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Livingston Sensation sings its way to Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

Are you Livingston County’s next singing sensation? The popular Livingston Sensation singing contest, formally presented by the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, moves to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. Singers are invited to complete in two semi-final events to be held at Cleary’s Pub, 117 E. Grand River Ave. in downtown Howell on June 10 and […]

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Paint and Pour adds color to Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

Colorful hot-air balloons paint the sky at the Michigan Challenge, and this year guests will be able to paint their own memory of the event in Howell. “Paint and Pour offers an interactive, creative activity for balloon guests to do while they wait for the balloon launches. It’s a natural fit to the Juried Arts Festival,” […]

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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra “plays” at balloonfest

Children will have a chance to play a number of different musical instruments at the Ann Arbor Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo. The new attraction takes place from 12-4 on Saturday and is sponsored by Comerica.

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Paint and Pour at balloonfest

Colorful art comes to balloonfest! We’ve partnered with Paint and Pour to offer drop in paint classes at the event.

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Lake Trust Credit Union to sponsor Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

Lake Trust Credit Union is the new major sponsor of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, June 26-28 in Howell. This is the 31st year of the event, hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and held at the Howell High School campus. The three-day festival features the state championship of hot-air ballooning, as well as […]

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Congratulations Phil Glebe – the 2014 Michigan Challenge Champion!

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Friday Fan Favorites

Our fans, supporters, and attendees are amazing, and that’s a big reason why the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest has been such a great event for so many years (we’re celebrating 30 years in 2014!). Here are some of the fantastic photos you have been sending us, tagging us in, and sharing online about our events & […]

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Highlights from balloonfest 2014: Friday

Friday was a great start to the 30th Anniversary of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest… The weather was perfect, and the entertainment and attractions were fun for the whole family. Here are some of the highlights from Friday – we are looking forward to another amazing day at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest today!   Thanks to […]

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Michigan Challenge Balloonfest celebrates 30 years this weekend in Howell

At Michigan Challenge XXX, the number 30 is something special. Balloonfest has been offering high-flying, outdoor family entertainment for three decades, and holds a special place in the hearts of many. Competition Director Dick Rudlaff helped start the event. “Wow, what a great run,” said Rudlaff. “We started with a simple idea and here we […]

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