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Jackson Hot Air Jubilee 2024

One of the oldest ballooning events in Michigan

Dates: July 19–21, 2024

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 miles (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 has been attracting 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 festival offers free admission.

US Women's National Balloon Championship (July 15-20, 2024)

Recently, Jackson Hot Air Jubilee has also launched another annual ballooning competition specially for women. The US Women's National Balloon Championship partially overlaps in time with the main event. Registration is open from February through mid-March. The event can enroll up to twenty outrageously brave female pilots.

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