EVENT SCHEDULE

2020 Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change

Friday, July 24th

Friday Night Flight — LOOK BEYOND! 

6:30 PM Balloon Flight

On Stage: TBD 

Saturday, July 25th

5:15 AM - Dawn Patrol

6:30 AM - Balloon Flight 

11:00 AM - National Balloon Classic, Look Beyond Parade (Downtown Indianola) 

5:30 PM - Opening Ceremonies

6:30 PM - OPEN THE SKIES - Mass Ascension Balloon Flight 

DARK - Fantastic Fireworks sponsored by Gib’s A&W All-American Food 

On Stage - TBD

Sunday, July 26th

Landowner Appreciation Day 

6:30 AM - Competition Balloon Flight 

1 -3 PM - U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame Induction at the National Balloon Museum.

6:30 PM - Balloon Flight 

DARK - Nite Glow 

On Stage - TBD

Monday, July 27th

Pilot Appreciation Night sponsored by Sports Page Grill
6:30 AM - Competition Balloon Flight
6:30 PM - OPEN THE SKIES, Mass Ascension Balloon Flight
On Stage - TBD

Tuesday, July 28th

6:30 AM - Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 PM - Balloon Flight

On Stage - TBD

Wednesday, July 29th

Warren County Day sponsored by Warren County Economic Development 
6:30 AM - Competition Balloon Flight 

6:30 PM - Balloon Flight 

DUSK -  Nite Glow Extravaganza 

On Stage - TBD

Thursday, July 30th

6:30 AM Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 PM Balloon Flight

On Stage - TBD

Friday, July 31st

6:30 AM - Competition Balloon Flight

6:30 PM - Balloon Flight

On Stage - TBD

Saturday, August 1st

5:15 AM - Dawn Patrol - Sponsored by Catch Des Moines

6:30 AM - Competition Balloon Flight 

5:30 PM - Des Moines Skydivers/Skydive 515 

6:30 PM - Balloon Flight 

DARK - Fantastic Fireworks sponsored by Gib’s A&W All-American Food 

On Stage - TBD

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Morning balloon viewing is free! With the exception of Dawn Patrols, there are no scheduled activities or entertainment during morning flights. A limited number of food vendors serve breakfast and coffee. Guests may self-park, bring their own lawn chairs/blanket and enjoy some of the best competitive flying you'll ever witness at a hot air balloon event!

CONTACT

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Office number: 515-961-8415

NATIONAL BALLOON CLASSIC ADDRESS

Office Address: 1601 North Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA. 50125

Mailing Address: PO Box 346, Indianola, IA. 50125

Memorial Balloon Field: 15335 Jewell Street, Indianola, IA. 50125 

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