2022 Hudson Hot Air Affair :: February 4-6, 2022
Taste of Hot Air Affair
Join us on Saturday, January 29 from 7 - 11 pm for the Taste of Hot Air Affair S’Mores and More, Balloons Galore Edition at Camp St. Croix - RCU Discovery Center, 345 Riverview Drive in Hudson. Organized by the Hudson Lions Club. Tickets available on the Hot Air Affair Square site.
St. Croix River Dunk
Smoosh Board Competition
Real-Time Flight Information
Thank you for visiting. Please check back here next year during Hot Air Affair (on February 5 & 6, 2022) for the latest announcement on weather and flight information.
We ask for your cooperation at the launch field – No alcohol, No smoking, No Drones and only service animals, please.
Tentative Launch Schedule
Saturday, Feburary 5th Morning Launch is scheduled for 7:35 a.m.
Saturday, Feburary 5th Afternoon Launch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feburary 6th Morning Launch is scheduled for 7:35 a.m.
(All inflations and flights are weather dependent.)
Ideal Flight Conditions:
- Light winds less than 6 mph
- Good visibility
- Sunshine or if cloudy, high cloud ceilings
Unfavorable Flight Conditions:
- Too strong wind, over 8 mph OR no wind at all
- Poor visibility or low cloud ceilings
- Snow or rain
Hot air balloons depend on different weather factors, including wind speeds, visibility, temperature. Lean more >
Check the FAQs page for more information about hot air balloons and Hudson Hot Air Affair.
Hudson Hot Air Affair Sponsors & Partner Balloon Companies
Hudson Hot Air Affair 2022 Sponsorships are Full
Balloon Rides with Partner Balloon Companies
Hudson Hot Air Affair is a spectator event with balloons sponsored by area businesses. No hot air balloon rides are sold during the event.
If you are interested in purchasing a balloon ride, Hot Air Affair partner balloon companies offer rides year-round (weather permitting).
Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloon Rides http://www.aamodtsballoons.com/
Stillwater Balloons https://stillwaterballoons.com/
Lesmeister Balloon Company https://www.facebook.com/Lesmeister-Balloon-Company-1492577431034277/
Hudson Hot Air Affair COVID-19 Notice:
The Hudson Hot Air Affair committee is planning the annual Hot Air Affair event on February 4 - 6, 2022. The committee is making changes to the event, keeping the health and safety of the community in mind. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust the event to comply with the CDC, state and local recommendations.