Gather with thousands of spectators to experience these magical giants close-up as part of the Balloonapalooza Tour ever popular "Balloon Glow & Show" each evening. A balloon glow is a gathering of hot air balloons that inflate at night. When the burners are ignited, the balloons come to life with brightly glowing colors and the roar of the burners. It's a spectacular display of color and sound within the magicalnighttime ambiance of the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds. Families and children may walk up to the balloons to feel the heat from the burners as it inflates the canopies and see first-hand the shapes and colors come to life.
Watch as these colorful shapes float high above the crowd with music, lights and special effects that will be sure to bring smiles to all ages. Want to get that experience and "feeling" of a balloon flight without leaving the ground, a Hot Air Tethered ride is a great way to enjoy the experience. What is a tethered Balloon Ride? Tethering means when a balloon is securely anchored to the ground via a series of high-tensile strength ropes. During a tether ride, passengers climb aboard the aircraft for a short ride. This is ideal for people with fears of flying or heights. Then the hot air balloon ascends to a predetermined height above the ground and crowd to a height of 50‚Ä≤ or less. Tethered Balloon Rides are sold only onsite, are weather dependent, and are on a first come first serve basis.
The Richard M. Borchard festival grounds open each night at 4 pm and features food, arts & crafts, inflatables, tethered balloon rides, musical entertainment and an exhilarating balloon glow show.
Pre-Sale Tickets to the festival are $8 for children, military and seniors with adult tickets at $12. VIP and corporate packages are available. Advance parking express parking passes, VIP packages and tickets may be purchased online at www.BalloonapaloozaTour.com. No Coolers, glass, pets, food & drinks, bottles or cans are permitted on the premises. Lawn chairs & blankets are welcome.
Don't miss this incredible weekend and bring your camera to capture the moment! Our balloon glows have been described as "simply amazing" and fun for all ages.