Oct/31 - Nov/4, 2019 Saga International Balloon Fiesta4.4
from 10/31 '19 to 11/4 '19
The Saga International Balloon Fiesta is an international hot air balloon competition held in Saga City annually in autumn. It attracts over 1 million people every year.
The event has grown up into one of Asia's largest championships, accepting 70 - 80 entries from more than a dozen countries(including 50 entries from Japan) every year. In addition, 30 - 40 balloonists participate in non-competition programs, bringing the total number of registered balloons to about 110.
Dates : October 31 - November 4, 2019
Hours : 7:00 - 9:00 / 15:00 - 17:00
Venue : the riverside of the Kase River in Saga City, Saga Prefecture
Access : Balloon Saga Station
Admission : Free
- Balloon Fantasia : Oct.31 - Nov.4 9：00～10：30
"special-shaped balloons", or gigantic balloons featuring popular cartoon characters.
- La Montgolfier Nocturne : Nov.3 - Nov.4 18：30～19：15
a fantastic view of an array of moored balloons shining against the darkness of the night, illuminated by the red flames of burners with music. You will be impressed by the sight of the nighttime balloons, which appear stunningly different from their daytime appearance.The evening view is enhanced by music from a live band performing in the spotlight.
- Kids Day : Nov.1 9：00～10：30
All kids can enjoy touching balloons, getting into balloons, and learning about balloon.
In addition, the shopping mall called 'Umakamon Market' is opened in Ikoi-no-hiroba square between Oct.30 and Nov.4 and special products of Saga are gathered all together. ('Umakamon' means 'tasty things' in southern dialect of Japan.)
You can enjoy shopping fresh farm and marine products, eating with great relish of dishes with blessing of nature, fun workshops to experience, and more!
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5.07 months ago
If you come to Saga the balloon festival season is the best time to come! 1000s of people from all over the world flock to this event to see the balloons and soak up the atmosphere! The MC Landry San is bilingual so there is commentary in Japanese and English making it a fun and exciting event for everyone. If you head to the main tent you can sample a variety of local food and drinks and there’s even a BBQ tent! Amazing event!
5.09 months ago
If you don't go to the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, you are missing out on a really good time.
5.0a year ago
Nice place with yummy street foods. Please try the burger with lettuce. Also try the helicopter ride. It cost 6,000 per 5 minutes but it was awesome.
5.011 months ago
First time to see the hot air baloons.. so amazing to see this close.
5.011 months ago
Always great to be there and watch the balloons take off or fly in with great precision to the target.