Events & Attractions

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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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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We welcome Rosie back

Stop by the Yankee Air Museum booth at balloonfest and visit with ladies dressed as Rosie the Riveter.  

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Downtown Howell

Sunday, June 29 Howell’s Sunday Farmers’ Market

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Meijer mobile unit returns

The Meijer mobile unit was a big hit last year and returns with great activities, gaming, photo booth, free samples, entertainment and giveaways. Kids can ride Sandy, the Meijer penny pony. Meijer sponsors the Windjammers Stunt Kite Team.

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Windjammers Stunt Kite Team

The Windjammers Stunt Kite Team returns to fly colorful kites on Saturday and Sunday of balloonfest weekend. In what could be described as dancing kites, the team performs with a routine set to the music of patriotic favorites to Motown and show tunes. The highlight of their performance is a stirring rendition of America The […]

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Renewal by Andersen Skydivers

The Paul McCowan Airshow is described as skydiving that’s exciting, entertaining, and explosive. The Renewal by Andersen Skydivers join the Michigan Challenge for many spectacular jumps throughout the weekend performing precision skydiving maneuvers including skydiving with what the team calls, the Flag. This special flag is 5,000 square feet, larger that an NBA basketball court […]

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