Don't get dinged for car rental insurance you don't need or damage you didn't cause! Learn more.

Crown of Maine Balloon Fest

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 5:30am

Northern Maine Fairgrounds
84 Mechanic Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Aroostook County is steeped in ballooning history. In 1978, the Double Eagle II launched from Presque Isle and made the first successful crossing of the Atlantic.  In 1984, Joe Kittinger became the first person to make the solo Transatlantic balloon journey, launching from Caribou.  In 2013 Jonathan Trappe launched his attempted trans-Atlantic balloon flight using 365 individual helium balloons and established a world record for distance, when he landed in Newfoundland. 

Mass Ascension - Balloon flights are weather dependant

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster

More from AARP in Presque Isle

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Presque Isle
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW