For Immediate Release
Posted: August 23, 2023


Tyler Dumont, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-3641 |

Hot Air Balloon Stunt Planned Over Lakes Region


Organizers have confirmed this event has been postponed.


CONCORD, New Hampshire – The New Hampshire Department of Safety is aware of an event, involving an aerial stunt from a hot air balloon, that is scheduled to occur in the Lakes Region section of the state tonight.

The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:30 PM. The path of flight and destination will be dependent upon wind and other weather factors, according to organizers, though they have intentions to fly over the communities of Laconia and Sanbornton.

911 telecommunicators within the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Emergency Services and Communications have been briefed about the planned stunt in the event an influx of calls are received regarding the unusual activity in the sky. Members of Marine Patrol, within the Division of State Police, as well as external public safety partners, have also been notified.

The Department urges anyone who may watch the aerial stunt to do so safely and to only call 911 in the event of an active emergency.