Hudson Hot Air Affair

Hudson, WI 54016


Hudson Hot Air Affair announces the theme “Bringing Fun to 2021” for our annual hot air balloon rally and winter festival on February in Hudson, WI. With a legacy of 32 years, the Hot Air Affair is a family tradition for many of our participants, our sponsors and the community.

The 2021 event will be a hybrid, including added virtual programing with balloons in the air, an evening drive through balloon glow and candlestick event and lots of fun. Some of the in-person events will not be possible, so we are working on creating virtual versions of these events. Some of the events will be presented in a different format, like the balloon glow and candlestick as a drive-thru event. We are partnering with the River Channel (Hudson/North Hudson community Access Television) to add virtual programs including film live video of balloon launches and the balloon glow and candlestick event.

The Hot Air Affair usually attracts about 30 to 35 balloons; however, we expect about half that many will be able to participate with private pop-up launches around Hudson, weather permitting. While there won’t be any public launch field access, there will be balloons in the air. The Hot Air Affair committee is working to bring some FUN to 2021.

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