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The Detroit Circus is coming to the Michigan Challenge

Make sure to balance your schedule during the weekend so you don’t miss these amazing performances.

We’re building more activities for balloonfest guests

Ben the Lego Man will create hot-air balloons out of Legos, and provide a table of the building blocks for all to play on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. This creative attraction is sponsored by St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.

It’s nine o’clock on Saturday, June 23

Main Street Dueling Pianos perform on the main stage on Saturday between the scheduled balloon launch and balloon glow.

Memories of what we have done

Who’s got Pepsi products? We do!

Beverage sponsor Pepsi brings product sampling to the balloonfest. Pepsi products can also be purchased in the dining court and Landing Zone.

Navigate your way to the Family Fun Tent

Sponsored by Gilden Woods, activities are presented by Gilden Woods, the Livingston County Family YMCA and community partners. An obstacle course has been added to the activities this year. Visit the fun tent from 2-7 on Saturday and Sunday.


2|42 balloon launches at the Michigan Challenge

A new handicap-accessible balloon makes its debut at balloonfest. For more, visit http://242community.com/balloon/


Visit with movie stars

Costumed characters from the upcoming The Emoji Movie will entertain balloonfest guests on Saturday.

Wade Shows Guest Relations

Benefit from new guest relations services at the Wade Shows carnival that include sunscreen, hand sanitizer and a charging station. Save money too by ordering wristbands online HERE.

Baby Friendly Rest Stop

St. John Providence provides an area for mothers and babies to rest and relax.


Balloonfest gives back to the community.

You can help by making a fleece blanket in the arts festival for a donation of $24. For more information, visit fleeceandthankyou.org 

 Sophia Avocado performs on Friday night.

What’s up with this batting cage?

New entertainment sponsor Cleary University offers fun sports activities at their booth.

Want a photo of the big red chair?

Have a seat at the Meijer booth, sponsor of the Windjammers Stunt Kite Team.

Our partnership with the Yankee Air Museum continues.

Enjoy a performance by the Rosies Drill Team on Saturday.


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