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Final Weekend of Airigami Balloon Adventure

Friday, February 5, 2016 10:23 AM by Visit Rochester


Journey on the Genesee POPPING PARTY Sunday at 3:30 PM!

This weekend, February 5th-7th, marks the final weekend and the highly-anticipated popping party for the 2016 Airigami Balloon Adventure: Journey on the Genesee. Full details on this weekend's events follow. For more information on Airigami Balloon Adventure, visit: airigamiadventure.com

Airigami Balloon Adventure 2016: Journey on the Genesee has already been visited by more than 22,000 people since its build began on Monday, January 25. Officially opening on Friday, January 29, the completed, five-story, 50-foot sculpture made from more than 40,000 compostable balloons depicts the region’s Genesee River, complete with a waterfall, trees, animals and plants – even three adventurous kids in a “hot air” balloon overhead. The free event is open from 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM daily through Sunday, February 7, and presented by The Seneca Park Zoo Society and the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

Free events this weekend:

Friday, Feb. 5

5:30-6 PM: Rochester’s Storychick, Aprille Byam

6-10 PM: First Friday at the Adventure

7:30-9:30: Music After Dark (band, Spectrum Creative Arts)

Saturday, Feb. 6

9:30 AM -6:30 PM: Seneca Park Zoo’s My Genesee Festival


12:30-1:30 PM: Magical John


Sunday, Feb. 7

1-2 PM: Magical John

Sunday, Feb. 7, 3:30-6:30 PM: THE POPPING PARTY!

WHAT:  The traditional end to any giant Airigami sculpture includes balloon popping, popcorn, and soda pop. Poppers claim prize coupons hidden within the balloons. The only ticketed event at the Adventure (tickets available here), the Popping Party is always a sell-out with hundreds of participants and amazing to see!

WHEN: Sunday, February 7, 3:30-6:30 PM

WHERE: The Sibley Building atrium (250 E. Main St.)

More about Airigami: Rochester artists and Airigami partners Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle are world renowned for their incredible full-blown installations, whether it’s a giant Acrocanthosaurus for the Virginia Museum of Natural History, the world’s first piloted balloon sculpture (Fantastic Flying Octopus), or one of their many Balloon Manors. Airigami has earned two Guinness World’s Records, along with AP, CNN Headline, PBS and other international and national news coverage. They’ve also made multiple appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, Good Morning America, the Today show, and at the White House. 

Author: Visit Rochester
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