Add another to the list of things canceled because of COVID, the Adirondack Balloon Festival will not be happening this year.

According to officials, posted to CBS 6, the Adirondack Balloon Festival will be canceled this year. The festival was scheduled for September 17th to the 20th.

Mark Donahue, president of the festival’s board of directors says that “The most important part in planning in an event of this magnitude is safety. Safety is not only for our balloon pilots, but also includes our spectators, law enforcement, public works, fire and rescue staff, vendors, volunteers, musical acts and landowners in the region.”

Their hope is the same as yours that the festival will be able to come back for 2021 and they are already looking into it. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a not-for-profit organization run strictly by volunteers who rely on the community for funding. They’re concerned about the funding for next year but hope some fall fundraising opportunities will cover what they need. Add it to your calendar already, the dates for the 2021 Adirondack Balloon Festival will be Sept. 23-26, 2021.

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