Fairfield, CT – Ever dreamed of riding in a hot air balloon? This Memorial Day, before heading to the Fairfield parade, come take a tour and support local charities with RE/MAX Heritage and First Church Congregational.
Hot air balloons are romantic, fascinating and fun! RE/MAX Heritage offers RE/MAX hot air balloon rides at the First Church of Fairfield to raise funds for First Church outreach programs. Take in the morning views along the CT coast and feel the breeze as you participate in the oldest form of human flight. Bring the family, bring your sweetheart, and bring your camera to capture the spectacular views. Be there before 7:00 a.m. if you want to see the ball drop into place – it’s quite a sight to behold!
Donations can be made in advance through Eventbrite. The recommended donation is $20 per person. Up to four people can ride at a time. There is no age restriction, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Trips are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. While every effort is made to ensure that every donor has the opportunity to fly, weather conditions can change quickly. The safety of all passengers is our first priority, and our licensed hot air balloon pilot will have the final say on all flights. (Note: This is a hot air balloon ride, so calm wind conditions are required to ensure safety). Please remember that this is a charity event and donations will not be refunded for flights canceled due to adverse wind conditions, adverse weather conditions or time constraints.
Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Learning Center, Operation Hope and CIRI (CT Institute for Refugees & Immigrants). We hope you’ll join us for this fantastic Memorial Day event, help support these worthy causes, and enjoy an unforgettable ride!
DISCLAIMER: All safety decisions will be made by our expert pilot. The wind conditions on the ground can be very different from those at balloon height. If the pilot decides that wind or other weather conditions are a hazard, the balloon will be grounded until conditions improve or the event ends. The hot air balloon event has a crash stop at 10am, so if attendance is high, some people at the end of the line might not be able to ride. It’s unfortunate, but inevitable. Please note that donations will not be refunded in such cases. We appreciate our donors’ understanding and support of First Church’s outreach programs.