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Tips for Families
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Because it is the greatest family event in Québec, by day and night, we want to give you tips about all the services that will fill your family’s experience at the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu with magic!

Take full advantage of our festival to find your inner child!

OPENING HOURS

The site opens at noon on Week-Ends and at 2:30 pm Monday to Friday. 

DROP-OFF AREA

There will be a Drop-off area at Pierre-Trahan park, at the intersection of Frontenac and Vaudreuil streets. Parents will be able to safely drop off and pick up their children next to the event. To ensure a safe crossing of boulevard Gouin, there will be increased police surveillance.

SERVICE CENTER

INFANT’S CORNER AND THE WET WIPE CORNER 

Location: Behind the Food Truck Zone

Designed specifically for festival going parents and toddlers on the site of the International Balloon Festival, the Infant’s Corner provides with: private nursing rooms, changing tables, microwave ovens, access to wash cloths, and all equipment to give visitors with young children a worry-free experience (diapers – wipes – antibacterial gel). The services of St. John Ambulance will also be available at the Centre.

BLOCK PARENT

Location: Main entrance

Always aiming to better serve festival goers, the Service Center will be placed at the entrance of the event site and offer wheelchairs. Services of Block Parents will also be integrated into the Service Centre. You will be able to identify your children to maximize their safety.

INFORMATION BOOTHS

 Details to come.

 ATMs

ATMs are available on the site of the International Balloon Festival to make your banking transactions accessible in the heart of the festivities.

CHILDREN CARTS LENDING

Carts for children are available at the main entrance. 

FOOD SERVICES

LODGING

Discover our Affordable Play-and-Stay Family Packages, offered in partnership with various hotels, motels and campings in the region to make the most of your experience at the greatest family event in Canada, day and night!