Montgolfières International Balloon Festival on August 10–18 (Up to Half Off)

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

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When the Montgolfier brothers invented the hot-air balloon in 1783, they hoped to match the bird's ability to travel by flight and roast marshmallows 3,000 feet above ground. Admire man-made fowl with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

  • $15 for one single-day adult ticket to Montgolfières International Balloon Festival (up to a $30 value)
  • When: August 10–18
  • Where: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • General admission
  • Gate time: 1:30 p.m. on Monday–Friday; 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Hot-air-balloon rides are not included with tickets.
  • Click here to see the daily schedule of events.

Groupon holders must print out and present their voucher to be admitted. Admission for children two and younger is free; admission for children 3–12 is $8.

Montgolfières International Balloon Festival

  • What it is: nine days of live music, hot-air balloons, and family activities
  • How close it is: approximately 20 minutes from Montreal
  • Some of the musical acts: Taio Cruz (Saturday, August 10, at 9 p.m.), Owl City (Wednesday, August 14, at 9:15 p.m.), Roger Hodgson of Supertramp (Friday, August 16, at 9 p.m.)
  • Where you've heard Taio Cruz: the British R&B-tinged pop crooner has lent his pipes to singles "Dynamite" and "Break Your Heart," which features Ludacris
  • His awards: AMA's 2010 Breakthrough Artist; Billboard's Top Hot 100 Song in 2011
  • Who Owl City is: the musical outlet of platinum-earning Adam Young
  • His hits: "Fireflies" and "Umbrella Beach"
  • Where else you've heard his music: the soundtracks to Wreck-It Ralph and The Smurfs 2, alongside Carly Rae Jepsen in "Good Time"
  • Some of Supertramp's greatest hits featuring Roger Hodgson's crystal-clear tenor: "Dreamer," "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home"
  • Who else will perform: Charles Aznavour
  • How you know him: as one of France's most popular singers, a national hero of Armenia, Officer of the National Order of Quebec
  • Anything else? he's a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a three-time Edison Award winner
  • Is that it? he also collaborated with Edith Piaf, Fred Astaire, and Frank Sinatra
  • Shapes that hot-air balloons can come in: the traditional upside-down teardrop, a giant daisy, a fire hydrant, a beehive, a hummingbird, despair
  • Family activities on hand: an entertainment zone with face-painting, an obstacle course, and a balloon booth; History in 3D, an interactive art exhibit on the War of 1812; the Kik Challenge, featuring soccer and Kik yogurt

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    Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    5 Chemin de l'Aéroport

    Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 7B5

    450-347-9555

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Taio Cruz, Owl City, and Charles Aznavour set the soundtrack for nine days of hot-air balloons, family activities, and music

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 18th, 2013. Limit 8/person. Groupon not redeemable with mobile app; must print voucher. Redeem on day of event for a ticket at festival entrance. Must show valid ID matching name provided at check-out at Montgolfières International Balloon Festival. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Montgolfieres' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Gates open at 1:30pm Monday-Fridays; 12pm on Saturdays & Sundays. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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