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It’s Up, Up, And Away at the Greater Lansing Balloon Festival!

September 9th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Greater Lansing Balloon FestivalThe first annual, Greater Lansing Balloon Festival is almost here. Scheduled for Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at Hope Sports Complex in Lansing, MI!

Hot air ballooning is one of those rare things that is almost as fun to watch as it is to do. At the Greater Lansing Balloon Festival, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see these balloons on the ground, being filled, and in the air. Best of all, you’ll get to see them in the air at night, when their glowing, rounded forms light up the darkened sky with color!

Throughout the two-day festival, you’ll have opportunities to watch the balloons getting unpacked, inflated, and launched. You’ll be able to meet the balloon pilots and even walk inside an inflating balloon!

More than just hot air balloons, the Lansing Balloon Festival also includes a 5k Fun Run and lots of fun activities for the kiddies. There will be an inflatable obstacle course for all ages and a chance to inspect a variety of different vehicles at the Touch A Truck exhibit. Vendor booths will be on hand selling handmade crafts, retail items, as well as food and drink.

The big draw will be the balloons, themselves, though. Especially the night glow shows and the balloon walks. If you’ve never experienced these amazing sites, now is your opportunity!

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival Schedule
(times subject to change due to weather)

Friday, Sept 30
4pm-7pm – Inflatables
4pm-7pm – Vendor/Craft Booths
4pm-8pm – Food and Drink Vendors
5pm-7pm – Face Painting
5:30pm – 5K Fun Run
5:30pm-6:30pm – Balloon Launches
7:30pm-8pm – Balloon Night Glow

Saturday, Oct 1
7:30am – Balloon Launches
1pm-3pm – Touch A Truck
1pm-5pm – Balloon Walk
1pm-7pm – Inflatables
1pm-7pm – Vendor/Craft Booths
1pm-8pm – Food and Drink Vendors
2pm-7pm – Face Painting
2:30pm-4:30pm – Meet Mascots
3:30pm-4:30pm – Pilot Meet & Greet
5:30pm-6:30pm – Balloon Launches
7:30pm-8:00pm – Balloon Night Glow

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival

Sept 30 | Oct 1, 2016
Hope Sports Complex
5801 N. Aurelius Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
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Lansing Balloon Festival Lodging
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