NZs most anticipated Balloon Festival is returning to Wairarapa in Easter 2022

This magical five day festival promises to be fun for the whole family, with glorious balloons filling the wonderful Wairarapa skies. Balloons will take off from a different local town each morning. Come along, stop, look up, and be in awe of their beauty.


Then, make sure you’re part of the pinnacle event - the Night Glow - on Saturday 16 April. The 2022 Glow will be bigger and brighter than ever before, with 5 hours of action-packed entertainment.


See a parachutist jump out of a hot air balloon, watch the laser light displays and drone racing, soak up the live music and entertainment, and feast on the delicious range of food and beverages from over 40 food trucks. Then, see the line up of balloons light up the night to music, providing a spectacular finale.


The 2022 Night Glow promises to be a joyful and vibrant extravaganza that’s not to be missed.


Earlybird ticketing and family packages are on sale 1 - 31 December 2021.


The 2022 Night Glow will be our best yet! Read all about it.


Night Glow early bird tickets available from 1 December 


Check out the 2022 event programme and plan ahead.


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