Bringing Fun to 2021

by | Feb 2021

Hudson Hot Air Affair

Photos: Hudson Hot Air Affair

Even though many events had to be canceled or postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, the Hudson Hot Air Affair (HHAA) committee decided to proceed with year’s event, but with some changes in order to protect the health and safety of the community.

This year’s theme for the annual hot air balloon rally and winter festival is “Bringing Fun to 2021.”

With a legacy of 32 years, the Hudson Hot Air Affair is a family tradition for many participants, sponsors and the community. “People have had a really challenging year and we feel it’s important to bring some fun to families and the Hudson community,” says Michelle Webb, HHAA president.

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. The committee expects about half of the typical 30-35 hot air balloon teams to participate with pop-up launches around Hudson, weather permitting. While there won’t be any public launch field access, live video coverage of the pop-up launches will be an addition to this year’s event.

The committee asks that visitors please be sure to mask-up, physical distance and enjoy the Hudson Hot Air Affair responsibly.

Hudson Hot Air Affair

February 5-7
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Announcements and the latest details will be posted as they become available.


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