MyBalloon Fiesta is the new name for the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.It will take place from 10-12 March 2017 at a new venue, Desa Park City in Kuala Lumpur although morning flight sessions will still take place in Putrajaya.
This is what you can expect.
What to Expect
- MyBalloonClub is a members only package which includes tethered hot air balloon rides. A tethered ride means that the hot air balloon remains anchored to the ground and does not fly around freely but you do get the experience of seeing the burners ignite and you are lifted into the air. The package includes jazz performances, buffet breakfast and free admission to the evening session of the Fiesta.
- Picnic Area making use of Desa Park City's green spaces to get a good view of events while relaxing and enjoying the food on offer.
- Many colourful hot air balloons in creative shapes and designs will take to the morning skies over Putrajaya throughout the 3 day event. On previous years there have been balloons shaped like Darth Vader, Felix the Cat, Garfield and other amazing designs. The balloons will be flying daily at 7:15am at Monumen Alaf Baru, Putrajaya and in the afternoons they will be back at Desa Park City in time for the Night Glow (where hot air balloons fly at night with their colours illuminated by their burners). Entrance starts at 6pm.
- A range of side activities is planned as in previous years.
From Friday 10th March until Sunday 12th March 2017.
4pm - 10pm.
Being an outdoor event, the scheduling is subject to weather conditions.
MyBalloon Club tickets are RM 300 including the breakfast, jazz performance, tethered balloon ride and general admission. Clearly the new management are aiming to take this event up-market and are targetting the corporate hospitality market.
Those of us without such deep pockets can buy early bird general admission tickets (balloon rides not included) for RM 16 adult and RM 11 child.
Or you can get up early and see the morning mass flight of balloons in Putrajaya free of charge.
The event takes place at Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur but morning mass flights will happen in Precinct 3, Putrajaya.
For map, transportation, parking and ticketing details please refer to the organisers' official website.