Interesting scene during Penang Balloon Fiesta

It is almost a fairy-tale like atmosphere when you fill the sky with colourful hot air balloons, darting up in the sky or floating idly. The scene is mesmerising, to joy of children and adults alike. Well, that’s what you feel when you are in Penang this February, as the Penang Balloon Fiesta will take place from 24 to 26 February 2020.

The event is actually an annual hot air balloon festival held within the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia, strategically located at the city’s Polo Ground. Stretching full day from 7am to 9pm, there will be more than 10 mega balloons displayed during the morning and evening sessions.

‘Ticketed tethered balloon rides will be available on first-come first-served basis, where one can go up as high as 60 feet. Each night, a ‘Night Glow’ show will feature 10 balloons lighted up with music and lights to fascinate spectators. There’ll also be the ‘Cold Inflation’ activity, where you can walk into a balloon envelope that’s filled with cold air as it lies on the ground. Additionally, family friendly activities as well as F&B stalls will be available throughout the event,’

Crowd favourite, ‘Night Glow’ event will This is where all the balloons will be stationary at the launching field, and will be lit-up with an accompaniment of music and lights. For families, bring your kids out to the fun zone, with selections of fun & rides made available. There will be water orb, roller orb, hamster orb, petting zoo, inflatables, trampoline, reverse bungee and ‘bull ride’.

Busking of local bands, workshop and official launch and firework display will also be some good reasons to visit Georgetown, this time around!

Date: 1 to 2 February 2020

Venue: Padang Polo, Georgetown, Penang

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