Midland Balloon Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 2nd (6:30 - 8:00pm)

6:30 - 8:00pm     Downtown Main Street Glow & trader card scavenger hunt - collect cards from all the pilots and receive a free official Midland Balloon Festival/River Days souvenir pin! Quantities limited to the first 500

Friday, August 3rd (6:45am - 9:30pm)

6:45 - 8:00am     Hot air balloons will launch from various parts of the city - look for the spectacular color in the sky on your way to work! Check the Midland Balloon Festival Facebook page or Twitter for launch sites and target locations

7:00pm Start     Main Event - mass hot air balloon launch from Chippewassee park, 25 balloons will shower the sky with their beautiful colors and designs

9:00 - 9:30pm     The Amazing Balloon Glow - if you have never seen it's something you won't want to miss, located in Chippewassee park

Saturday, August 4th (6:45am - 9:30pm)

6:45 - 8:00am     Competitive Balloon Flight - balloons launch from various locations and fly to Chippewassee park, attempting to hit targets that will be placed at the Tridge area. Get up early and come sit at the main field and see how good our pilots are!

7:00pm Start     Main Event - mass hot air balloon launch from Chippewassee park, 25 balloons will shower the sky with their beautiful colors and designs

9:00 - 9:30pm     The Amazing Balloon Glow - if you have never seen it's something you won't want to miss, located in Chippewassee park

Sunday, August 5th (6:45 - 8:00am)

6:45 - 8:00am     Competitive Balloon Flight - multiple targets will be in play for our expert pilots to test their skills. Check the Midland Balloon Festival Facebook page or Twitter for up to date launch and target locations on Sunday morning