National Balloon Classic

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

    Don't miss the 2021 National Balloon Classic July 30 - August 7! The spectacular, 9-day event features 100+ hot air balloons that paint the Iowa sky with brilliant colors and unique special shapes. Cheer on skilled pilots competing for points and prizes, enjoy live music on the TruBank stage, 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 Nite Glow. Fabulous food vendors, beer/wine, and so much more! Incredible family value; $10 includes parking (kids six and under are free). WE ARE CASHLESS! Tickets must be ordered online and printed on paper (pre-printed tickets available at Indianola Hy-Vee Customer Service). Information and tickets visit

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    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: General Admission (Ages 6 and over), $10. Children (5 and under), free. Admission price includes parking.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: Morning competition viewing is free, no amenities (Gates open at 5 a.m.); Evening competition flight, entertainment, food and festival 6:30 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m.)
    • Season: July 30 - August 7, 2021.
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly): Over 100 hot air balloons. Kid-friendly, live bands nightly, food and beverage concession, Nite Glows, fireworks, buses welcome (must call in advance).
  • Location
    15335 Jewell Street | Indianola, IA 50125