International Hot Air Balloon Festival upcoming

Posted on October 24, 2011

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Hot air balloons fill the sky with color for the 5th Annual International Balloon Festival.

The ‘5th Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011’ which will showcase hot air balloons will take place in Chiang Mai from 25 -27 November it was recently announced at a press conference in Bangkok.

A stunning display of colorful balloons will fly above Chiang Mai, there will also be night time balloons glowing in the sky, and night light and sound shows with the theme of “Glow Night and Festival of Light”. The event is expected to draw 100,000 visitors over three days.

The hot air balloons will be launched from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m at Prince Royal’s College on Friday, November 25, 2011, the opening ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. followed by the sound and light show.

Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th will see early morning hot air balloon launches from 6 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. followed by marching bands, balloon tethering, night glow balloons and fireworks at 7 p.m. The Sound and Light show follows at 8 p.m.

Tethered hot air balloons glow in the night time at the festival that takes place at Prince Royal’s College from November 25-27.

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