Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

September 8, 9, 10, 2017


Join us for Atlantic Canada's most colourful festival in Sussex, New Brunswick held every September on the weekend following Labour Day.  Up to 30 hot air balloons fly twice daily (weather permitting), outdoor bandstand, huge indoor market, amusement rides, vendors and so much more!

News & Updates 

The volunteer committee would like to extend its most sincere thanks for a very successful 32nd annual Atlantic Balloon Fiesta! To our pilots and crew who travel from far and wide to come to our beautiful little town. To our sponsors who make all of our hard work and efforts possible. To our gracious land owners who allow our balloons to land, basically anywhere they wish among our beautiful valleys and rolling hills. 
Given the weather we experienced earlier this week and some devastating weather happening in the south right now, we had many people asking earlier in the week if we were going to cancel our Fiesta this year. Thankfully, hard work and perseverance from our committee, volunteers, vendors and entertainment truly shone all weekend long! Some beautiful flights, 2 spectacular moon glows, a wildly successful car show with over 400 vehicles, excellent music and entertainment all weekend long! There is never a dull moment at Balloon Fiesta, even during those weather holds! We wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you all again next year at the 33rd annual "Always the weekend after Labour Day!"

No Drones 

As per TRANSPORT CANADA REGULATIONS there will be a NO DRONE POLICY for the fiesta including hobby and commercial drones for the safety of the balloons and everyone on the festival grounds. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.