“Above the clouds, freedom must be boundless”

The “Festival Internacional del Globo 2015” will take place in Léon for the 14th time from November 13th to 16th. It is the largest hot air balloon festival in Latin America and attracts thousands of people every year who want to admire the colourful mosaic. Every morning during the event you can marvel at over 200 hot air balloons from more than 16 countries in various colours and shapes that rise into the air. The whole thing is rounded off with activities and events in the evening.


The first “Festival Internacional del Globo” took place in 2002 with only 27 hot air balloons. Over the years, the festival has had a total of approx 2.5 million visitors and is now one of the top 3 hot air balloon events worldwide.

Precisely because we live in such a high-tech world, these simple hot air balloons have something fascinating about them. Since the first official hot air balloon flight with passengers on board (supposedly they were a sheep, a duck and a rooster) in 1783, the hot air balloon has not lost its romantic, mystical charm.

Admission is a whopping 65 Mexican pesos, which is the equivalent of around 3.50 euros. So don’t miss this event which is considered one of the largest in the Bajio region!