A range of activities are organised to allow young and old alike to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique event !

Ballons Pirates

Ballons Pirates creates paper sky lanterns that are all unique, authentic and biodegradable. These three adjectives accurately describe the values of this group, which considers the freedom of expression of flying and cultural openness to be fundamental to their profession. One of the highlights of the event is the moment the constructors launch their flying works of art from the take-off field.

When ? Free at weekends, as well as during the children's afternoon, also by reservation during the week
Where ? In the Landi hall
How much ? Free


To help expand the Balloon Festival’s horizons to areas other than ballooning, celebrities from the worlds of culture, heritage, the terrestrial and spatial environments are invited to attend a series of debates. Audience participation is a key feature of these events. A professional moderator will lead the discussion.

  • 22.01 | Bertrand Piccard : The pioneering spirit to invent the future
  • 23.01 | Anne Rosat : A life devoted to the art of paper cutting
  • 25.01 | Michèle Piccard : Around the world in a solar-powered aircraft
    (conference for children on Wednesday afternoon)
  • 26.01 | Benoît Aymon : A brief history of mountaineering

When ? 5 pm to 6 pm (25.01: 2 pm to 3 pm)
Where ? At the Espace Ballon (the conference on 25.01 will take place at the Zénith)
How much ? Free

Exhibition "The Tour of the World in 80 hot air balloons"

Discover the temporary exhibition created by Rosanna Baledda. These hot air balloons are decorative and represent the elegance of another time. The first hot air balloon flight took place in the gardens of Versailles in the presence of King Louis XVI! This balloon was azure blue and richly decorated with gold ornaments bearing the effigies of the King and Queen Marie Antoinette!

The handmade balloons are all different and made of beautiful silk and taffeta fabrics. Decorated with pearls, elements of necklaces or clocks, with golden and silver threads, the colours are bright.

This art installation is a tribute to the fantastic world of Jules Verne

When ? Free to take part every day
Where ? In the Landi hall
How much ? Free

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Festival au Pays des Enfants

The Festival au Pays des Enfants invites children to set off on a hunt for 10 elves, who are sitting in the windows of the village. One of them got lost in his balloon during his trip to the balloon festival. 

When ? Free to take part every day
Where ? In the village of Château-d'Œx
How much ? Free


In addition to the treasure hunt, the little festival elves propose to come and make a stained glass hot air balloon that your children can put against their bedroom window.

When ? weekends and Wednesday afternoons (weekdays by reservation for schools/groups)
Where ? In the Landi hall
How much ? Free

Award-winning films at Fifad

The CinEden Association from Château-d'Œx will screen films which won awards at the 2022 Festival International du Film Alpin des Diablerets (FIFAD) at the cinema located in the centre of the village. Benoît Aymon, the artistic director of FIFAD, and Solveig Sautier, its Director of Operations, will be attending the screenings to discuss the films.

Thursday 26.01

    By Pascal Magnin (Switzerland), 2022, 52', VF,
    By Rémy Masséglia (France), 2021, 52', VF,

Friday 27.01

    By Petr Záruba and Jan Simanek (Czech Republic), 2022, 77', VO, trailer
    By Paolo Bonfadini, Irene Cotrone, Davide Morando (Italy), 2022, 12', VO,

When ? Thursday 26.01 and friday 27.01 at 8:15 pm
Where ? At the Eden cinema
How much ? CHF 15.- per session | CHF 25.- for the 2 sessions | Free with the Festival Pin

Sponsored by l'Alliance culturelle Obersimmental – Saanenland – Pays-d’Enhaut

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Show "Michel's world tour"

The AMÉLYRE troupe takes you on a trip around the world and into space with Jules Verne, a funny, narrated and kindly show where Michel goes further and further in search of the joy of stories. His journey will take him beyond his dreams; the discovery of the universe will be a lesson in life. The show is recommended for children from 3 years old (Duration: ~35 minutes) Trailer...

When ? Saturday 28.01 and Sunday 29.01 at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm (times subject to change)
Where ? at the "Zénith"
How much ? Free



During the 9 days of the festival, permanent activities are organised in addition to the animations!


Would you like to take a balloon flight during the festival? Passenger flights are organized each day enabling you to enjoy this unique experience!


Find all the information concerning the prices of the entries and the activities as well as the means to reach the festival.

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