Look up, Alberta, because the sky over Medicine Hat is about to be filled with a breathtaking display that will take your spring fling to brand-new heights!

Set to kick off on May 25th, the Alberta Rise Up Hot Air Balloon Festival will return for its second year as a way to raise awareness for mental health and bring the community together under the sun.

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Located 3 hours south of Calgary, this vibrant event attracts pilots from all over Canada and hundreds of thrill-seekers from all in and around the area.

With 19 balloons, visitors can watch them take flight, will be encouraged to catch a family-friendly flick on Saturday night, and can attend their big Glow event, which takes place in the evening hours and is sure to delight and mesmerize onlookers.

Interested? To attend, volunteer or get more information, visit their website below and enjoy! With stunning vistas, vibrant colours, and a festive atmosphere, this is going to be a weekend that you won’t soon forget!


When: Saturday, May 26th – 28th, 2023
Where:  TBA Medicine Hat, Alberta
Cost: FREE