Since 1999

A week of family fun at New Zealand’s premier hot air ballooning festival.

Join us and enjoy the magic of Hot Air Ballooning, where balloons and pilots from around NZ and the World take to the Waikato Skies.

Whether you join us for our morning flying events at Innes Common, be amazed by The ZURU Nightglow at Claudelands Oval or just pop outside in your jarmies each morning to wave as our balloons float by, this event is for you.

The ZURU Nightglow is a FREE ticketed event, tickets will be released from 9am on Monday 26th of February.


Something for everyone

Morning flying…

Start your day the best way possible, grab the family and join us from 7am to watch the balloons lift off from Innes Common and float away.

zuru nightglow…

Don’t miss Hamilton’s biggest night out – The ZURU Nightglow.  4 hours of live entertainment on the main stage, carnival rides and foodies, culminating in the spectacular balloon glow and the SkyCity Hamilton fireworks extravaganza!

Hot Air Balloons

Award-winning event

Family friendly

Six times voted

Best Waikato Event

by the public of Hamilton

& Best Community Event in NZ won at the NZEAP Awards

Food & refreshment stalls

Amusement & Rides

Live music & fireworks

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