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5 March 2018
Cambridge will get its own taste of Balloons Over Waikato later this month when the iconic Hamilton-based event sends hot air balloons out to Lake Karāpiro.
At least five balloons will be at the Mighty River Domain from 5pm – 8pm on Friday 23 March. They include the unique Resene Colour Fun for Everyone family; a trio of three balloons which fly together.
The Balloons Visit Waipā event, supported by Waipa District Council, is free to enter. In addition to the hot air balloons there will be amusement rides including a tea cup ride, mini merry-go-round, inflatable obstacle course and inflatable castle. Food and drink vendors are likely be on site.
A rare opportunity to see a hot air balloon from the inside-out will require a gold coin donation with all money going to Rotary International.
The balloons are likely to start inflating at about 6pm, providing a stunning lakeside spectacle.
Waipa District Council staff will be at the event, encouraging Waipā residents to share their thoughts on the Council's spending plans for the next decade.
Cambridge and Tokoroa are the only two Waikato towns being visited as part of the Balloons Over Waikato festival this year.