Living incredible experiences fill you with life, it is your opportunity to enjoy one of them and here in “León Balloon Festival 2022, everything you need to know“, we give you the details…
For some years, about 20 to be exact, the first International Balloon Festival was held in León in December, with 25 hot air balloons that filled the city’s sky with color.
Two years later, in 2004, those 25 became 40 and in 2006 they added 80, and the event will continue to surprise even more, since, on the occasion of the celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico and 100 years of the Revolution , the FIG León joins the celebrations with the motto “200 years, 200 Balloons”.
As the number of balloons increased, the call grew with participants from all over the world who came to show incredible balloons with fascinating colors and shapes, dressing up the sky of the beautiful León de Guanajuato.
With such a beautiful show, the number of people who wanted to admire it grew and it was reason enough for new proposals to be added with activities on the day and live concerts by renowned Mexican and international artists.
After this little preview of what this balloon festival means in the state of Guanajuato, let’s see what this edition of the León Balloon Festival 2022 surprises us with.
When is FIG 2022?
The calendar of the León Balloon Festival 2022 is almost ready, the date for the current year is already confirmed and will be from November 18 to 21; you still have time to organize a nice getaway for a couple of days and enjoy a wonderful experience.
Where is the 2022 León Balloon Festival held?
The 2022 International Balloon Festival takes place in the city of León, Guanajuato, which for 4 days will have, for a few hours, its sky full of beautiful decorations.
The exact place of your appointment will be the Metropolitan Park, located less than 20 minutes from downtown, which for those dates is preparing to receive thousands of visitors who come enthusiastically to enjoy such an important celebration.
The Metropolitan Park is a protected natural area of 362 hectares of green area that is frequented by the inhabitants of the city to practice sports, ride a bicycle, there are spaces with games for children, a little train to explore the place, you can also go kayaking by the dam and has several food areas, among many other attractions that can be enjoyed all year round.
As the park is quite large, surely a guide map can be used that indicates the areas where the event will take place and the different entry points, to obtain it you can enter this link.
What to see in FIG 2022?
FIG 2022 is the largest event of its kind in Latin America and the third most important worldwide, as such, it attracts thousands of visitors who come excited to enjoy the beauty of the Leonese sky, which is filled with magic during those days.
Every year the organizers of this incredible event strive to surprise visitors, always prioritizing making improvements compared to previous editions and many of the attendees who have been part of previous editions testify to this.
The festival extends for 4 days in a row, starting each day very early, at 5 in the morning the doors of the property open.
Of course, the first thing you will see are those people who carry their huge hot air balloons and work so that the stars of the day put on their best show.
In the morning you can admire more than 200 balloons, with the most varied colors and shapes that, little by little, will take off creating beautiful postcards in the sky.
At night, when the sun goes down, the balloons return to the aerodrome and this time they are already anchored to the ground to be part of the beautiful scenery of the night events.
The FIG is not only a hot air balloon event, it is also an opportunity to enjoy an incredible day outdoors, having fun with activities for the whole family, there is a cultural exhibition, spaces to shop for beautiful souvenirs and places to eat delicious snacks enjoying a pleasant atmosphere; shows and concerts by artists from all over the world are also part of the proposal.
Who are the artists that will be at FIG 2022?
At the moment, the calendar of the León Balloon Festival 2022, published on the official FIG website, only mentions that on November 18, 19, 20 and 21 the activity starts at 6:30 in the morning with the inflation and takeoff of 200 balloons.
In the evening, at 7:00 p.m., the Magical Night begins, with many proposals within the FIG aerodrome grounds in the Metropolitan Park.
Arriving at 8:00 p.m., it will be time to enjoy the show of the day, although we would love to tell you what the grid is, the reality is that on the official Facebook of the FIG they indicate that only in September will the artists be announced.
On Monday 21, FIG 2022 says goodbye until next year after the balloons are inflated and taken off.
How much do tickets cost for the International Balloon Festival 2022 in León?
One more important piece of information is to know what the cost of tickets to FIG 2022 will be, as well as the grid of invited artists, it is not yet available.
However, we can take the prices of the year 2021 as a reference, the ticket at that time cost 253 final pesos; It can be said that, for the characteristics of the event, the price is quite accessible.
Let’s see how much the ticket for FIG 2022 will cost, anyway, you have time to save.
Surely once the list of artists is reported, they will announce prices and places of purchase, which can be online or in the same place on the days of the event.
Another important fact is that your ticket is valid from the first hour of the event in the morning until the night that ends, which means that you can enjoy all the activities that take place during the day, you choose the time you decide to arrive.
In any case, there is an important detail to consider, your ticket does not allow re-entry, that is, once you leave the park, you cannot enter again, unless you buy a new ticket.
Tips to enjoy the big event
León is a very beautiful city and is always visited by tourists who enjoy getting to know the city, and although the hotel capacity is very good, the demand for rooms for the León Balloon Festival is high, so it is always good to anticipate and look for good accommodation with time.
The Metropolitan Park is 15 minutes from downtown so you can find a good accommodation in that area and whether you have a car or a taxi you can get around very easily. The other option is to look for accommodation closer to the park and you may find some options near the Plaza Mayor shopping center.
If you are sweet blooded, as the grandmothers say, and mosquitoes bite you often, bring repellent, you will need it.
Wear comfortable clothes and something warm; Above all, the shoes must be very comfortable since you are going to be standing for a long time and the walks are long.
The Metropolitan Park is very large, so it is good to keep in mind that to get to the aerodrome, it is best to access via Avenida de las Amazonas.
In the park there is an option of camping spaces, if you like this alternative, you can consult upon arrival.