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Hororata Night Glow

Hororata Night Glow


  • Sat 8 May, 2:00pm – 7:00pm


Hororata Domain, Hororata Road, Hororata


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird: $17.91
  • General Admission: $21.50 Available with a promo code
  • Children - 16 years & under: $0.00
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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.

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. There will be a huge range of food vendors offering a multicultural culinary experience. The fairground will have even more activities this year with something for all ages.

Follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date will all the news as more exciting announcements are to come for this event.

Will be on sale early 2021.
To manage capacity there will be no gate sales for this event, all tickets will need to be purchased through Eventfinda.

Plenty of free on-site parking, with an expert crew of volunteers to make getting in and out of the event smooth.

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 9th May. Please note balloons are subject to weather. If the event is postponed to Sunday the 9th May the festival will run regardless of weather.
No refunds will be given if the event is postponed or balloons are unable to perform.

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