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


Give as a Gift
Over 870 bought
Limited quantity available

In a Nutshell


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.

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.<p>

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.<p>

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<p>

  1. A


    5 Chemin de l'Aéroport

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


    Get Directions

Outdoor festivals designed to encourage you to take advantage of the good weather
Stuff that the kids will enjoy
Extraordinary "bucket list" opportunities, such as skydiving and helicopter tours