FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Coronavirus Version of Balloons Week!

As per the Government recommendations in regards to mass gatherings, Balloons over Waikato have made the decision to cancel public attendance at Innes Common for morning flying, The University of Waikato for Nightglow, and all other sub events associated with the Festival.

The event falls into the ‘mass gathering’ criteria as a free event that is non ticketed with attendees numbering over 1000 and therefore feel it is the right thing to do for our community.

We are extremely disappointed not to be able to deliver this amazing community event to the City and the region, but strongly support all measures put in place by the Ministry of Health and government to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on New Zealand.

The good news is, our balloons are here, our pilots are here, so we will be taking to the skies every morning from Tuesday to Saturday. Instead of coming to Innes Common, enjoy our Carnival of Colour out your window wherever you may be over the week.

To our partners, our volunteers, our service providers and our community, we thank you for your support.

Keep looking up, we’ll still be filling the skies of Hamilton with colour next week!