Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hot Air Ballooning, in Winter!

The Festival Montgolfieres of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu held an event on Saturday March 8th, to divulge the first artist that will be present during this summers festival. Nineteen (19) balloonists were scheduled to take flight, but sudden high winds caught many by surprise, and were left grounded, as four (4) of us had already taken off.  

Even though this is our 9th year with the festival, this was our first winter flight, and it was not only different, but magical.  At one point, the snow was falling "upwards", as we were descending slightly faster than the flakes.

For those of you that have never been to this family event... it is a must attend activity for one and all!  It's nothing less than... the worlds largest inflatable amusement park for kids, morning and evening hot air balloons flights (weather permitting), and let's not forget the concerts, every evening!  In the past, we've seen the likes of world-caliber artists, such as Rhianna, LMFAO, Adam Lambert, Keisha, Pitbull, etc..., perform in front of crowds as big as 80,000 fans. It is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!  We hope to see you there, from Aug. 9th-17th, for the 31st year of this annual event.
In addition to the video below, a few images from this March flight, can be seen on our WEBSITE