SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 19

AH-NAB-AWEN PARK

 

6:00PM - 10:00PM: Picnic in the Park: Balloon Walk & Night Glow

Walk inside a RE/MAX hot air balloon for $1 and watch as the hot air balloons "glow" throughout the night sky. There will also be live music, food, and information about the festival.

 

6:30PM - 8:30PM: Cumulus Radio: 105.3 Days of Summer Live

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

HUDSONVILLE FAIRGROUNDS

 

5:00PM - 8:00PM: Dunk Tank

$1 gives you three chances to dunk a REALTORĀ®; proceeds benefit the festival charities.

 

5:00PM - 9:00PM: Carnival Games, Inflatables, and Activities

Carnival games range from $3-$5 with great prizes and a percentage of the proceeds benefit the festival charities.

 

5:00PM - 9:00PM: Craft & Vendor Booths

 

5:00PM - 9:00PM: Food & Drink Vendors

 

5:00PM - 9:00PM: Face Painting

 

5:00PM - 9:00PM: Photo Booths (MiPhotoBooth)

 

5:00PM - 9:00PM: Caricatures by Corey

Caricatures will be completed within 5 minutes. $5 per face in black and white and $12 per face in color.

 

5:30PM - 6:30PM: Xpressions of Praise Christian Dance Arts Academy

 

5:30PM - 8:30PM: Balloon Artists

 

6:45PM - 7:30PM: Maciek the Magician (secondary stage)

 

7:00PM - 8:00PM: Balloon Launches (time is dependent on the weather conditions)

 

8:30PM - 9:30PM: George Moss (main stage) (time is dependent on the balloon launches)

 

9:30PM - 10:00PM: "Night Glow"

 

Please note:

- Admission gates will close at 9:00PM

- All activities are weather dependent and the times may vary from the posted schedule. For safety, balloon launches are completely dependent on the weather. We cannot guarantee that they will launch, and we cannot guarantee a time. We aim to launch no later that 8PM both Friday and Saturday evening, however, we could launch earlier or later, depending on the weather. Also, balloons start inflating well before the launch. In order to see the balloons filled and launched, we recommend everyone arrive by 6PM to ensure you don't miss out! The viewing area will get you close to many hot air balloons, and it's an incredible sight to see them fill up and take off!

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

HUDSONVILLE FAIRGROUNDS

 

6:30AM - 8:00PM: Balloon Fly-Ins (time is dependent on the weather conditions)

 

1:00PM - 8:00PM: Dunk Tank

$1 gives you three chances to dunk a REALTORĀ®; proceeds benefit the festival charities.

 

1:00PM - 9:00PM: Carnival Games, Inflatables, and Activities

Carnival games range from $3-$5 with great prizes and a percentage of the proceeds benefit the festival charities.

 

1:00PM - 9:00PM: Craft & Vendor Booths

 

1:00PM - 9:00PM: Food & Drink Vendors

 

1:00PM - 9:00PM: Face Painting

 

1:00PM - 9:00PM: Photo Booths (MiPhotoBooth)

 

1:00PM - 9:00PM: Caricatures by Corey

Caricatures will be completed within 5 minutes. $5 per face in black and white and $12 per face in color.

 

1:00PM - 4:00PM: Balloon Walk

Walk inside a RE/MAX hot air balloon for $1; proceeds benefit the festival charities.

 

1:00PM - 4:00PM: Hudsonville Fire Truck

 

1:00PM - 8:00PM: Helicopter Rides (Intrepid Helicopters)

 

2:00PM - 7:00PM: "Cookies & Canvas" Painting Sessions

Paint an 8x10 canvas. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the festival charities. New painting sessions start every hour on the hour with the last session beginning at 7pm.

 

2:00PM - 8:00PM: Balloon Artists

 

2:15PM - 3:00PM: Xpressions of Praise Christian Dance Arts Academy

 

3:30PM - 8:30PM: Critter Barn

 

3:30PM - 4:30PM: The Lasting Hope (main stage)

 

4:00PM - 5:00PM: Pilot Meet & Greet

 

5:00PM - 6:30PM: Live Music (main stage)

 

6:45PM - 7:30PM: Maciek the Magician (secondary stage)

 

7:00PM - 8:00PM: Balloon Launches (time is dependent on the weather conditions)

 

9:00PM - 9:30PM: "Night Glow"

 

Please note:

- Admission gates will close at 9:00PM

- All activities are weather dependent and the times may vary from the posted schedule. For safety, balloon launches are completely dependent on the weather. We cannot guarantee that they will launch, and we cannot guarantee a time. We aim to launch no later that 8PM both Friday and Saturday evening, however, we could launch earlier or later, depending on the weather. Also, balloons start inflating well before the launch. In order to see the balloons filled and launched, we recommend everyone arrive by 6PM to ensure you don't miss out! The viewing area will get you close to many hot air balloons, and it's an incredible sight to see them fill up and take off!

WAYS TO JOIN THE FESTIVAL

VENDOR

SPONSOR

VOLUNTEER

INDIVIDUAL / CRAFT

IN-KIND

HOT AIR BALLOON CREW

THINGS TO SEE & DO

LOCATIONS

THURSDAY NIGHT GLOW

JULY 19, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Ah-Nab-Awen Park

 

220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 

South of Bridge Street and north of Pearl Street, adjacent to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum along the banks of the Grand River, downtown.

 

Parking will be available for free at the city parking lot located west of Scribner Ave, under U.S. 131. Parking is also available at the Ellis Parking Lot located north of the park off of Bridge Street for $10 per vehicle (cash only).

FRIDAY & SATURDAY FESTIVAL

JULY 20, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM & JULY 21, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hudsonville Fairgrounds

 

5235 Park Avenue Hudsonville, MI 49426

 

From the Holland Area: I-196 East to exit 62 (Hudsonville) turn left on to 32nd Ave., turn left on to Chicago Dr. (M-121) and proceed west, turn right on 40th Ave and proceed about a block and the Fair Grounds will be on your right.

 

From the Grand Rapids Area:  I-196 West to exit 69B (Chicago Dr W), continue on Chicago Dr. (M-121) and proceed west, turn right on 40th Ave and proceed about a block and the Fair Grounds will be on your right.

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All activities are weather permitting.

No alcohol is allowed on the festival premises.

 

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Thursday, July 19

Ah-Nab-Awen Park (Downtown GR)

220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21

Hudsonville Fairgrounds

5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

RE/MAX of Grand Rapids

SCHEDULE

WAYS TO JOIN THE FESTIVAL

THINGS TO SEE & DO

LOCATIONS

FRIDAY & SATURDAY FESTIVAL

JULY 20, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

JULY 21, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

All activities are weather permitting.

No alcohol is allowed on the festival premises.

 

Follow us to get up to the minute news and announcements throughout the Festival

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/remaxofgrandrapidsballoonfestival

 

Please share your photos on Facebook and tag Grand Rapids Balloon Festival and post to Instagram: #grballoonfest