The biggest ballooning festival in Latin America is coming !

Five days of thrilling competitions , unforgettable concerts and lots of fun ! Bring everybody and set your schedule for the 33rd edition of the International Ballooning Festival of Torres.

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The festival will offer sports balloons events and unusual shaped balloon presentations, that'll make the party even more fun and colorful. Without forgetting the much awaited Night Glow, where all the pilots gather around and iluminate the night up by the machines blowtorches.

When the evening falls, balloons gather 'round to cheer up the crew in a contagious rhytm of lights, sounds and lots of propane burning ! Nobody will want to miss the chance of taking a closer look of those machines.

For having 30 years of history, Torres is considered the national capital of Balooning and continental reference on the modality.

Pilots from various countries come to join the party and go for the desirable prizes the sport offers.

It's obvious that the most thrilling Festival of all needs to occur in a propitious scenario, and Torres is perfect for that !

Pilots and tourists agree with that and define the city as one of the most perfect scenario for Balooning.

The landscape that mixes rockwalls on the sea, dunes, parks and ecological reserves with Gaúcha highlands and is simply breath taking.

The Ballooning Festival of Torres had its beginning on Febanana 1989, an agricultural event that happened in the city, and in the second edition offered hot air balloons as a way of divulgation. 

With so much success, the balloons deserved an event on its own: The 1st Southern Brazil Ballooning Festival. The festival took shape on every new edition and now is the biggest reference of tourist attraction in town - without forgetting the beaches, of course.

HISTORIC GALLERY - 33 YEARS OF BALLOONING IN TORRES

HOW TO ARRIVE

Click on the " Routes " icon on the map for the best route to the park.

Odilo Webber Rodrigues Park Castelo Branco Ave

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Conheça as provas do Balonismo

Get to know a little better how ballooning tasks work. Once you understand them , you will love the sport even more .

Essas são as provas que podem ser escolhidas pelos pilotos e juízes durante o evento. As provas são definidas pouco antes do início, de acordo com as condições climáticas no dia e horário definidos.

HARE AND HOUNDS ( HH )

The competitors follow a single balloon ( the hare) and try to drop a marker the closest to the X shaped target launched by the hare, no more than 2 meters into the wind direction relative to the basket after landing. The remaining balloons ( hounds) search for the hare´s landing spot and drop a marker or the target. Points are awarded based on the closest distance to the target distance.

KEY TASK

In this task , the key to a 0 km car is fixed a the top of mast 20 t0 30 ft off the ground. All competitors take off from a minimum distance of 3 kilometers from the mast and the main goal is, without touching the ground , grab the car keys using the hands. That´s the most thrilling event, once the pilots fly pretty close to the ground to be able to get the key.

FLY IN ( FIN)

Competitors find their own launch areas and attempt to drop a marker close to a set goal or target. The result is the distance from the mark to the target, if displayed, or goal. Smallest result is best .


GORDON BENNETT MEMORIAL (GBM)

Competitors attempt tp drop a marker within scoring area( s) close to a set goal. The result is the distance from the mark to the target, if displayed, or goal. Smallest result is best.


MINIMUM DISTANCE (MDT)

Competitors attempt to drop a marker close to the common launch point, after flying a minimum set time. The result is the distance from the mark to the launch point. Smallest result is best.


CALCULATED RATE OF APPROACH TASK (CRAT)

Competitors attempt to drop a marker within a valid scoring area close to a set goal. The scoring area(s) will have unique times of validity. The result is the distance from the mark to the target , if displayed, or goal. Smallest result is best

JUDGE DECLARED GOAL (JDG)

Competitors attempt to drop a marker close to a set goal. The result is the distance from the mark to the target, if displayed, or goal. Smallest result is best .

FlyOn (FON)

Competitors attempt to drop a marker close to a goal selected and declared by them during flight. The result is the distance from the mark to the nearest valid declared goal. Smallest result is best. The competitor must write clearly on the previous marker the declared goal for fly on. If the previous marker is not dropped or no goal is written on the marker, the competitor will not achieve a result.

HESITATION WALTZ ( HWZ)

Competitors attempt to drop a marker close to one or several set of goals. The result is the distance from the mark to the nearest target, if displayed, or goal. Smallest result is best.

FESTIVAL SOVEREIGNS

Elected in 2019 to represent the 31st Balloonning Festival, for their excellent performance they were invited to keep their titles for the year 2020. With the 32nd edition of the event, they will again characterize the event and parade both the traditional garments of the sport and the dresses of the Sovereigns of the Torres International Ballooning Festival.

Nayara Helena de Jesus SilvaLaw student at ULBRA and Downtown resident, is the Queen of the International Ballooning Festival. Nayara was elected on the event that happened on february 23rd 2019, when the princesses Natália Mahailagraduated in Phisiotherapy by UFSC and a Centenario resident, and Neusa Lopes Flauzinostudent at the Instituto Estadual Marcilio Dias and resident at Vila Sao Joao were nominated. The contest took place on the Prainha, at the Borges de Medeiros square.

Campeões

1º Festival Sulbrasileiro de Balonismo

Campeão: Orlando Genicolo Filho
7 - 9 out 1989

2º Festival de Balonismo

Campeão: Carlos Antônio Paulo "Chico Paulo"
28 abr - 5 mai 1990

3º Festival de Balonismo

Campeão: Miguel Leiva
28 - 31 mar 1991

4º FESTIVAL KODAK / SKOL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Leonel Brites
Campeão Prova do Mastro: Leonel Brites
30 abr - 3 mai 1992

5º Festival de Balonismo

Campeão: Antonio Carlos Hays Marques "Caco"
29 abr - 2 mai 1993

6º FESTIVAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Walterson Leite Lima
21 - 24 abr 1994

7º FESTIVAL KAISER DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Ademir Brolacci
13 - 6 abr 1995

8º FESTIVAL KAISER DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Aquilino Gimenez
4 - 7 abr 1996

9º FESTIVAL KAISER DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Luis Eduardo Consiglio
18 - 21 abr 1997

10º FESTIVAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Rui Kalousdian
30 abr - 4 mai 1998

11º FESTIVAL DE BALONISMO

Não houve prova devido à chuva
1 - 4 abr 1999

12º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Fábio Passos
28 abr - 1 mai 2000

13º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Sacha Haim
27 abr - 1 mai 2001

14º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Copa Mercosul - Bicampeão: Sacha Haim
Campeão da prova da chave (pegou a chave de uma moto na prova do mastro)
30 abr - 5 mai 2002

15° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Tricampeão: Sacha Haim
18 - 21 abr 2003

16º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Tetracampeão: Sacha Haim
8 - 11 abr 2004

17° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Pentacampeão: Sacha Haim
21 - 24 abr 2005

18º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeã: Gabriela Slavec
27 abr - 1 mai 2006

19° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Eduardo Melo
27 abr - 1 mai 2007

20º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Kaio Chemin
18 - 21 abr 2008

21° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Hexacampeão: Sacha Haim
17 - 21 abr 2009

22º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Guto Marques
29 abr - 2 mai 2010

23° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Heptacampeão: Sacha Haim
20 - 24 abr 2011

24º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Octacampeão: Sacha Haim
27 abr - 1 mai 2012

25° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Alexandre Giglio
1 - 5 MAI 2013

26º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Filipe Tostes
30 abr - 4 mai 2014

27° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Warley Macedo
30 abr - 3 MAI 2015

28º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Bicampeão: Warley Macedo
20 - 24 abr 2016

29° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Fábio Passos Campeão da prova da chave: Fábio Passos
28 abr - 1 MAI 2017

30º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Murilo Gonçalves
27 abr - 1 mai 2018

31° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Murilo Hoffmann
1 - 5 mai 2019

32° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BALONISMO

Campeão: Fábio Pascoalino
14 - 24 abr 2022

Credenciamento de imprensa

Realize aqui o seu credenciamento para entrada na Arena de Balões.

Máximo de 5 credenciados por veículo de comunicação.

O credenciamento NÃO dá direito à entrada nos shows ou camarim dos artistas. Isso deve ser requisitado diretamente com a equipe de produção dos shows.

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Credenciamento de fotógrafos

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O credenciamento para fotógrafos é condicionado a liberação posterior de pelo menos 5 fotos para uso da Prefeitura Municipal de Torres na divulgação do Festival, sob pena de não receber o credenciamento para edições posteriores do Festival no caso do descumprimento dessa condição.

O credenciamento NÃO dá direito à entrada nos shows ou camarim dos artistas. Isso deve ser requisitado diretamente com a equipe de produção dos shows.

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