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2022 NATIONAL BALLOON CLASSIC

july 29 - August 6

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, fireworks, Vintage Balloon Inflate, 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 Nite Glows. 

Memorial Balloon Field


15335 Jewell St, Indianola, IA 50125
(only open during event dates)

Balloon Rides

Create lifetime memories and buy a balloon ride! Balloon rides can be taken every morning or evening (weather permitting) during the 2022 National Balloon Classic July 29-August 6.

Balloon rides sell out fast so reserve your exclusive spot now by contacting Galena on the Fly, the official Ride Balloon Operator of the National Balloon Classic.