The festival will feature 100 hot-air balloon flights scheduled throughout the weekend. Hot-air balloon launches are planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings (6 p.m.) as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings (6 a.m.). The festival will also feature evening majestic hot-air balloon moon glows, balloon rides, tether balloon rides, vendors, food trucks and family fun festival activities.
We welcome you to Rhinebeck and thank you for including us in your summer plans! If you're here for the Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival, Welcome! We invite you to either take the .7 mile walk into our village via Mulberry Street entrance at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds (walk south on Mulberry Street, till you arrive at E. Market St, walk right a few blocks and viola! You're in Rhinebeck!
We'll even bring you into the Rhinebeck shopping and historic district via a complimentary shuttle.
A shuttle service will pick up at Mulberry Street Entrance at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and drop off at the Rhinebeck Bank Parking Plaze in the village of Rhinebeck. It's a 5 minute ride! The shuttle will be on a loop from 8am till 1pm Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks to our Sponsors for making this happen: Winter Sun & Summer Moon, Rhinebeck Department Store, Pegasus Shoes, Enjoy Rhinebeck. Please thank them by stopping in their shops.