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Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival In Cambridge, NY
The Cambridge Balloon Committee is gearing up for its 17th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival, set for Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, 2017, in and around the beautiful historic village of Cambridge, NY.
The Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce Balloon Committee is putting together the schedule of activities, which will include launches of hot air balloons (Friday & Saturday evening and Saturday & Sunday morning).
Launches will be scattered throughout the village of Cambridge this year, with evening launches typically occur around 7 p.m.; morning launches at 5:30 a.m. (weather and wind permitting).
Between the launches, the Cambridge community throws out the red carpet and provides a myriad of activities to entertain the crowds.
Friday night will feature some new events, including a Block Party and Candlestick glow on Main Street.
There will also be a fantastic fireworks display on Friday evening at the Mansion Park on South Union Street, sponsored by community businesses and individuals.
On Saturday, the Cambridge Chamber organizes a “Taste of Cambridge” at the same location to showcase local food producers and restaurants. The “Taste” is followed by the annual Moon Glow, a spectacular night time display of tethered hot air balloons that are lit from inside in time to music.
Sunday brings an end to the official festival activities with a Pilots Breakfast at the Cambridge American Legion on Rt. 22. This is a great opportunity to meet the pilots and discuss the details of ballooning with the experts.