National Balloon Classic
Don't miss the spectacular National Balloon Classic July 27-August 3, 2018! 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 NationalBalloonClassic.com.
- 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 flights 6:30 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m.).
- Season: July 27 - August 4, 2018.
- Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Kid-Friendly, live bands nightly, food concession, Nite Glows, fireworks, buses welcome (must call in advance).