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Waterford Balloonfest 2024

A free ballooning extravaganza for the whole family

Dates: June 29, 2024

Waterford Balloonfest

Waterford Balloonfest is a free festival celebrating hot air balloons in the middle of summer in Waterford, WI. Wisconsinites and guests from neighboring states appreciate the affair as it is one of the area's only events of its kind.

The main highlight of the celebration is surely hot air balloons, launched from the fields in the morning and evening. Tethered balloon rides are available in the afternoon for $20 per adult or $15 per kid. But the festive program also features Rotocross drone races, helicopter rides, outdoor movies, live music, and a balloon night glow on Friday and Saturday evenings. A craft fair takes place from noon to 6 pm. Family-friendly entertainment is available throughout the entire day. The festival takes place at the Waterford Town Park on 8422 Jensen Parkway.

Waterford Balloon Festival initially stretched over a weekend and drew from 15,000 to 25,000 people, with 30% out-of-state attendees. However, lately Waterford Balloonfest, sponsored by Scherrer Construction, has been rebranded as a one-day action-packed ballooning fiesta.

The festival's admission is free. As for parking, the cost is $10 per car, cash only. The festival allows to bring socialized dogs on 6-feet leashes and owners are asked to clean up after their pets.

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