2018 Schedule of Events

For an application to take part in the Creative 360 Art Fair / Maker's Market click here

 

Note: Balloon Festival activities will be held in Chippewassee Park. Due to M-20 bridge construction, the park can only be accessed by crossing the Tridge from the farmers market area. Shuttle service will be available from the downtown Midland parking garage to the farmers market/Tridge throughout the festival. Click here for a map of public parking in downtown Midland.

Thursday, August 2 (6:30pm—8:00pm)

6:30 - 8:00     Dowtown Main Street Glow & Trader Card Scavenger Hunt

                                               Collect cards from all the pilots and receive a free Midland Balloon Festival/River Days souvenir pin! Quantities limited to the first 500

 

Friday, August 3 (5:00pm—10:00pm)

All evening    Kayak Rentals with (5pm-8:30pm) Ike's Kayaks

All evening    Wood Branding Souvenirs with Jeff Bowen

All evening    Blacksmithing Demonstrations with the Max Carey Blacksmiths Guild

All evening    T-Shirt Printing with Red Threads

                                                   Screen print your own Riverdays t-shirt for free! (limited quantities) Or check out other full color Riverdays prints, Midland themed                                                        prints, or t-shirts for sale!

6:45 - 8:00      Morning Hot Air Balloon Launch - Various Parts of the City 

                                                   Check the Midland Balloon Festival Facebook page or Twitter for launch sites and target locations

5:00 - 9:30      ZipLine & 3D Climbing Wall Vertical Edge Entertainment

                                                   Take a free zipline ride or try the amazing climbing wall! Weight restrictions apply.

5:00 - 9:00      Giant Foot Darts with Tri City Bubble

5:00 - 9:00      Art Fair & Maker’s Market with Creative 360

                                                   Interested in showing {and selling} your items? Download the application here!

7:00 START    Run the River 5K Run & Walk:  Greater Midland Community Center 

5:00 - 10:00   Craft Beer & Wine Tent – Midland Rotary Clubs

                                                    Beer & Wine, $5 each (full beverage list here)  -    Craft Beer & Wine provided by Whine

5:00 - 10:00   Cheeseburger Fundraiser Dinner – Midland Rotary Clubs

                                                     Cheeseburgers, $5 each - Provided by Lalonde’s Market

5:30 - 9:30      Cornhole Tournament: information

5:30 - 9:30      KLASK US Championship (open play & qualifier)

5:30 - 8:00      Captured Community: Art and Live Oak Coffee

7:00- 9:00     LIVE MUSIC: The Rock Show

7:00 START    Balloon Festival Main Event

                                                  Mass hot air balloon launch from Chippewassee Park, 25 balloons will shower the sky with their beautiful colors and designs

9:00 - 9:30      The Amazing Balloon Glow

                                                   If you have never seen the balloon glow, it's something you won't want to miss! Located in Chippewassee Park

9:00 - 12:00  LIVE MUSIC: Empty Pockets (Main St between Ashman & McDonald)

9:30 - 11:00   Outdoor Movie & Community Bonfire

                                                  Showing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Nearby the H Hotel's back lawn) 


Saturday, August 4 (9:00am—10:30pm)

All day              Kayak Rentals with Ike's Kayaks - (11am-8:00pm)

All day              Cornhole and Washers Open Play

All day              Wood Branding Souvenirs/ Blacksmithing Demonstrations

All day              Lumbering & Midland History with the Midland County Historical Society

All day              T-Shirt Printing with Red Threads

                                                       Screen print your own Riverdays t-shirt for free! (limited quantities) Or check out other full color Riverdays prints, Midland themed                                                       prints, or t-shirts for sale!

7:00 - 9:00       Art Fair & Maker’s Market with Creative 360

                                                     Interested in showing {and selling} your items? Download the application!

9:00 -10:00      Zumba with Greater Midland Community Center

10:00 - 9:30     ZipLine & 3D Climbing Wall Vertical Edge Entertainment

                                                    Take a free zipline ride or try the amazing climbing wall! Weight restrictions apply.

10:00 - 4:00      KidsZone Art & Activities

                                                        Kids will get to participate in fun activities like: giant Jenga, face painting, wood crafts, coloring, painting, box crafts, UV                                                                                bead bracelet making, wildlife education, cultural education, STEM-based games and activities, robots, space sand, magnetic                                                                      silly putty, spit art, fencing, and more!

10:00 - 5:00      KidsZone Stage Performances:

11:00 - 4:00      Petting Zoo with  LeCronier's Baby Acres

11:00 - 3:00      Voyageur Canoe rides and live river critters with Chippewa Nature Center  

11:00 - 4:00      Bubble Soccer with Tri-City Bubble ($5/5 Minutes)

11:00 - 4:00      Giant Foot Darts with Tri City Bubble   

1:00 - 4:00        Laser Tag with Kombat Tag

3:00 - 9:30        KLASK US Championship (open play prior to 3:00pm)

3:30 - 7:30        BBQ Chicken Dinner hosted by  Midland Lions Club       

4:00 - 8:00        Fowling: Open play - how accurately can you throw a football?    

5:00 - 10:00      Craft Beer & Wine Tent – Midland Rotary Clubs

                                                      Beer & Wine, $5 each (full beverage list here)   -    Craft Beer & Wine provided by Whine 

4:15 - 5:45       LIVE MUSIC: Leland Blue

6:00 - 7:30       LIVE MUSIC: Marsupial Creampie

7:00 START       Balloon Festival Main Event

                                                       Mass hot air balloon launch from Chippewassee Park, 25 balloons will shower the sky with their beautiful colors and designs

7:45 - 9:45       LIVE MUSIC: Trippin Billies - Dave Matthews Tribute Band

9:00 - 9:30        The Amazing Balloon Glow

                                                      If you have never seen the balloon glow, it's something you won't want to miss! Located in Chippewassee Park

9:45 - END        Esther Gerstacker Fireworks Show

 

 

Sunday, August 5th (6:45am—8:00am)

6:45 - 8:00        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


Dining Options:

Friday Fundraiser: Midland Rotary Cheeseburger Dinner
Saturday Fundraiser: Midland Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner

Food Vendors:

+ more to come!!