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Sponsored by Oliver Winery
Kiwanis Balloon Fest
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 5:00PM
Monroe County Fairgrounds
5700 West Airport Road
Friday, September 10 -Sunday, September 12, 2021
Friday, September 10 - Sunday, September 12
$20 - Carload (single day): Ticket price includes parking, gate admission, and a wristband for each person in the vehicle, good for that day.
$30 - Carload (weekend): Ticket price includes parking, gate admission, and a weekend wristband for each person in the vehicle. Each person with a weekend wristband may come and go as they like over the course of the three days. NOTE: If you return to the fairgrounds, your car should only include members of that original party, still wearing their weekend wristbands. You will not be able to get additional wristbands for more people except by making a cash purchase of additional day passes. Weekend passes will not be available at the gate.
$20 - Individual (weekend): Ticket price includes gate admission, and a wristband good for the weekend.
Children under the age of 1 do not require a pass.
AT THE GATE
To access the fairgrounds, you will need to present the receipt, which you will receive via email after purchase. You may show it either printed or on your smartphone.
Join us for the 9th annual Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Our Kiwanis Club will support our youth initiatives with the funds generated by this festival. Come out to have fun and support important causes.
Festival highlights include balloon launches each morning and evening (weather permitting). We will host colorful, enormous hot air balloons and there is nothing more beautiful than to see these multicolored balloons inflated at sunrise and sunset.
Another popular event of the Balloon Fest is the Night Glow. Following Friday and Saturday evening’s launch the balloons return to the festival to conduct a Night Glow. At this event, the multicolored balloons are tethered to the ground and illuminated with propane heaters. It is one of the most fascinating sights imaginable.
Food vendors will entice the taste buds and all types of activities will round out this fun-filled weekend, including:
*Marionette Puppet Shows
*LCW 5K Run/Walk
*Tethered Balloon Rides
Follow the festival on the Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest Facebook Page for current information about activities and the schedule.
This festival is dependent on the weather and we encourage you to arrive with a flexible attitude about your planned activities. With so much happening at the fairgrounds, you are sure to find something fun to do even when the balloons aren't available. Balloon Rides: Balloon rides are not included in the purchase of your pass. Limited un-tethered balloon rides will be available for $250 per person. The phone number to arrange un-tethered rides will be available on the festival website/Facebook page. Tethered balloon rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 per person. All balloon activity is weather-dependent. Please bring non-perishable food to the event in support of Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Sponsors: Oliver Winery, Visit Bloomington, Indiana University Credit Union, Cook Group, Old National Bank, Shelby County CO-OP, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, and the Monroe County Fairgrounds.
Policies: Some portion of the event will be held regardless of weather. Balloons will not fly if weather conditions are unfavorable. Refunds are not available as this is a fundraising event for Kiwanis youth programs. The festival will welcome thousands of visitors over the weekend and the traffic accessing the fairgrounds can get backed up. Please allow extra time to access parking.
Gates will be open:
3pm - 10pm Friday, September 10th
7am - 10pm Saturday, September 11th
7am - 7pm Sunday, September 12th