This year’s feature shape balloon is “Tico” the Sloth.
Tico normally resides in the US. Local pilot Craig Farrell will be flying Tico during the Balloon Spectacular.
Unfortunately you cannot book a flight with Tico. He’s just here to be viewed.
For Spectators there are good views from around the lake and from the Arboretum. The majority of the balloons will launch from or near the Patrick White Lawns in the Parliamentary triangle. Some days the launch site may be changed due to wind conditions. Go to the Enlighten Canberra webpage or listen to the local radio (ABC666 or MIX106.3) for updates. The balloons are scheduled to fly daily, WEATHER PERMITTING!! Balloon inflation from 6.15am, launch around 7am.