Schedule

2015 National Balloon Classic July 24-August 1

Online guest guide coming soon

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Schedule of Events To Date - More to Come!

Friday, July 24

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight – Tip the Outhouse sponsored by Jim’s Johns

Live on the Classic Stage: The Nadas  

 

Saturday, July 25

5:15 a.m. Dawn Patrol

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Indianola Chamber of Commerce Open Air Market (Indianola City Square)

11 a.m. Wacky Classic Parade (Indianola city square) sponsored by Greater Iowa Credit Union

1 p.m. Balloon Queen Crowning (Indianola city square)

5:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies | Des Moines Skydivers/Skydive515

6:30 p.m. OPEN THE SKIES Mass Ascension Balloon Flight

Live on the Classic Stage: Big Time Grain Co

 

Sunday, July 26

Landowner Appreciation Day

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

1-3 p.m. National Balloon Museum Hall of Fame Induction (National Balloon Museum)

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight

Dusk Nite Glow

Live on the Classic Stage: Damon Dotson Band

 

Monday, July 27

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight

Live on the Classic Stage: Monday Mourners

 

Tuesday, July 28

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight

Live on the Classic Stage: Randy Burk and the Prisoners

 

Wednesday, July 29

GrowWARRENow Day sponsored by Warren County Economic Development

5:15 a.m. Dawn Patrol

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight

Dusk Nite Glow Extravaganza sponsored by Iowa Water Management Corporation  

Live on the Classic Stage: Final Mix

 

Thursday, July 30

Throwback Thursday sponsored by Gib’s A&W All-American Food

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight

Live on the Classic Stage: Past Vertical

 

Friday, July 31

Pilot Appreciation Night sponsored by Sports Page Grill

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight

Live on the Classic Stage: Bonne Finken and the Collective

 

Saturday, August 2

Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Race

Iowa Wine Night

5:15 a.m. Dawn Patrol

6:30 a.m. Competition Balloon Flight

8:30 a.m. Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Race

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight

Dark Fantastic Fireworks sponsored by Gib’s A&W All-American Food

Live o

n the Classic Stage: Decoy

 

Fabulous food offerings from several different vendors. Nite Glows. Fireworks. KidsLand Activities. And so much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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