It’s here! This week, let your imagination take flight when the Heritage Inn Balloon and Glow Festival returns to Alberta for another year of passenger rides, colourful zeppelins and wicker madness.

An annual competition that encourages pilots from all over Canada, the US and Europe to participate – this one-of-a-kind event is by far one of the most beautiful in the province largely in part to its evening display, which was cancelled last year due to COVID.

Luckily, it’s back for 2022 – meaning Albertans will not only be able to watch as they set sail in the early morning hours, but they’ll also be able to watch as the balloons illuminate High River after dark.

Meant to challenge enthusiasts on everything from direction and speed to control and grace, attendees can expect a sky-full of expertly flown balloons, food trucks and vendors for five stunning days and one magical night next month.

In addition, those interested can also play to climb aboard a balloon or just get up close and personal with the many vehicles and professionals at the festival.

The best part? It’s totally FREE to enjoy – so check it out!

For more information or their complete flight schedule check out their website here and enjoy!

Heck, maybe we’ll see you out there.


When: Wednesday, September 21st to 25th
Where: MacLeod Tr SW, High River
Time: See times here
Cost: FREE