"Atlantic Canada's Most Colourful Festival"
Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta

26TH  ANNUAL

ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - September 9, 10, 11 2011

 

Princess Louise Park, Sussex, NB

Weekend Activities include: Balloon Flights, Paid Balloon Rides, Powered Para-gliding demonstrations, Kavanaugh Amusement Rides, Helicopter Rides, Bell/Aliant Children's Games,  Bingo Tent, Appaloosa Horse Show, New Brunswick Agricultural Museum, Model Train Display, PotashCorp Fossil Find, Talent Show & Talent Contest on Sunday afternoon, Lots of vendors & concessions, our renowned Craft Fair, Atlantic Superstore FREE outdoor Bandstand, Antique Car Show & Shine on Sunday, Sparade (Spray + Parade) Saturday at 1pm through Downtown SussexSaturday evening at dusk, the Balloons inflate for our spectacular Magic Night Moon/Candle Glow...Atlantic Lottery DOME, Barrel Racing.

 

 

Free admission to the grounds.

 

Balloon Flights available THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 5:30PM. 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

6:30am  Balloon Launch Paid Rides ($160.00/person, cash only) *weather permitting

Following the launch stick around for Powered Para-Gliding

12:00-9pm  All Day Activities, Concessions and Vendors

4pm-10pm  Live Entertainment Atlantic SuperStore Bandstand (outdoors, free)

12:00-9pm   Atlantic Balloon Fiesta Craft Fair (admission $3.00)

Kavanaugh Amusements

5:00pm  Opening Ceremonies  will take place on the launch field.  Cake will be served.

5:30pm  Balloon Launch Paid Rides ($160.00/person, cash only) *weather permitting

Following the launch stick around for Powered Para-Gliding

6:30pm Ram Rodeo Barrel Racing Tour- @ the Horse Show

8pm   Magic Night Moon Glow Weather permitting. Launch Field

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

6:30am  Balloon Launch Princess Louise Park

Paid rides ($160.00/person, cash only) weather permitting

Following the launch stick around for Powered Para-Gliding

7:00am-10:00am  Fiesta Breakfast - on the launch field

9am-9pm   Atlantic Balloon Fiesta Craft Fair  (admission $3.00)

Appaloosa Horse Show ---  Agricultural Museum of NB

10:00-10pm Live Entertainment Atlantic SuperStore Bandstand (outdoors, free)

10:30am-11:00   Teddy Bear Parade  Bring your favourite Teddy Bear and we will all parade around the launch field together. With Special Guests!

11:15am  Magic Show

Kavanaugh Amusements

1pm - Atlantic Balloon Fiesta Sparade Starting at the Sussex Train Station and continuing up Main Street to Princess Louise Park.  (Water Sprayers only please - NO WATER BALLOONS) Sponsored by the Merchants of Downtown Sussex (spectators be prepared to get wet)

3:30pm  Pilot Chat Come meet the balloon pilots and hear their stories on the launch field

3pm-3:30pm  Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. Show your creativity. (in front of Craftfair building)

5:30pm    Balloon Launch Princess Louise Park.

Paid rides available ($160.00/person, cash only) weather permitting

Following the launch stick around for Powered Para-Gliding

6:30pm Ram Rodeo Barrel Racing Tour - @ the Horse Show

8pm - Magic Night Balloon Glow on the Launch Field weather permitting.

9:00pm Atlantic SuperStore Bandstand FEATURINGRik Reese & Neon Highway 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 

6:30am  Balloon Launch Princess Louise Park

Paid Rides Available ($160.00/person, cash only) weather permitting

Following the launch stick around for Powered Para-Gliding 

9am-5pm  Atlantic Balloon Fiesta Craft Fair (admission $3.00)

Appaloosa Horse Show ---  Agricultural Museum of NB

10:30am Bethany on the bandstand

11am-4pm  Classic & Antique Car Show and Shine

Sponsored by G.E. Barbour, Sussex Engine Rebuilding.

10:15pm-5pm Live Entertainment at the Atlantic SuperStore Bandstand

Kavanaugh Amusements

12:30-1:30 Bell Aliant Children’s Games & Scavenger Hunt

12:30 to 1:30 - 11 and under Perry White Talent Show

1:45 to 3:00 12 to 18 Talent Contest.

2:00pm Little Princess Tea Party at the Gazebo

2:00pm Ram Rodeo Barrel Racing Tour - @ the Horse Show

3:00pm Magic Show Upstairs at the Craftfair

5:30pm  Balloon Launch Paid rides ($160.00/person, cash only) weather permitting.

 

Close Thank you for coming 

 

*On Site First Aid, child feeding or changing station at the St. John Ambulance Building on Perry St.

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26th Annual Atlantic Balloon Fiesta