Balloon Fest

Friday, July 08, 2011
01:00 PM - 09:59 PM

The skies over Champaign County will be adorned with 13 hot-air balloons the weekend of July 8, 9, 10. The event will be centered at Grimes Field airport in Urbana. It will feature hot-air balloon competitions as well as music, food, games and other entertainment for the entire family!  The crowd-pleasing "balloon glows" will take place at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. With the balloons on the ground, the pilots will fire up the burners causing the balloons to glow like giant light bulbs. This is a truly unique event that you DO NOT want to miss! Please call the Chamber for more details.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, July 8

4:30-9:30pm - Entertainment by DJ Tom Murphy

5pm-Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest (registration 2-4:30)

6:30pm - Balloon Flight

6-8pm -Face painting by Champaign Family YMCA and Activate Champaign County

9m- Balloon Glow

 

Saturday, July 9

7am-Balloon flight

4:30-9:30pm - Entertainment by DJ Tom Murphy

6pm - Balloon flight

6-8pm - Face painting by Champaign Family YMCA and Activate Champaign County

9pm - Balloon Glow

 

Sunday, July 10

7am - Balloon flight

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