The Flag City BalloonFest will host its 21st hot air balloon festival Aug. 13-15 at Emory Adams Park in Findlay.
Spectators can look forward to a number of new events and enjoy returning favorites. While some activities have minimal fees, the Flag City BalloonFest has no admission thanks to its generous sponsors.
This year, we will be offering more convenient paid parking at the North End of the park. Free parking is also still available. Paid parking will be $10.00 per vehicle.
Over 40 new and returning hot air balloons including several special shape balloons will fly through Hancock County in the mornings and evenings of the festival, weather permitting. The famous balloon glow will take place at dusk both Friday and Saturday night. Weather permitting, there will be Fireworks presented by Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative.
We also offer The Glow Encounter, which gives folks the opportunity to get up close and personal with the balloons. You can purchase a ticket to the Glow Encounter Experience on our website, www.flagcityballonfest.com. The Glow Encounter is sponsored by McLane.
The CASA/GAL kids zone will feature inflatables, carnival games, a petting zoo and pony rides. The David Roberts State Farm Chill Zone will give festival attendees a place to sit, rest and recharge. Balloon rides, tethered balloon rides and helicopter rides will be available throughout the weekend.
Live entertainment will take place at the Main Stage throughout the weekend, featuring Electrik Circus, The Cherry Bombs, Wicked Mourning, Foreplay and Evil Jones. A beer tent hosted by The Miracle League of Findlay will be open near the Main Stage 3 p.m. to midnight both Friday and Saturday. There will be an arts and craft vendor area, non profit showcase, and many food trucks at the festival on Friday and Saturday.
Visit www.FlagCityBalloonFest.com for the full event schedule and event details and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.