25 March 2018

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Address Waikato University (Hamilton), Hillcrest, Hamilton, New Zealand View Map

The Grassroots Trusts Finale. Morning 7.30am approx. Balloons commence inflation Innes Common, Hamilton lake.

Main Stage Lineup 4pm-4.45pm David Four, 5pm-5.45pm The 3 Brothers band, 6pm-6.30pm Izzy & Moe, 6.30pm-6.45pm RNZAF Black Falcons Aerobatics Team, 6.45pm-7.45pm Jason Kerrison.

The Glow Show

7.45pm – 8pm Time to grab something to eat and drink, and settle in to watch the balloons as they begin to inflate, in preparation for the main event.

8pm:  The Glow Show. Prepare to be thrilled as the balloons present the main event – a spectacular stunning light and sound show, all choreographed to your favourite music.

8.20pm: Fireworks Finale! Waikato’s very own pyrotech master, Dr Martin van Tiel, creates yet another magical masterpiece to bring the night to close celebrating the end of the Zuru Nightglow 2018. After the glow show 8.30pm – 9pm Jason Kerrison.


Balloons over the Mighty Waikato

Waikato University (Hamilton), Hillcrest, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Sanctuary Mountain

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Hamilton Gardens

15 min

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Waitomo Caves

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