Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 29 - September 2, 2024

Follow Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Each year at the end of August, this massive event launches balloons of all shapes, sizes and colours over the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and offers concerts, fireworks, amusement rides and more.

Watch giant balloons lift off from the festival grounds or take a ride in one and drift over the Ottawa-Gatineau region. After dark, some of the balloons are lit up during night flights!

The festival also hosts live entertainment for kids and adults, including popular and emerging musical acts from Quebec, Canada and beyond. Other family-friendly fun on site includes a carnival amusement park, fireworks, buskers and more.

The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Festival des montgolfièresde Gatineau, or FMG) is held in the large Parc de la Baie in Gatineau, Quebec (less than a 15-minute drive from downtown Ottawa).

More Details

La Baie Park 988 Saint-Louis Street Gatineau
Toll Free

Stay up to date

Stay up to date on upcoming events and ideas to plan your next trip to Ottawa with friends, family or on your own by signing up for the Ottawa Tourism Newsletter.