience

Ticket Options:

There are a number of ticket options available. If you're a family, take advantage of the family ticket, giving you entry for 2 adults and up to 3 children.​

Ticket Pricing:

Campsite Tickets:

There will be a dedicated area for campervans and motorhomes right in the centre of the action, at Clareville Showgrounds. These sites are exclusively available for Night Glow ticket holders, for just $15 per night, or $10 per night for NZMCA members. Available from Tuesday 12th - Tuesday 19th April 2022.


Campsites are non-powered, and limited to 500 sites. Click here for more details


These can be purchased through Eventfinda when you buy your Night Glow tickets. NZMCA members need to enter their membership number when purchasing campsite tickets, to redeem their discounted campsite rate.


If the event needs to be postponed, it will take place on Sunday 17th April. A decision on postponement will be made by 8pm Friday 15th April. If the event is postponed tickets will automatically be transferred to Sunday 17th April.

If it cannot be held on Sunday 17th April, you will be notified of this by 8pm on Saturday 16th April. The event will be cancelled, and you will be given the choice of a ticket refund (minus the booking and credit card fees), or to transfer your ticket to 2023. If this happens you will receive an email outlining these details in the days that follow.

Weather impact on Balloon Night Glow: 

The weather and wind may affect when the Night Glow (when the balloons are lit up) happens and the type and length of the hot air balloons performance.  5.30pm is the earliest time the Night Glow could happen. The balloons will not leave the ground at any point during the performance. This is a full festival with lots on offer, the hot air balloon Night Glow is only one part of the event. No refunds will be given if the balloons are unable to perform to their full potential. 



The Wairarapa Balloon Festival will be adhering to the Government Covid Protection Framework. The framework involves a traffic light system, with red, orange and green levels. Under this framework the event will only be able to go ahead if we are at a green or orange level.


All event goers, staff and event organisers will need to be fully vaccinated. All attendees must show their vaccine pass on arrival at the event. Tickets will not be refunded where ticket holders do not comply with New Zealand Government mandates.


At a Green level

  • Events and gatherings can run without number limits

  • All customers’ My Vaccine Passes must be sighted and verified


At a orange level

  • Events and gatherings can run without number limits.

  • Face coverings are encouraged.

  • All customers’ My Vaccine Passes must be sighted and verified


At a red level


  • The event will either be postponed or cancelled. If the event has to be cancelled, you will have the option to refund your Eventfinda ticket, or to transfer your ticket to 2023.

Please note: 

No dogs or pets allowed. This is a smoke-free and vape-free event. Bag inspections will be conducted at the gate, and you may have your bag searched. We have a huge selection of food vendors at the event however you are welcome to bring a picnic. We are managing the capacity of this festival by limiting ticket sales. For more information, click here.

This event is brought to you by Ballooning Wairarapa. All profits from this event cover the costs of running this event, and will be reinvested into Wairarapa Ballooning. We use local suppliers wherever possible, to ensure the money generated from this festival benefits our community.

Tickets for the 2022 Night Glow are on sale now through Eventfinda. You can also keep up to date by signing up here.


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: