Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!
Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to this event, providing a unique opportunity to experience tethered hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, glowing in unison to music.
New for 2019 – a firework show to finish off what is sure to be a wonderful autumn evening.
The Hororata Night Glow celebrates all things hot air balloons. Leading up to the ‘Glow’ visitors can walk through a cold inflated balloon or meet the pilots and experience the burners firing up close. The University of Canterbury will be running interactive demonstrations exploring Bernoulli’s principle and the science behind hot air balloons, they will also release a weather balloon with live telemetry feeding back to the event.
Surrounding the balloon action visitors will enjoy an autumn festival with gourmet food, wine and craft beer tastings, live music from Chilton House and The Sound Sensation. There will be a huge range of food vendors offering a multicultural culinary experience. Kids can join in the ‘Glow Circus’ learning how to juggle and have a go at other amazing acts for free. The fairground will have even more activities this year with something for all ages.
Gates open 3pm
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Discounted Early Bird Tickets will be on sale through Eventfinda now.
Gate Sales: $20 per person, cash only at the gate. 16 years and under free.
All early bird ticket purchasers will go in the draw to win a balloon flight with Ballooning Canterbury for you and three friends. Conditions apply, see www.hororatanightglow.org.nz for details.
Plenty of free on-site parking, with an expert crew of volunteers to make getting in and out of the event smooth.
Self-contained campervans are welcome
Please note the car park will open at 2.30pm and close to incoming traffic at 6:30 pm.
This event has a capacity and if reached we may close gate sales.
This is not a dog-friendly event, the balloons may scare your dog, leave your pooches at home.
Location: Hororata Domain. Only 40 minutes from Christchurch airport, 30 minutes from Rolleston, 45 minutes from Ashburton or Rangiora.
This event is brought to you by the Hororata Community Trust, the same community which brings you the Hororata Highland Games. All profits from this event will benefit our community.
Postponement date: Sunday 19th May. Please note balloons are subject to weather. If the event is postponed to Sunday the 19th May the festival will run regardless of weather.
No refunds will be given if the event is postponed or balloons are unable to perform.