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Presque isle, maine

August 27 to 30, 2020


Always the Weekend before Labor Day Weekend

Crown of Maine Balloon Fest

Aroostook County is steeped in ballooning history. In 1978, the Double Eagle II launched from Presque Isle and made the first successful crossing of the Atlantic.  In 1984, Joe Kittinger became the first person to make the solo Transatlantic balloon journey, launching from Caribou.  In 2013 Jonathan Trappe launched his attempted trans-Atlantic balloon flight using 365 individual helium balloons and established a world record for distance, when he landed in Newfoundland.


Events for the whole family

Hot Air Balloons and More

The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest offers a weekend of hot air balloons, kids events, music, other family friendly fun.

Photo Courtesy of Gale K Whitten

Photo Courtesy of Gale K Whitten

Hot Air Balloon Mass ASCENSIONs


Moon Glows

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Hot Air Balloon Rides (Free Flight and Tethered)


Kids karnival


so much more

May the winds welcome you with softness.
May the sun bless you with its warm hands.
May you fly so high and so well that God
joins you in laughter and sets you gently
back into the loving arms of Mother Earth.
— The Balloonist Prayer