2017 National Balloon Classic  

July 28 - August 5

Nearly 100 hot air balloons paint the Iowa sky with brilliant colors and playful Special Shapes! Cheer on skilled pilots as they compete for points and prizes, sit back and enjoy live music nightly, buy a balloon ride for a one-of-a-kind view, and prepare to be awestruck as dark skies come alive with a mystical glow during Dawn Patrol and Nite Glows. Kids Land, fireworks, fablulous food...experience all of this and so much more at the 2017 National Balloon Classic!

Click Here for our 2017 Guest Guide!


(You must PRINT your ticket and present it at the event. Tickets are good for any evening during the 2017 National Balloon Classic)

Check out this fantastic music video of The Nadas performing at the National Balloon Classic

General Admission (includes parking)

Morning admission FREE
Evening admission (Ages 6 and over)  $5
Children (Ages 5 and under) FREE

Cash and most major debit/credit cards accepted at gate (a small transaction fee will be added).

No outside food or beverages. No coolers. No pets. No weapons. No Smoking. No Vapor.

No refunds or wind/rainchecks. Times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. All events at the National Balloon Classic are dependent on prevailing weather conditions and subject to weather delays or cancellations. The safety of our pilots, volunteers, and spectators is our primary concern. Purchased tickets may be used on any day during the National Balloon Classic. Unused tickets are not refundable.

The National Balloon Classic property is Vapor Free and Smoke Free according to Iowa's Smoke Free Air Act. Balloon Flights are weather dependent and times are approximate and subject to change. ATM's are available inside the gate at designated locations.

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