Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany
Watching the balloons
- Balloons liftoff from the south end of Timber Linn Park.
- Liftoff is promptly at 6:45 a.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, weather permitting.
- No smoking, no dogs, no flying of drones on balloon field.
Riding in a balloon
- Rides are available for $225 per person.
- For more information or to sign up for a ride, click here.
Festival goers who want to take Young Eagles flights or visit the variety of displays at Albany Municipal Airport can get there on the Les Schwab trolley. The trolley will loop between the two venues from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, stopping at the park at the top of the hour and 30 minutes after the hour and the airport at 15 minutes past and 15 minutes to the hour. Trolley rides are free.
The Night Glow is full of joy and amazement for the entire family: brilliantly-colored balloons tower over the crowd, lighting up the night sky.
Half a dozen balloons participate in one of the Festival’s most popular events, the Night Glow on Friday at dusk, weather permitting. Balloon pilots and crews set up the colorful fabric envelopes in open area on the east side of Timber-Linn Park, inflate them with hot air while tethered to the ground, and illuminate them in a series of patterns.
- 24 foot Rock Climbing Wall
- Giant Sandbox
- Sensory Tables for Toddlers
- Paint on a full size car
- Crafts (change every few hours)
- Home Depot kits
- Physical Activities
- Mobile Reptile Unit
Friday, August 26; 4-7pm
Saturday, August 27; 10am – 5pm
Sunday, August 28; 11am – 3pm
- Car Show
Location: Timber-Linn Memorial Park in Albany
Fees:Visitors to the Northwest Art & Air Festival will pay $5 to park at Timber-Linn Memorial Park or the Linn County Expo Center. Parking fees will be charged on all three days.