National Ballooning Championships
Following the postponement of the 2021 National Ballooning Championships organisers have confirmed the event will now take place 2 to 7 May 2022 at Northam Western Australia. Balloon pilots from across Australia will descend on the town to compete in the National Ballooning Championships and test their skills and secure a spot in the World Championships. The week-long visual spectacle will commence with the Shire of Northam’s Elevate Festival on 30 April. The family-friendly Festival will include a number of ballooning themed activities food and beverage options markets music entertainment and up-close hot air balloons. The striking Balloon Glow will see balloon baskets sit together on the ground and fire up to inflate and glow in the night to a musical soundtrack (weather permitting).
The National Ballooning Championships are organised by Northam Ballooning Events and supported by Tourism WA and The Shire of Northam. The National Ballooning Championships offer a fantastic day out in the Avon Valley. Save the dates and experience the magnificent display of colour and skill. Details:
Dates: National Ballooning Championships: 2 – 7 May 2022; Elevate Festival – 30 April
Time: Competition flights – sunrise (6.30am – 8.00am) and afternoons (4.00pm – 5.00pm) – weather permitting.
Location: Northam The Avon Valley Western Australia. The course stretches 30 x 40km across the Avon Valley.
Tickets: The National Ballooning Championships are free to attend. Tickets to Elevate Festival are available via Eventbrite
More details: See the website for full details of practice and competition times, events, spectator points and pilot details.