Canada has its own share of hot air balloon festivals. The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, held in the Outaouais region of Quebec, is the fifth largest in the world. Several dozen balloons are displayed in this four-day event over Labor Day weekend, including shaped balloons that visitors won't soon forget: a space shuttle, a giant birthday cake, Humpty Dumpty, and Jesus. Single-day tickets cost $15.
(Photo: Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival)