Duluth Balloon Festival

Le Festival des Montgolfières à Duluth
(Duluth Balloon Festival)
September 20-21-22, 2013

For the first time in 120 years hot air balloons will decend on Duluth, Minnesota in Bayfront Festival Park.  From 1893-1903 Hot Air Balloons were a regular fixture as part of Duluth’s Independence Day Celebrations.  In 1893, 16,000 spectators came out for the annual festival located at the Pavillion on top of Duluth’s incline station.

120 Years later, Kernz & Kompany, in conjunction with the Duluth Airshow, are proud to re-launch this family event at Bayfront Festival Park FREE to the region for three (3) days, September 20-21-22, 2013.

The Duluth Balloon Festival will feature 12 Hot Air Balloons.  Activities will include: Grand Launch (weather permitting), Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, Launching/Recovery of Weather Balloons, hands on activities by NASA, National Weather Service (NOAA), Concert by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and much more.

For more information, kernz.com/balloon/

2 thoughts

  1. this is a poorly set up. We went to see if we could see the balloons on the skyline blvd and we didnt see any balloons down at Bayfront park from up there. On this web site there is no mention of time the festival starts. Poorly designed web with little information on it. Thanks alot

    1. Hi Kathy,

      The Balloon Festival was put on by Kernz & Company. The provided web link in our blog post directed people to the Balloon Festival website where all of the event details including times were listed. There is also a link to the Balloon Festival website in the right hand navigation of the Bayfront website. As you may know, the inflating of balloons is entirely dependent upon the weather. Although the balloons were not inflated on Friday, the festival had many balloons inflated on Saturday. I hope you were able to see them later in the day.

      ~Bayfront Festival Park

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