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Centralia Balloon Fest 2023

Save a full weekend in late August to enjoy the unforgettable ballooning experience

Annual three-day Centralia Balloon Fest in Centralia, Illinois, definitely has something to boast. Around 40 hot air balloons, two balloon glows, four balloon races, car shows, music, craft and food vendors, and children activities are here for you. The festival attracts around 40,000 guests to the splendid Centralia Foundation Park.

The festival hours are 3 pm–10:30 pm on Friday, 6 am–10 pm on Saturday, and 6 am–6:30 pm on Sunday. The admission is $3 per day, kids aged six and younger have free admission. Parking at "North Gate" likewise is $3 per day.

For the tickets and latest updates, please check with the official website (see External Resources below).

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Last updated: by Dari Vasiljeva