Hororata Glow Festival


Sat 8th May 2021

Hororata Domain
61 Hororata Road

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Hororata Domain
61 Hororata Rd
New Zealand

Hororata Community Set to Glow!

The Hororata community is inviting people to Glow with them again this May when the hugely popular Hororata Glow Festival returns.

This festival is all about giving people a positive experience, that boost we all need going into winter. We want everyone to GLOW! Ballooning Canterbury has partnered with the Trust again and they have invited hot air balloon crews from all over New Zealand to take part in the Night Glow, which will again be the main feature of the festival. This the only event in the South Island where people can experience hot air balloons glowing in unison to music. New for 2021 following the Night Glow will be a dramatic laser light show wowing the crowd with DJ Craig Shaw cranking the tunes.

Activities and entertainment

The festival surrounding the Night Glow and light show will be magical. “One of the standout activities is the chance to walk inside a giant hot air balloon and chat to the pilots, this was really popular last event so people need to arrive early to experience this. The glowing fairground and glow circus will be back as well as fun new area the UV art zone.

The University of Canterbury will be running interactive science demonstrations and people will be able to visit the Mitre 10 warm up zone. The Hororata Glow Festival will host a range of stalls, different to a craft market, more focused on food, produce and stocking up for winter. There will be a range of food vendors offering a multi-cultural feast.

The Hororata Glow Festival is all about our community. It provides a platform for community groups to fundraise from but it also showcases our wonderful district and all it has to offer. This will be a much-needed boost for all of us!

Ticketing - on sale NOW (no gate sales in 2021)

Early bird discounted adult tickets on sale 8th March – save 25%. - Early bird tickets are limited so don’t delay secure yours now!

Early Bird Adult ticket only $15.38 each

All ticket purchasers will go in the draw to win a balloon flight for four people with Ballooning Canterbury. Valued at $1580.00. T’s and C’s apply.

Get 1 free school-age child with every paying adult!

  • Adult  – $21.50
  • For every adult ticket, you receive a school-age child ticket for free
  • Addition school-age child – $5.12
  • Pre-school children are free (under 5 years)
  • School-age is any child who attends school – 5 – 17 years

There will be no gate sales. All tickets will be sold to the event through Eventfinda and will be limited to 10,000 people.

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

A great trip away for the family!

Overnight parking available in the Hororata Domain for fully self-contained motorhomes. Entry through Gate C from 4pm Friday 7th of May. Please leave the parking area by noon Monday the 10th of May, 2021.

Hororata Community Trust would appreciate a $10 donation per vehicle, per night.