The 2017 Strathaven Balloon Festival takes place on the weekend of August 25 - 27 in Strathaven's John Hastie Park.
The venue is by courtesy of South Lanarkshire Council.
Our annual hot air ballooning event is the only one of its kind in Scotland. Unlike many balloon gatherings, we combine the magnificent sight of hot air balloons with our Saturday and Sunday Fun Days, so that there’s something for all the family to enjoy in Strathaven and entry to the Festival is free, though we are very grateful for your donations - as they say, every little helps. We hope you will buy a copy of this year’s Souvenir Programme: your £2.00 goes towards making the Festival happen.
Although our Festival has grown into a major international event for Strathaven, it’s organised by a small team of local volunteers, who believe in DIY. A bit like the Forth Bridge, work on next year’s Festival begins as soon as this year’s event is over. We raise thousands of pounds to enable our Festival to take place and we value the generous support we receive from local businesses. We also wish to thank South Lanarkshire Council, who greatly help us to make it a success. Without these partners - and without YOU - there would be no Festival.