2022 National Balloon Classic

Fri. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:00pm - Sat. Aug 6, 2022 at 11:00pm CDT
All Ages
Price: $10.00
All Ages
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Price: $10.00
All Ages
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Saturday, August 6, 2022, From the Race Office:

The FAA states that maximum wind velocity for launch is ten knots and tonight’s forecast is not looking favorable for hot air balloons. What does like wind? Kites! And we have them…like you’ve never seen before. The show must go on and our show is in the sky so join us for a fantastic kite display Great American Kites & Events Jason Brown Country on the stage (people come for miles just for this) and fireworks at dark. It’s Iowa, and winds aloft can change, so if it’s safe, the balloons will also fly out of the field.

It is Legend-Airy!
Outstanding entertainment value, breathtaking views!

The National Balloon Classic is one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the nation, featuring 125+ hot air balloons that paint the Iowa sky with brilliant colors and unique special shapes! For over 50 years this highly competitive, 9-day event has dazzled guests from around the world. Cheer on skilled pilots as they compete for points and prizes, 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 and Dawn Patrol. Fabulous food offerings + beer and wine, fantastic fireworks, special events, and so much more!

General Admission: Good for any (one) evening - ticket price INCLUDES parking!
$10 (+ handling fee). Children aged five and under are free.

Tickets must be purchased prior to arrival, no sales at the gate. Online tickets may be printed at home or scanned on a mobile device (printing tickets at home may expedite parking delays). Online ticket sales are open throughout the duration of the event; tickets do not sell out and can be used any (one) day July 29-Aug 6. Physical tickets are also available at three sponsor locations for $12 per ticket. Please visit our website for retail locations. Deadline for tickets to be delivered via mail is July 20. 

Before you visit, be sure to review Know Before You Go and the 2022 Guest Guide at https://www.nationalballoonclassic.com/ 

Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. No wind/rain check; however, tickets are good for any (one) evening admission during the 2022 event dates. By purchasing this ticket, you understand and agree to the following terms: The National Balloon Classic is an outdoor event. No refunds, rain checks, or exchanges. If hot air balloons are unable to fly due to wind conditions, live music, and other scheduled entertainment, (weather permitting) will still go on. All events at the National Balloon Classic are dependent on prevailing weather conditions and subject to weather delays or cancellations. Times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. The safety of our pilots, volunteers, and spectators is our primary concern. Purchased tickets may be used on any evening during the 2022 National Balloon Classic. Unused tickets are not refundable.

The National Balloon Classic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, thank you for supporting this cherished event!

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Venue Details
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Memorial Balloon Field 15335 Jewell Street
Indianola, IA 50125