The Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival Everyone In Connecticut Has To See At Least Once

For over 30 years, the Plainville Fire Company has hosted one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the Northeast. It’s a rare opportunity to see about two dozen hot air balloons take off at the same time.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The 33rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival & Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show will be August 25-27 at Norton Park in Plainville. Have you been? Will you check it out this year? Share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram if you do!

For more summer activities to squeeze in before Labor Day rolls around, check out our Connecticut summer bucket list.