Hudson Hot Air Affair, the premier winter ballooning event and winter festival in the Midwest, has added virtual and drive-thru events for 2021. Typically it’s been held in January so it’s a little later this year and of course as expected, it comes with some changes for 2021. You can find the full list of changes on their website linked below, as well as the planned schedule of events.
Head to Hudson, Wisconsin along the beautiful St. Croix River for Hudson Hot Air Affair, the premier winter ballooning event and winter festival in the Midwest. This family friendly 2021 event will be a hybrid, including activities such as:
Virtual programing with balloons in the air,
An evening drive through balloon glow and candlestick event and lots of fun.
Some of the in-person events will not be possible, so they are working on creating virtual versions of these events. Some of the events will be presented in a different format, like the balloon glow and candlestick as a drive-thru event.
The complete schedule of events can be found here on their website. The weather can and many times does affect the schedule for balloons so make sure to check their website for updates.
The Hot Air Affair usually attracts about 30 to 35 balloons; however, we expect about half that many will be able to participate with private pop-up launches around Hudson, weather permitting. While there won’t be any public launch field access, there will be balloons in the air.