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Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest 2024

Enjoy the fun-filled weekend of ballooning in Bloomington

Dates: October 24–26, 2024

Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest is an annual ballooning fiesta that occurs in September at Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington. The venue is situated 55 miles (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, a 5K run, food vendors, 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 dependent. The admission is $20 per carload, with parking included. The tickets are available at the gate. You can purchase them online by the link in the External Resources. On the website, you'll also find a detailed schedule and the latest updates concerning the festival.

The latest editions of Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest took place at the peak of the Halloween season. So, gear up for such spooktacular events like Trick-or-Treat with the Pilots. Other non-ballooning highlights of this celebration include Lark Ranch Hayrides, Trackless Train Rides, JCMS Thriller Performance, a Costume Parade, and so many more fun activities for the whole family.

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Authors: Olha Savych