There is a huge range of entertainment at the Hororata Glow Festival. Check out our programme to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Saturday 13th May 2023

Car Park Opens: 2.30pm Gates Open: 3pm

Please note this programme is subject to change.

Live Music on The Breeze Stage

3pm – Duncan Chisholm
4.15pm – Bad Revivals
Following the Balloon Night Glow – Capitol City


3pm – 5pm – Cold Inflated Balloon Walk (weather dependent)

3pm – 5pm – Noddy Train Rides

3pm – 5pm – Face Painting at the Fairy Tree

3pm – 8pm – Egg Academy UV Experience in the Interislander tent

3pm – 8pm – Ballooning Canterbury Balloon Interactive area.  Have your photo taken in The Breeze photo basket to be in to win a balloon flight! Meet the balloon pilots and crews. Buy a balloon flight voucher for a great discounted price today only. This area will close for a time when balloon crews are busy GLOWING!

3pm – 8pm – UC Balloon Science Activities & Demos

3pm – 8pm – Mitre 10 Mega Warm-Up Zone

3pm – 8pm  –Discover the sky with the Canterbury Astronomical Society

3pm – 8pm – Target Shooting with the Hororata Target Shooting Club

3pm – 8pm – Event Hire Fairground

3pm – 8pm – Stalls Open: food – sampling – shopping

4.15pm       – UC weather balloon release

7.00pm       – Draw the Interislander Colour In Competition

HOT AIR BALLOON NIGHT GLOW anytime from 5.00pm*

Entertainment following the Glow

Fairies Come Alive Dance – TM Dance World

Glowing Entertainers – Airborne Fire, Lynx Flows and Kitty Strawberry LED Circus Performer

Event Close: 8.00pm

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*The weather and wind may affect when the Night Glow happens and the length of the performance. 5.00pm is the earliest time the Night Glow could happen. The Night Glow performance duration will be weather dependent.  The balloons will not leave the ground at any point during the performance. The event could be postponed to Sunday the 14th May, this decision will be made by 8pm Friday 12th May.