Wairarapa Balloon Festival - Easter 2022


Thu 14th - Mon 18 Apr 2022

Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds

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Ticketing: Public

Parking site

Clareville Showgrounds
New Zealand

Max vehicle capacity (approx): 500

This magical five day festival promises to be fun for the whole family, with glorious balloons filling the wonderful Wairarapa skies. Balloons will take off from a different local town each morning. Look up and be in awe of their beauty. 

Make sure you’re part of the pinnacle event - the Night Glow - on Saturday 16 April.  The 2022 Glow will be bigger and brighter than ever before, with 6 hours of action-packed entertainment, kicking off from 4pm. See a parachutist jump out of a hot air balloon, watch the laser light displays and drone racing, soak up the live music and entertainment, and feast on the delicious range of food and beverages from over 40 food trucks. Then, see the line-up of balloons light up the night to music, providing a spectacular finale.

The 2022 Night Glow promises to be a joyful and vibrant extravaganza that’s not to be missed. 

There will be a dedicated area for campervans, motorhomes and caravans right in the centre of the action. These sites are exclusively available for Night Glow ticket holders, for just $10 per night (this is a special price for NZMCA members).

Tickets, including family packages and campsites, are on sale from 1st December 2021 with earlybird ticketing from 1-31 December 2021. 

Campsites are limited to 500, so make sure you book your tickets and campsite early to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to secure tickets to the Night Glow, click here 

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

The Wairarapa Balloon Festival is bound to attract a crowd, so we suggest you make plans early to park your motorhome/caravan and spend Easter 2022 right in the centre of the action. 

  • These sites are exclusively available for Night Glow ticket holders, for just $10 per night per vehicle. This is a special price for NZMCA members.
  • Tickets, including family packages, are on sale from 1st December (earlybird ticketing from 1-31 December 2021).
  • This amazing deal is available from Tuesday, 12th April through to Tuesday, 19th April 2022. 
  • You are welcome to arrive from 2pm onwards on your chosen arrival day.
  • You must vacate by 10am on your chosen departure date.
  • Pets are welcome in the parking area but are strictly prohibited at the night glow event. Pets must be on a lead at all times and cleaned up after.
  • This parking is separate from the advertised Clareville camping area. Please note you must be certified self-contained to park here as there are no facilities available.

For further information please contact [email protected]


Night Glow tickets available through Eventfinda