International Hot Air Balloon Festival- Saint Jean sur Richelieu

The International Hot Air Balloon Festival is an annual event about 30 minutes away from Montreal in St. Jean sur Richelieu. There are 115 hot air balloons, including many special shapes, major shows, and a huge site that hosts an incredible variety of animation activities. There is a fair with rides for older kids and adults as well as a designated area for toddlers. There is face painting, a petting zoo, mini putt, concerts... too many things to describe in one post. It's also a family friendly area with changing tables, breastfeeding room and stroller rentals available.
Their website is very extensive and even offers tips for families with young children.
My kids loved this festival!  There was so much for them to do and see that they didn't get bored.

  • 5, chemin de l'Aéroport, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, J3B 7B5
Phone #:
  • 450-347-9555
  • 0-2: free
  • 3-12: $7.00
  • 13 +: $20.00 ($25.00 on Sat.)
  • **Family rates available
  • **Nine day passes available
  • Parking: $7.00
  • Aug. 13 -21, 2011
  • Weekends: 12:00 pm - end of the show at night
  • Week: 1:30 pm - end of the show at night

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the information! I just recently moved to the area and have been looking for some family activities! We're so sad we missed this but we're looking forward to next years! Thanks again!