What kid doesn't love a balloon, especially a entire sky filled with huge, colorful, hot-air balloons? Every year, families flock to the annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival, which includes synchronized launches from sites across the area. Even if you don't live in the Hudson Valley, this experience is worth a day trip—spectators come from all over the tri-state area!
As with last year, the 2017 Balloon Festival will be held at Barton Orchards in Poughquag as part of a weekend-long festival. Read on for details about this annual favorite, and be sure to check out our Summer Activity Guide for more fun all season long.