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National Ballooning Championships

Following the postponement of the 2021 National Ballooning Championships, organisers have confirmed the event will now take place 2 to 7 May 2022 at Northam, Western Australia.

  • Dates:2 - 7 May 2022
  • Time(s):Competition flights - sunrise (6.30am – 8.00am) and afternoons (4.00pm – 5.00pm) – weather permitting
  • Venue:Northam, The Avon Valley, Western Australia. The course stretches 30 x 40km across the Avon Valley.

Details

  • Hosted By:Northam Ballooning Events
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Sports:National Comp,Spectator Sports

Description

Balloon pilots from across Australia will descend on the town to compete in the National Ballooning Championships and test their skills and secure a spot in the World Championships. The week-long visual spectacle will commence with the Shire of Northam’s Elevate Festival on 30 April. The family-friendly Festival will include a number of ballooning themed activities, food and beverage options, markets, music, entertainment and up-close hot air balloons. The striking Balloon Glow will see balloon baskets sit together on the ground and fire up to inflate and glow in the night to a musical soundtrack (weather permitting) The National Ballooning Championships are organised by Northam Ballooning Events and supported by Tourism WA and The Shire of Northam. The National Ballooning Championships offer a fantastic day out in the Avon Valley. Save the dates and experience the magnificent display of colour and skill. Event details: Dates: National Ballooning Championships: 2 - 7 May 2022; Elevate Festival – 30 April Time: Competition flights - sunrise (6.30am – 8.00am) and afternoons (4.00pm – 5.00pm) – weather permitting. Location: Northam, The Avon Valley, Western Australia. The course stretches 30 x 40km across the Avon Valley. Tickets: The National Ballooning Championships are free to attend. Tickets to Elevate Festival are available via Eventbrite More details: See the website for full details of practice and competition times, events, spectator points and pilot details.

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