16 March 2021

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Address Innes Common, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton, New Zealand View Map

Website https://balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz/festival-schedule/

This spectacular festival begins its programme with the mass inflation of balloons at Innes Common. Witness this breath-taking opening morning of the 2021 event, and see the balloons commence inflation and mass lift off from the beautiful lakeside at Innes Common.
Opening party proudly brought to you by Hamilton City Council. FREE Admission.
Balloons commence inflation from 7.00am approx. weather dependent. Keep an eye on the Balloons over Waikato Facebook page for up-to-date information

The Hamilton City Council Opening Fiesta

Innes Common, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton, New Zealand

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