About 100 balloon launches are planned throughout the weekend, utilizing a record 25 balloons. On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6 p.m., mass launches are planned on the banks of the Hudson River from the area just south of Shadows on the Hudson.
On Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6 a.m., mass launches are planned from the Dutchess County Airport.
There will also be moon-glows planned during the evening hours.
There will be a Balloon Weather Condition Briefing Station/Tent at the center of the festival, where “Balloon Tycoon” Joe Daily of Q92.1 will provide live updates on launch times, weather conditions, interviews with the balloonists and more.