Yarra Valley Balloon Festival – This Weekend – FREE Event at the Yarra Glen Race Course. Spend the day at the Yarra Valley Races and stay for the Balloon Festival or come between 5pm and 6pm for free entrance.
The inaugural Yarra Valley Balloon Festival will be launched on Saturday 24 October in conjunction with one of the Valleys premier social events – Yarra Valley Racing’s long running Cox Plate Day race meeting. The festival will showcase all the iconic aspects of the Yarra Valley, including food, wine, racing and balloons. With the race day being perfect for visitors of all ages, including free entertainment around the course including children’s rides and activities, live music, giveaways and a host of marquee and dining packages available, the Yarra Valley Balloon Festival is sure to capture the imagination of lovers of the Yarra Valley.
Keeping in the spirit of a family event, the evenings activities will conclude by 9.00pm with the highlight being an impressive night glow of more than 12 Hot Air Balloons, Yarra Glen CFA demonstration and a 10 minute firework spectacular. The public will have the opportunity to participate in commercial balloon flights throughout the festival whilst tethered balloons will be located at the racecourse on the Sunday morning to provide a great opportunity to experience a ride in a hot air balloon with short ascensions for a gold coin donation.
Visit http://www.yarravalleyracing.com.au/yarra-valley-balloon-festival for the full schedule of the activities.