Hot Air Balloon Festival to be Held in Prelog in September

By 13 August 2022

ZAGREB, 13 August, 2022 - A hot air balloon festival will be held by the River Drava in Prelog on September 2-4, and visitors will be able to enjoy balloon flights, an exhibition and lectures about the history and future of hot air balloon flying, the event's organisers said on Saturday.

Ljubomir Kolarek, the mayor of the northern town of Prelog, said that more than 300 tethered rides will be organised for visitors.

The organisers expect the event to feature 10-15 hot air balloons as well as pilots from the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia and Brazil.

Speaking on behalf of the organisers, Igor Mikloušić said that hot air balloon events had been organised across Croatia for more than 30 years.

Registration for free tethered rides will be possible as of 29 August on the festival's Facebook account and web site.