The Yarra Valley Balloon Festival 2015.
I was invited by Yarra Ranges Tourism to attend the inaugural Yarra Valley Balloon Festival at the Yarra Valley Racing Club. Following immediately on from the Cox Plate Day race meeting, the event kicked off with a (ticketed) cocktail party with scenic views overlooking the track. Other highlights of the event included.
- a parachute jump display
- build your own lanterns for the first 200 children
- free children’s activities
- fireworks to conclude the evening
- Vintage Plane Fly-by & Acrobatic display
- Yarra Glen CFA Demonstration
The absolute highlight of the evening was the coordinated balloon night glow. Thirteen hot air balloons all lit up at once on the racing track. It was a spectacular sight.
The balloons were majestic and magnificent.
This was a two day festival and Sunday morning saw the balloons launch and take in scenic flights across the Yarra Valley.
Visit http://www.yarravalleyracing.com.au/yarra-valley-balloon-festival for more information.
It was a great night and if you were not sure about attending this year, then I can recommend you do give it a try next year.
Dani Bee xx
Yarra Valley Racecourse.
Armstrong Grove, Yarra Glen.
Free entry to the general event after 5pm.
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