Tourism Event

Elevate Festival

Past Event

UPDATE: May 6th 

It’s never great to wake up to rain on a festival morning 🌧️
We have spoken to our meteorologist and the conditions for 5pm onwards look much better, with rain easing throughout the day. 🤞
All our entertainment is booked and en route - live music, carnival rides , roaming entertainment, kids activity zone, food trucks , deserts options, drinks, interactive stalls, meet the pilots and more.👩‍✈️ 🍭🎡
Our balloon pilots are in and a glow is still planned for after sunset . 🌇
If more information comes available we will update our channels immediately. After 4pm updates will be vis Facebook VISIT Northam page.
Update 5th May 
Elevate Festival 2023
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Northam for The Elevate Festival tomorrow - Saturday May 6th at 5pm @ Henry Street Oval.
We have over twenty food trucks, hostess-with-the-absolute-mostess the Famous Sharron, live music from Remi Mura and Refractory Road, glow themed amusement rides and activities, roving entertainment, showbags and a chance to meet the pilots.
As you are aware the Night Glow component of the Festival is very dependant on weather conditions which can only be determined on the day of the event. Conditions may mean that the full Glow may need to be altered if it is too wet or wind speed is too high.
We look forward to celebrating the beginning of the National Hot Air Ballooning Championships with you.

Pide Bakery


Steam Bun Factory

Asian Cuisine

Dukes Inn Food Truck

Temels Turkish

Real Moroccan

Miam Miam French Deserts

Platinum Zone - sausage sizzle 

Northam Agricultural Society- burgers

Sesame Cuisine - pizza

Wallys Tacos

Fresh Turkish Gozleme


Hot Baked Potatoes

Monster Slush

Amore Mio Ice Cream

East African Coffee 

Wheatbelt Coffee

Better Beans Coffee

The Lolly Bus

Little Athletics- Fairy Floss 

With large visitor numbers expected to attend the Elevate Festival on Saturday 6th May in Northam, please be patient and allow extra time for your journey.
Please contact:
[email protected] if you require disability parking.
A mini bus will be available from Bernard Park to Henry St Oval from:
• 4:55pm until 6:30pm
Returning from Henry St Oval between:
• 8:15pm until 9:30pm
• Jubilee Oval adjacent to Henry St Oval.
Entry via Peel Terrace only.
• Ag show grounds adjoining Jubilee Oval - for Coach parking and overspill.
Entry via Chidlow St E.
• Bernard Park on Minson Avenue -
section of park see attached
***Note a mini bus service will run from Bernard park to Henry st Oval.
• Minson Avenue car parking bays and street parking
• Enright Park off Fitzgerald St E.
• CBD parking bays - Fitzgerald St and Wellington St.
• Off street parking around Henry st and Jubilee Ovals.
Please consider local residents when choosing off street parking.


The Elevate Festival is a unique hot air balloon themed event held in Northam, Australia's premier hot air ballooning destination.
The event heralds the start of the 23rd National Ballooning Championships where the skies of Northam will be filled with hot air balloons.
This evening event will be held at Henry Street Oval, Northam. It provides interactive opportunities for spectators including unique hot air balloon experiences, live music, food stalls, family entertainment as well as a chance to meet the hot air balloon pilots.
Weather permitting, the hot air balloons will be tethered to the ground and inflated at sunset. The balloon burners will be ignited periodically to keep the balloons inflated, creating a spectacular balloon glow display for the audience.
For more information about the event or help with planning your visit, please contact Northam's Visitor Centre on (08) 9622 2100 or at [email protected].

Event Details

Time: 5.00pm

Location: Henry Street Oval, Northam

Category: General, Visit Northam

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: Shire of Northam

Phone: 9622 2100

Email: [email protected]


Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 6th May 2023

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