2022 Hudson Hot Air Affair :: February 4-6, 2022

Hudson Hot Air Affair announces its 2022 theme: "S'mores and More, Balloons Galore"
Mark your calendar for the Hudson Hot Air Balloon Rally and Winter Festival on Feb 4-5-6, 2022.
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Taste of Hot Air Affair

Taste of HHAAJoin 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

St Croix River DunkRegister your team now for the St. Croix River Dunk on Saturday, February 5 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Lakefront Park Beach.  Sponsored by the Hudson Rotary Club to raise funds for St. Croix Valley non-profits and clubs. For details and to register your team, visit Facebook.com/SaintCroixRiverDunk.

Smoosh Board Competition

Smoosh BoardTime to start practicing for the Smoosh Board Competition on Saturday, February 5,  1 pm at the E.P. Rock school grounds. Hot Air Affair’s wackiest winter sport with 4 people on smoosh boards. To register your team contact John Knutson at 651-210-7858 or jknutson1535@gmail.com.

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.) 


RE/MAX Inflate


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.

Balloon Launch

Hudson Hot Air Affair Sponsors & Partner Balloon Companies

Hudson Hot Air Affair 2022 Sponsorships are Full

See our Sponsors page for more information about becoming a sponsor in 2023 or visit our About Us page to lean more about volunteering.

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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/

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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.