SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 20

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.

"Balloon Walk" sponsored by May Group Realtors, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agents

Friday, July 21

Hudsonville Fairgrounds

 

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

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

Carnival Games sponsored by Dave VanderWoude, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent

Inflatables sponsored by Cornerstone Home Group, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agents

 

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

Sponsored by Sherlynn James, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent with RLV Homes

 

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

 

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

Sponsored by Randalyne Westbrook, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent

 

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

 

5:00PM - 9:00PM : Dunk Tank

$1 gives you three chances, proceeds benefit festival charities

Sponsored by Regal Home Group, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agents

 

5:30PM - 6:30PM : May Erlewine (main stage)

 

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

 

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

Sponsored by Tami Huitsing, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent

 

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

 

8:30PM - 9:30PM : George Moss (main stage) (time is dependent on 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 upon weather. We cannot guarantee that they will launch, and we cannot guarantee a time. We aim to launch no later than 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 20 hot air balloons, and it's an incredible sight to see them fill up and take off!

Saturday, July 22

Hudsonville Fairgrounds

 

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

 

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

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

Carnival Games sponsored by Dave VanderWoude, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent

Inflatables sponsored by Cornerstone Home Group, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agents

 

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

Sponsored by Sherlynn James, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent with RLV Homes

 

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

 

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

Sponsored by Randalyne Westbrook, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent

 

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

 

1:00PM - 9:00PM : Dunk Tank

Sponsored by Regal Home Group, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agents

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM : 105.3 Hot FM Live Broadcast (105 Days of Summer)

 

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

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

Sponsored by May Group Realtors, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agents

 

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

 

1:00PM - 5:00PM : Critter Barn

 

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

 

1:15PM - 2:15PM : Boy From School (main stage)

 

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.

Sponsored by Grand Allure Home Group, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agents

 

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

 

2:30PM - 3:15PM : Xpressions of Praise Christian Dance Arts Academy

 

3:30PM - 4:30PM : Live Music (main stage)

 

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

 

5:00PM - 6:30PM : The Lasting Hope (main stage)

 

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

Sponsored by Tami Huitsing, RE/MAX of Grand Rapids agent

 

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

 

9:00PM - 9:30 PM : “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 upon weather. We cannot guarantee that they will launch, and we cannot guarantee a time. We aim to launch no later than 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 20 hot air balloons, and it's an incredible sight to see them fill up and take off!

WAYS TO JOIN THE FESTIVAL

THINGS TO SEE & DO

MACIEK THE MAGICIAN
MACIEK THE MAGICIAN
Friday & Saturday
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BALLOONS BY JAKE
BALLOONS BY JAKE
Friday & Saturday
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THE BALLOON GUY
THE BALLOON GUY
Friday & Saturday
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ANIMALS
ANIMALS
Saturday
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BOB'S CONCESSIONS
BOB'S CONCESSIONS
Friday & Saturday
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PHOTO BOOTHS
PHOTO BOOTHS
Friday & Saturday
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CANVAS PAINTINGS
CANVAS PAINTINGS
Saturday 2:00pm-7:00pm
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HELICOPTER RIDES
HELICOPTER RIDES
Saturday 1:00pm-8:00pm
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MAY ERLEWINE
MAY ERLEWINE
Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm
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GEORGE MOSS
GEORGE MOSS
Friday After Balloon Launches
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BOY FROM SCHOOL
BOY FROM SCHOOL
Saturday 1:15pm-2:15pm
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THE LASTING HOPE
THE LASTING HOPE
Saturday 5:00pm-6:30pm
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LOCATIONS

THURSDAY NIGHT GLOW

JULY 20, 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 21, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM & JULY 22, 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.

VIEW FESTIVAL MAPS

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

Thursday, July 20

Ah-Nab-Awen Park (Downtown GR)

220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22

Hudsonville Fairgrounds

5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426

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Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

RE/MAX of Grand Rapids

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

MACIEK THE MAGICIAN
MACIEK THE MAGICIAN
Friday & Saturday
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BALLOONS BY JAKE
BALLOONS BY JAKE
Friday & Saturday
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THE BALLOON GUY
THE BALLOON GUY
Friday & Saturday
Learn More
ANIMALS
ANIMALS
Saturday
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BOB'S CONCESSIONS
BOB'S CONCESSIONS
Friday & Saturday
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PHOTO BOOTHS
PHOTO BOOTHS
Friday & Saturday
Learn More
CANVAS PAINTINGS
CANVAS PAINTINGS
Saturday 2:00pm-7:00pm
Learn More
HELICOPTER RIDES
HELICOPTER RIDES
Saturday 1:00pm-8:00pm
Learn More
MAY ERLEWINE
MAY ERLEWINE
Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm
Learn More
GEORGE MOSS
GEORGE MOSS
Friday After Balloon Launches
Learn More
BOY FROM SCHOOL
BOY FROM SCHOOL
Saturday 1:15pm-2:15pm
Learn More
THE LASTING HOPE
THE LASTING HOPE
Saturday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Learn More
MACIEK THE MAGICIAN
MACIEK THE MAGICIAN
Friday & Saturday
Learn More
BALLOONS BY JAKE
BALLOONS BY JAKE
Friday & Saturday
Learn More
ANIMALS
ANIMALS
Saturday
Learn More
THE BALLOON GUY
THE BALLOON GUY
Friday & Saturday
Learn More
BOB'S CONCESSIONS
BOB'S CONCESSIONS
Friday & Saturday
Learn More
PHOTO BOOTHS
PHOTO BOOTHS
Friday & Saturday
Learn More
CANVAS PAINTINGS
CANVAS PAINTINGS
Saturday 2:00pm-7:00pm
Learn More
HELICOPTER RIDES
HELICOPTER RIDES
Saturday 1:00pm-8:00pm
Learn More
MAY ERLEWINE
MAY ERLEWINE
Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm
Learn More
GEORGE MOSS
GEORGE MOSS
Friday After Balloon Launches
Learn More
BOY FROM SCHOOL
BOY FROM SCHOOL
Saturday 1:15pm-2:15pm
Learn More
THE LASTING HOPE
THE LASTING HOPE
Saturday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Learn More