Hudson Hot Air Affair :: Hudson, WI
Hudson Hot Air Affair  ::  Hudson, Wisconsin   Hudson Hot Air Affair  ::  Hudson, Wisconsin

Hudson Hot Air Affair



Welcome to the 28th Annual


February 3-4-5, 2017

Paint the Sky

Join us in Hudson, Wisconsin along the beautiful St. Croix River for family friendly events such as an evening parade, hot air balloon launches, geocaching, shopping, smooshboarding, arts and crafts, hot air balloon moon glow and great food just to name a few. Check out the complete schedule of events.


Hot Air Affair is run entirely by volunteers and funded by our generous sponsors. Join the fun! See sponsors/volunteers page for more information



Featured Events:


Saturday, January 21, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  BREAKFAST PAINTINGFOR KIDS at Dicks Bar & Grill, 111 Walnut Street. Come have breakfast and see a hot air balloon basket - kick off the 2017 Hot Air Affair with a free art event for the kids.


Saturday, January 21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. COUNT DOWN EVENT at FAMILY FRESH MARKET. Food sampling, entertainment, see a balloon basket up close. Register to win prizes, including a balloon ride in the Family Fresh hot air balloon during HAA 2017.




Get your cameras ready. Take photos during the Hudson Hot Air Affair and you could win a prize! Sponsored by PressEnter!

View and Print the Rules and Registration Form (PDF)


Sat. 2/4/17 at 10 a.m.

View and Print the 2017 HHA Up, Up & Away 5K Registration Form (PDF)


View the 2016 Up, Up & Away 5K Race Results (PDF)

Get Your Tickets Now!

TASTE OF HOT AIR AFFAIR - GONE WITH THE WINDZ EDITION, Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Hudson House Grand Hotel. Enjoy spirits, wine and beer tastings, along with appetizers and live music. Silent auction with proceeds to Operation Help. Admission. More info here.

Click here to a video of "Western Wisconsin Journal Hot Air Affair 2016" and learn about the Hudson Hot Air Affair's 2016 theme of "Paint the Sky" that celebrates art.
Thanks to
Hudson/North Hudson Community Access TV



Real-Time Flight Information 


Thanks for visiting. This site will be updated for the 2017 event around Christmas of 2016. Please check back later for the latest announcement on weather and flight information.


-- Follow Us  

We'll also update flight information before scheduled balloon launches on Saturday and Sunday of the event on facebook and twitter.

@hotairaffair on HAA on Twitter


-- How To Get There 

Directions to EP Rock School (Launch Field)
340 13th St S , Hudson, WI   [ view expanded map & get directions ]

Click for Larger Map & Directions

From MN ? 94 East, Exit 1, Right on Coulee Road, Left at 4-way stop, Right on Summer St to EP Rock School.

From Stillwater - Hwy 35 S, Left on Coulee Road, Left at 4-way stop, Right on Summer St to EP Rock School.

From WI - 94 West, Exit 2, North, West on Frontage Road, Right at 4-way stop, Right on Summer St to EP Rock School.

Launch Field (EP Rock School) Regulations:
• No Alcohol • No Smoking • No Drones • Only Service Animals Please
Thank you for your cooperation.



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