Canberra Balloon Spectacular

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The_Food_Avenue_Balloon_Spectacular7 Did you know Canberra is home to the Canberra Balloon Spectacular? The balloon festival is on for the next 9 days and celebrates its 29th year. It's a sight not to be missed!

Balloon pilots begin laying out and inflating their balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House from 6.15am each day before heading skywards!

I went along to the first day of the festival and saw a hot air balloon being filled up! It doesn't take too long at all...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56KtHdKFZis&feature=youtu.be

I couldn't believe the turnout! It was a super early start but it felt like almost everyone in Canberra showed up for the festival!

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Pretty soon, we were surrounded by colour and excitement. We loved the novelty balloons! There's Yoda, Red Angry Bird, Dodo and my favourite - the black balloon with the cute face!

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When and Where Dates: 7 – 15 March 2015 Venue: Lawns of Old Parliament House, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Timings: Balloons inflate from 6.15am, launch from 6.30am – 7.00am, breakfast until 10.00am. Ballooning is completely weather dependent and flights may be delayed or cancelled as a result.

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