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2016 National Balloon Classic

July 29 - August 6

An Iowa tradition for over 40 years! The incredible 9-day event features up to 100 hot air balloons including Special Shapes

Nite Glow Extravaganza, Fireworks, Live Bands/Entertainment, Kids Land, Fabulous Food, and so much more.

Check back often and watch for our 2016 Guest Guide coming soon!


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


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.


The Fun Begins In:

Barn with balloon rising Come Join Us for Night Glow Experience the National Balloon Classic up close!
Fun Family Entertainment