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Canberra Balloon Spectacular
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Genre Hot air balloon festival
Date(s) March
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Canberra
Inaugurated 1987
Attendance 32,000 (2014)

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular, formerly known as Canberra Balloon Festival, is an annual hot air balloon festival that takes place at the lawns of the old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Each year in March, approximately 50 hot air balloons launch daily at dawn over the two week festival from the forecourt of Old Parliament House and float over Canberra.

Some of the unusual balloons that have participated in the festival over the years include a pair of dancing honey bees, Vincent Van Gogh’s head, a windmill, a tropical tree, a turtle, the Skywhale, a Scottish bagpiper, a hummingbird and a frog. The event is complete with on site entertainment, activities and food and drink.

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