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Join us for the main event – watch the sky over Howell, MI fill with hot-air balloons as they compete to win the Michigan Challenge! All fly-ins and launches take place at the main field.

6:00pm – 8:00pm

6:00am – 8:00am
6:00pm – 8:00pm

6:00am – 8:00am
6:00pm – 8:00pm

(Please note that balloon launches are dependent upon weather conditions, and this schedule is subject to change. For the latest updates and to see any scheduling changes, you can follow us on Twitter – or receive our real-time updates directly on your mobile phone, just text follow balloonfestmi” to 40404.)

Download the 2016 Events Brochure here.

Landing Zone

The Landing Zone is a creative and entertaining area for kids for all ages to play, shop, eat and explore. Paint and Pour is located in the Landing Zone, as well as the Citizens Family Fun Tent, non-profit food booths, arts festival, open-air marketplace, entertainment and the national Buick display.  Guests can download the brochure above for a complete schedule of events and balloonfest site map. The Landing Zone is sponsored C & L Ward Bros., HomeZone Improvements and Two Men and a Truck.

Windjammers Stunt Kite Team

The Windjammers are a balloonfest favorite and have performed at the event for many years. The team is sponsored by Meijer.






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