National Balloon Classic

  • 15335 Jewell Street | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Phone: (515) 961-8415
  • Region: South
  • Overview

    Don't miss the spectacular National Balloon Classic July 26-August 3, 2019! Watch in wonder as nearly 100 hot air balloons paint the Iowa sky with brilliant colors and playful special shapes. Cheer on skilled pilots competing for points and prizes, enjoy live music nightly, buy a balloon ride for a one-of-a-kind experience, and prepare to be awestruck as dark skies come alive with a mystical glow during Dawn Patrol and Nite Glow Extravaganza. This and so much more during the incredible 9-day event! Visit

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  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Morning admission, free; Evening admission (Ages 6 and over), $5; Children (5 and under), free. Admission price includes parking.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: Morning competition flights 6:30 a.m. (Gates open at 5 a.m.); Evening competition and festival flights 6:30 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m.)
    • Season: July 26 - August 3, 2019.
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly): Kid-Friendly, live bands nightly, food concession, Dawn Patrol, Nite Glows, fireworks, buses welcome (must call in advance).
  • Events

    July 26, 2019 - August 3, 2019

    National Balloon Classic

    July 26 - August 3

    National Balloon Classic

    July 27, 2019

    National Balloon Classic Parade

    11 am on Saturday, July 27

    Indianola Town Square