Check out the beautiful sights of balloon glows this summer!* If you’ve never witnessed a balloon glow, you’re missing out on a fantastic experience, and your kids will be in awe of the beauty of the balloons! Balloon glows feature hot air balloons that are tethered to the ground, but the balloons continue to burn. When multiple balloons are glowing at the same time, the night sky is lit in a gorgeous display of colorful spheres. We’ve rounded up the summer balloon glows around Indy, so you can plan to attend one, or all of them! Keep in mind that these events are typically held based upon the weather, so be sure to check websites and Facebook pages, to make sure that the event is still on.
June 25th—Avon Town Hall Park Ribfest
During the celebration, you can see fireworks, dive into some delicious food, see live entertainment, and enjoy festival activities all day. At dusk, they light the balloons, and event-goers can witness the beautiful glow of lights that stretch for miles. Free event, with $5 per carload parking. Keep checking the website for details.
July 3rd—Lights over Morse Lake
The balloon glow takes place Sunday night on the 3rd, following an all-day festival celebrating the State of Indiana’s bicentennial. Free event, with festival activities and food during the day, and balloon glow at dusk. We got our info directly from a chairman of the event, but more updated info will be posted to the website.
August 5th—Indiana State Fair
Known across the state as one of the most beautiful balloon glows that Indiana has to offer, the State Fair will light their balloons for a free glowing light spectacle. Of course, while you’re there…FAIR! For more info, visit the Indiana State Fair website.
September 9th & 10th—Kiwanis Bloomington
The Night Glow will take place at dusk at the Kiwanis Balloon Fest, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The event features 20 hot air balloons, some in shapes, and the Night Glow happens both nights! The Night Glow also offers tethered balloon rides at night! Balloon Fest also features a car show, bands, and food and vendors. For more info, check out their website.
September 16th & 17th—Frankton Heritage Days
The Balloon Extravaganza offers kids’ activities, food, fireworks, hot air balloon rides, and the Night Glow! The glows happen both Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, with tethered rides on Saturday from 7-9pm. Details here.
*All dates and events are based on calendar year 2016.