Hot Air Balloon Rides and More at The Marion County Balloon Festival next Weekend

The Marion County Balloon Festival coming to the Marion County Fairgrounds on August 20th & 21st 2022.

Get the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons, check that bucket list, and get a ride on a tethered Hot Air Balloon!


When is the Marion County Balloon Festival?

The Marion County Balloon Festival is on August 20th & 21st, gates open at 6 pm each day.

What entertainment will be at the Marion County Balloon Festival?

  • We will have a Kids Zone with games and rides!
  • DJ & Live Music for your entertainment from a variety of Artists.
  • Lots & Lots of Craft & Retail Vendor Booths with tons of cool and interesting stuff for sale!
  • Food Vendors with bunches of fantastic Festival Style food to choose from!
Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival
Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival

Can I ride in a hot air balloon at the Marion County Balloon Festival?

Tethered Hot air Balloon rides will be available for purchase at the event for $25 per person. While supplies last and weather dependent. Announcements on rides will be made at the event.

For the Grand Finale, after 9 pm EACH NIGHT we will have the fantastic Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser show where we will light up all the balloons in unison with crowd participatory “Count Downs”! This show incorporates Music and visually stunning coordinated burns by the Hot Air Balloons & Lasers.. creating a Glow!

Bring your blankets, chairs and umbrellas and set up your own viewing spot!

Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Marion County Balloon Festival FAQ:

  • No Coolers allowed.
  • Balloon inflation will take place as soon a winds are low enough to be safe.  Listen for announcements during the event.
  • Rain will not hinder the festival part of the event and the laser show.  It will hinder balloon inflation as balloon fabric obsorbs the rain.  If rain stops the balloons from setting up your tickets are good for another day or show.
  • Pets are not recommended. The “Burner” noise from the hot air balloons can get loud and is disturbing to dogs.  Service dogs are fine.
  • Blankets, Chairs, and personal umbrellas are permitted.  No alcohol is permtted.
  • Kids Zone requires tickets ranging from $1 to $10.  See vendors for details. We DO NOT Handle kids zone rides.
  • Proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics
  • Tickets are $20 adults, $8 Kids.  5 and under free.
  • Tickets at the Gate will be higher $30 Adults $15 Kids
  • Balloon Rides are an additional $25 per person

202220aug(aug 20)6:00 pm21(aug 21)11:00 pmMarion County Balloon Festival6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (21)(GMT-04:00) Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203CategoryFair/Festival,Summer FunSeasonalBalloon Festival,Summer Fun

Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival
Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival
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