Any age would appreciate the hugeness of the brilliant balloons. Our toddlers spent the next week say "balloon, up, up".
It was fun watching the balloons inflate. I recommend getting there before the official launch by a half hour or so to get a decent parking spot and watch this process for a bit.
Watching the balloons launch into the crisp, clear morning air is stunning, but -a warning- it was COLD. The warming area is inside the elementary school and quite effective at warming, but does not afford a view of the balloons. We watched the balloons inflate for a bit, went inside to eat and drink warm things, and then returned back outside for the launch.
In general, I would wait until your kiddos are more preschool aged unless you hit upon a warmer winter day. Regardless, bundle in lots of layers. Warm socks, boots, warm pants and/or snowpants, layered tops and warm coat, scarf, hat. You and your child(ren) will enjoy the experience more if you are dressed for the cold, morning winter temperatures.
- Being a festival, there are a variety of events, including several launches (assuming the weather cooperates). The official fest lasts all weekend (see their website for complete schedule).
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