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Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2022 - Night Glow

Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2022 - Night Glow


  • Sat 16 Apr, 4:00pm – 10:00pm


Clareville Showgrounds, Chester Road, Clareville, Carterton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $33.05
  • Child (child 5-15): $11.25
  • Family 2 Adult, 1 Child 5-15: $69.62
  • Family 2 Adults, 2 Children 5-15: $69.62
  • Family 2 Adults, 3 Children 5-15: $69.62
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NZs most anticipated Balloon Festival is returning to Wairarapa in Easter 2022, from Thursday 14th until Monday 18th April.

This magical five day festival promises to be fun for the whole family, with glorious balloons filling the wonderful Wairarapa skies. Balloons will take off from a different local town each morning. Look up and be in awe of their beauty.

The pinnacle event - the Night Glow - on Saturday 16 April. The 2022 Glow will be bigger and brighter than ever before, with 6 hours of action-packed entertainment, kicking off from 4pm. See a parachutist jump out of a hot air balloon, watch the laser light displays and drone racing, soak up the live music and entertainment, and feast on the delicious range of food and beverages from over 40 food trucks. Then, see the line-up of balloons light up the night to music, providing a spectacular finale.

The 2022 Night Glow promises to be a joyful and vibrant extravaganza that’s not to be missed.

Tickets, including family packages and campsites are on sale from 1st December 2021, with earlybird ticketing from 1-31 December 2021. Campsites are limited to 500, so make sure you book your tickets and campsite early to avoid disappointment.


There will be a dedicated area for campervans and motorhomes right in the centre of the action, at Clareville Showgrounds, Carterton. These non-powered sites are exclusively available for Night Glow ticket holders, for just $15 per night (or $10 per night for NZMCA members). These can be purchased when buying your Night Glow ticket, or at a later date through the same Eventfinda account.

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