The spectacular Balloons Over Waikato event will fill the skies of Hamilton with brightly coloured hot-air balloons of all shapes and sizes.

Proud to be one of New Zealand’s last large scale free events!

Throughout five days, spectators will enjoy the amazing site of balloons ascending through the Waikato sunrise from 7:00am every morning and Hamilton’s biggest night out at the Zuru Nightglow, where the balloons glow to orchestrated music finishing with the best fireworks display in town!

Balloons over Waikato is New Zealand’s premier hot air balloon festival. Held annually, in Hamilton, this iconic event it is arguably the most popular event in the city. It attracts balloonists from all over New Zealand and around the world, who come to experience the fun, friendship and warmth this balloon friendly city provides and to demonstrate their skills in a range of competitive activities.

Morning Flying – From 7:00am – Every morning – Innes Common – Find the programme at the website.

Balloons Visit Waipa – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – 22nd March 2019 – Cambridge
Balloons over Thames – 3:30pm – 8:00pm – 22nd March 2019 – Thames Racecourse
City Burn – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – 22nd March 2019 – Garden Place, Hamilton City
Zuru Nightglow – 4pm-9pm – 23rd March 2019 – University of Waikato.

Balloons Over Waikato Event Details

WhenTue 19 Mar 2019, 7:00am
Wed 20 Mar 2019, 7:00am
Thu 21 Mar 2019, 7:00am
Fri 22 Mar 2019, 7:00am
Sat 23 Mar 2019, 7:00am–9:00pm
WhereInnes Common, Lake Domain Dr, Hamilton, Waikato
Ticket Information Admission: Free, visit website: Balloons Over Waikato 2019
RestrictionsAll Ages