Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest is an annual ballooning fiesta that occurs in September at Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington. The venue is situated 55 mi (89 km) southwest of Indianapolis. The family-friendly festival offers balloon launches in the mornings and evenings, as well as the visitors' favorite Night Glow experience. Additionally, the program includes helicopter rides and pyrotechnic skydivers, car & bike show and 5K run, food vendors and fireworks, and much more entertainment.
The gates open on Friday at 3 pm, and the grounds close at 11 pm. Saturday hours are 7 am through 11 pm, and Sunday—7 am through 6 pm. The schedule of activities is subject to change, weather permitting. The admission is $20 per carload, with parking included. The tickets are available at the gate.