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National Water Balloon Day

Celebrate National Water Balloon Day with friends and family - have a splashing good time and make lasting summer memories!
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Introduction

Ready, set, splash! It's time to celebrate National Water Balloon Day on the first Friday of August every year. This fun day has been around since 2003, when it was created to bring people together and get them out of their homes and into the water for a little bit of summer fun. Whether you're looking for an epic water balloon fight or just want to relax in a pool with your friends, this holiday is the perfect excuse to get wet and enjoy some quality time with family and friends. So grab your water balloons and let the fun begin!

History of National Water Balloon Day

National Water Balloon Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1847</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of the Rubber Balloon</div><div class='timeline-text'>Michael Faraday invented rubber balloons for use in his scientific experiments, accidentally paving the way for the future of water balloons.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity of Water Balloons</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the mid-20th century, water balloons, children's blocks and modelling clay colourfully compete for kids' affections on hot summer days.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Water Balloon Launchers'</div><div class='timeline-text'>The late 90s saw the emergence of innovative outdoor toys like water balloon launchers that could send water balloons flying long distances.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Water Balloon Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Water Balloon Day was celebrated to bring people together for outdoor fun and games during the summer season.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Self-Sealing Water Balloons'</div><div class='timeline-text'>Innovation continued with the introduction of self-sealing water balloons which revolutionized the way water balloon fights were held.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Record Water Balloon Fight</div><div class='timeline-text'>The world record for the largest water balloon fight was set at a music festival in Spain, with over 9,000 participants and over 225,000 balloons used.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Water Balloon Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Fill up a water balloon fight</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organizing a water balloon fight is an easy and fun way to celebrate National Water Balloon Day. All you need is plenty of balloons and water! You can split into teams or just go at it free for all.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a water balloon piñata</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some balloons, fill them up, and hang them from a branch of a tree or from your backyard. Have everyone stand in a circle and take turns hitting the balloon piñata with a stick until it bursts and candy spills out.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a water race</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Fill up two buckets with water balloons, then set up two racetracks in your backyard. Split into two teams and have each team run the race with the fastest time wins!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a water balloon maze</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create an obstacle course in your backyard and fill it up with water balloons. Then have everyone compete to see who can make it through without popping any balloons.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write messages on the balloons</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Fill up some balloons with water and write messages on them with permanent markers, such as “happy birthday” or “congratulations”. Then give them away as gifts or let them float away into the sky for someone to find!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Water Balloon Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It’s a fun way to cool off</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Water balloons are a great way to stay cool on hot summer days. Just fill them up with water, throw them at your friends, and you’ll instantly find yourselves feeling cooler! The game can be made even more exciting by adding in contests and other rules.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It’s kid friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Everyone can enjoy a game of water balloon fight - it's perfect for children of all ages as a safe and fun activity. Kids will have endless amounts of fun running around trying to catch and dodge water balloons while they get much needed fresh air in their lungs!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's good for your health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In addition to being an excellent source of exercise thanks to all the running around, playing water balloon games also increases your heart rate which is beneficial for cardiovascular health. Plus, when you get drenched with cold water during a water balloon fight, it can help lower your body temperature so you don't overheat!</p></div></div>

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National Water Balloon Day Dates

Year
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Day

2023

Aug 4

Friday

2024

Aug 2

Friday

2025

Aug 1

Friday

2026

Aug 7

Friday

2027

Aug 6

Friday

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