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Jackson Hot Air Jubilee 2021

One of the oldest ballooning events in Michigan


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Jackson Hot Air Jubilee is the annual ballooning event that takes place every July at Ella Sharp Park in Jackson, Michigan. The city is about 40 mi (64 km) west of Ann Arbor, MI. In addition to hot air balloons, the festival offers a crafts fair, a car show, kite demonstrations, aircraft and military displays, and live music. Children can enjoy their time at Kids' Kingdom with carnival rides, radio-controlled airplanes and cars, and more fun activities.

The Hot Air Jubilee dates back to 1983 and attracts thousands every summer since then. There are about 25–30 balloons offering rides and entertainment. The main highlight of the festival's program is the Balloon Night Glow at Dusk, where tethered balloons illuminate the area. Additional attractions at Ella Park are the Hurst Planetarium, Ella Sharp Museum, and the Mini-Golf Course. The admission to the festival is free of charge.

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