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European Balloon Festival

Listed under Festivals in Catalunya, Spain.

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The sunny Spanish July weather is a big draw card for this ballooning event - especially considering the ration of balloons to spectators is lower than at many other festivals - there are usually less than 40 per take off. But 40 is still a lot of balloons and create a really buzzy atmosphere as they are set up and inflated then gracefully launched. Added excitement comes from the locals who seem to really get involved bringing out all kinds of local produce into a market stall area.

The festival takes place over three or four days and there are usually six or seven flight windows, with different teams at each flight so if you want to see the competitions or some shapes - usually a highlight for the kids, you’ll need to check a program. The evening flights and the night glows are especially enjoyable in the warm weather and all the burners starting up create a romantic image of lots of coloured lanterns.

Written by  jane_WFT677.

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