Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the 25th Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival on July 10, 11 and 12, 2015. About 100 balloon launches were planned throughout the weekend, utilizing a record 25 balloons.

On Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m., mass launches were planned on the banks of the Hudson River from the area just south of Shadows on the Hudson.

There were also moon-glows, where balloons are fired up but remain glowing on the ground, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening by the Hudson riverside.

So did you miss the spectacular Hudson Valley Balloon Festival this weekend? XFactor Aerial didn’t! Truly a visually pleasing event, much better seen in person, but we did our best to capture it and show off what you missed. Perhaps you were there . . . well, here’s a little re-cap of the weekend!

Posted by XFactor Aerial on Sunday, July 12, 2015