2015 National Balloon Classic

July 24-August 1

Join us during an incredible 9-day event! Live bands/entertainment nightly, Kids Land activities, fabulous food offerings, Nite Glow Extravaganza, Fireworks, and of course spectacular hot air balloons from all over the country including Special Shapes! 

Check out this fantastic music video of

The Nada's 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


Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.  


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

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 2015 National Balloon Classic. Unused tickets are not refundable.

The National Balloon Classic property is Smoke Free according to Iowa's Smoke Free Air Act. No Weapons, Pets, Coolers, or Outside Food/Drink allowed. Balloon Flights are weather dependent and times are approximate and subject to change. ATM's are available inside the gate at designated locations.


Balloon Classic Photos

Fun Family Entertainment Come Join Us
Fun Family Entertainment