As with any large event, spectator safety is a priority. Here are a few tips to make sure you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable festival.
Balloon inflation: Balloons take approximately 15-40 minutes to inflate depending on their size. This is great to watch. Please stand clear of the balloon when they are launching.
Flight times: The balloons will be in the air for approx 1-2 hours during each flight. Their flight path is dictated by the direction of the wind.
Smoking: Please do not smoke near the balloons. Highly flammable propane gas is used in their inflation process.
Lost children: The lost kids assembly point at The ASB Nightglow at Waikato University is the large Classic Hits radio, situated by the lost kids tent. When you arrive at the main event site grab one of our Classic Hits lost kids bracelets and please ensure children and others in your car know where this is.
Lost property: Will be held in the lost property box at the red event site information tent. Any property unclaimed at the end of the event will be taken to the Hamilton Central Police Station.
Driver Safety: Balloons will be flying overhead in may areas during the event particularly during peak traffic times it is dangerous to watch them while driving. Please pull over and stop.
Lighting: We recommend that people bring a torch to the ASB Nightglow at Waikato University.
Vendors: Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site during the whole festival. A wider selection will be available at the Nightglow.Balloon rides: Commercial rides are available during the festival. Bookings can be made through the visitors information centre, phone 07 958 5960. The ride lasts for 45 minutes approximately.