2018 National Balloon Classic  

Into The Blue July 27 - August 4


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 2018 National Balloon Classic!

It's never too early to reserve a balloon ride at the Classic. To reserve your space for 2018, contact Galena on the Fly (815) 777-2747 or email GalenaOnTheFly@yahoo.com

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

CASH ONLY ACCEPTED AT GATE. No outside food or beverages. No coolers. Certified service dogs only. 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 evening during the 2018 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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Experience the National Balloon Classic up close! Balloon in the Iowa sky Balloons in the air
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