Up, Up, and Away At Centralia, IL Balloon Fest!

The sky will be a colorful scene next month during the Centralia Balloon Fest, August 18-20, 2017. This all-family affair is a highlight of the summer, with as much activity on the ground as in the sky.

The stars of three-day festival will, of course, be the hot air balloons. More than 40 are expected to participate in activities that include a balloon races and evening Balloon Glows. But there will be plenty of other amusements too, including a craft fair, all-day entertainment, live music, a car show, children’s activities, and lots more. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs for watching and relaxing. You’ll find a complete roudnup of events on the Centralia Balloon Fest website, but below we’ve listed a few of the daily highlights.

Centralia Balloon Fest
August 18 – 20, 2017
Foundation Park
600 N. Pleasant Avenue, Centralia, IL
$3 per adult or student, children 6 and under are free
Parking, $3/day

Friday, August 18, 2017
3:00 p.m. Craft Fair
4:30 – 7:00, Class Clowns, a classic rock band
6:00 p.m., Balloon Race
7:30 p.m., Balloon Glow
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Invaders, a 60’s – 90’s music group
10:00 p.m., fireworks

Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:30 a.m., Balloon Race
9:00 a.m. Craft Fair
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Children’s Activities
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., musical acts, including Elvis Impersonator Contest
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Car Show
7:30 p.m., Balloon Glow
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Blue Suede Crew, 50’s and 60’s music

Sunday, august 20, 2017
6:30 a.m., Balloon Race
9:00 a.m., Craft Fair
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Public Cardboard Boat Building
11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Entertainment Under The Picnic Tent
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., children’s Activities
2:30 p.m. -3:15 p.m., Public Cardboard Boat Races
6:00 p.m., Final Balloon Race

From sky high adventure to down-to-earth fun, you’ll find all that and more in Clinton County!

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