FOR 9 DAYS EVERY SUMMER, IOWA SKIES COME ALIVE as 100+ hot air balloons from around the country fill the sky with brilliant colors and charming special shapes. Do not miss a moment of the excitement as skilled pilots compete for points and prizes while dazzling guests below. Great family fun and incredible entertainment value await; take in all the sights and sounds such as live music nightly, fabulous food and beverage options, Kids Land activities, fireworks, skydivers, and more! 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 Patrols and Nite Glows.
Memorial Balloon Field
15335 Jewell St, Indianola, IA 50125
(only open during event dates)
Balloon Field Hours
During Event Dates Only
Parking/Gates open at 4:00 PM
There is no entertainment or scheduled activities at the Memorial Balloon Field until gates open at 4:00 PM.
Create lifetime memories and book a balloon ride. Balloon rides can be taken every morning or evening (weather permitting) during the event but spots fill quickly so reserve your first-rate, exclusive experience in advance.
Contact Galena on the Fly
Official Ride Balloon Operator of
the National Balloon Classic.
It’s never too early to buy a balloon ride.
Reservations are now open for the
2021 National Balloon Classic July 30-August 7
Call or email for price and availability
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci