Balloon Fiesta in Kosice, Slovakia – one of the best events in the country
Kosice is known as being one of the most beautiful cities in Slovakia. Visiting it is an adventure and wonderful experience itself, but visiting the city during one of the best events that occur here annually is the icing on the cake! And Balloon Fiesta – Hot air ballooning is definitely one of the events you should really go to!
We look forward to seeing it every year as it is really unique and only such event in Slovakia. To be honest I only knew Capadoccia in Turkey as the other place with hot-air ballooning but I was searching for some other places around Europe and found a few more.
Balloon Fiesta in Kosice – 25. anniversary in 2018
The Balloon Fiesta in Kosice is a traditional event that has been repeated in the city 25 times already, every year in June since 1993. An event is several days long, usually starts with evening flight on Wednesday and ends with a morning flight on Saturday.
This year (2018) there was a picnic area with some activities for children, snack bars, an evening summer cinema and, of course, a balloon launch area. You could try walking through the balloon, admire classic cars, see balloonists passing the city centre, try an anchored balloon flight, enjoy night glow with fireworks and a lot more!
Unfortunately, this year’s Fiesta ended last Saturday but we can already look forward to enjoying it next year again. As always, Balloon Fiesta in Kosice will be a big event worth attending! See you there! 🙂
What other events are held in Kosice?
Did you miss Balloon Fiesta? Don’t worry! It is not the only event held in Kosice, there are several others that should not be overlooked as well!
- Košice City Day Celebration with Cassovia Retro – classic cars meeting and countless other events (end of April and beginning of May)
- Košice Peace Marathon – oldest marathon in Europe – first Sunday in October
- Christmas Markets – December
- Rušňoparáda – train parade for train lovers – April
- White Night – the light effects show
And if you still want to see some other places in Slovakia, check our article about Best places to visit in Slovakia.