BALLOONS InDURHAM

Look to the skies as the Durham horizon lights up with hot air balloons galore. A brand-new festival, Balloons InDurham is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Join us for our spectacular this Spring Bank Holiday and enjoy a weekend of family fun.

 

From dawn to dusk, if you’re looking for days out in Durham this Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, there’s something for everyone at Balloons InDurham. Across the City you can experience mass balloon launches and much, much more… providing you with plenty of reasons to come in and explore the City; to shop, to dine and to see the incredible hot air balloons. 

 

Friday 26th May,

6.30-7.30 pm - Mass Balloon Launch, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

Saturday 27th May,

6.30-7.30 am - Mass Balloon Launch, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

1-3 pm - Balloon Tethers, Palace Green, Durham City

1-4 pm - Balloon Tethers, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

6.30-7.30 pm - Mass Balloon Launch, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

9.30-10.15 pm - Night Glow, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

Sunday 28th May,

6.30-7.30 am - Mass Balloon Launch, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

1-3 pm - Balloon Tethers, Palace Green, Durham City

1-4 pm - Balloon Tethers, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

6.30-7.30 pm - Mass Balloon Launch, Mass Balloon Launch, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

8.30-10 pm - Illuminated Tethers, Palace Green, Durham City

Monday 29th May,

6.30-7.30 am Mass Balloon Launch, East Durham College Houghall Campus,

 

Please note: entry into Balloons InDurham is free of charge so there’s no need to purchase tickets in advance. However, there will be a small car parking fee of £5 per car for events at Houghall Campus. Once you have your parking permit which is valid for the day you will be able to drive back into the City after the early morning launch, watch the balloon tethers at Palace Green and return later that evening at no additonal cost - just retain your permit. This will mean you can make a full day of it in Durham City.

 

All timetabled events are weather-dependent and subject to change at short notice. Please keep an eye on the Durham BID website and social media channels for real-time updates during the course of Balloons InDurham.