10 Hot Air Balloon Festivals In Ohio To See In (2024)

Hot Air Balloon Festivals are fun for the entire family. From hot air balloon rides, live music, kids activities and nightly balloon glows, it’s an experience for everyone. There are many hot air balloon festivals located all over the United States. However an out of state road trip may not be on the travel itinerary this year.  So if you live in Ohio or are traveling through and looking for hot air balloon festivals in Ohio, then you are in the right place.

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Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Ohio for 2024

1. Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival 

photo credit: Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival

When: June 6 – 8, 2024

Where: Coshocton County Fairgrounds, Coshocton, OH

This FREE 3 day family friendly hot air balloon festival has been around for over 40 years. It includes hot air balloon launches (weather permitting), night glow, fireworks, craft vendors, food vendors, musical entertainment, children’s activities and more.

2. Ashland Ohio BalloonFest

photo credit: Ashland Ohio BalloonFest

When: June 27 – 29, 2024

Where: Freer Field, Ashland, OH

The Ashland Balloonfest is fun for the entire family. With hot air balloon launches, nightly glow, live music, a kids’ fun zone, balloon artist, pancake breakfast and so much more. See the full schedule for all the Friday & Saturday events.

3. Coney Island Balloon Glow 

UPDATE: CLOSED Unfortunately Coney Island closed the end of 2023. The property was sold to Music & Event Management Inc., a subsidiary of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Where: Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH

The Coney Island Balloon Glow is a one day special event featuring live entertainment, delicious food, inflatables for the kids, 10 amazing hot air balloons, night glow and a fireworks display. Make sure to check the event schedule for a list of all activities.

4. Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon & Skydiving Festival 

photo credit: Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival

When: July 19 & 20, 2024

Where: Smith Park, Middleton, OH

This 2 day annual event is open from 5pm to 10:30pm and cost $5 per person 13 and up. The event includes, hot air balloons, night glow, car show, fireworks show, tethered hot air balloon rides, carnival rides, helicopter rides and more. 

5. Balloon Classic

When: 2024 Dates TBD

Where: Kent State University Stark Campus, Canton OH

Balloon Classic is a free event and part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival. The event has 5 scheduled flights for the hot air ballon festival. Friday night is the balloon glow and Saturday night is fireworks. There will be fair food, kids areas and musical entertainment on both nights. And tethered hot air balloon rides will also be available.

6. Defiance Balloon Festival 

When: August 3, 2024

Where: Defiance County Airport, Defiance, OH 

A full day of balloon activities! From breakfast to food trucks, hot air balloon flights, 5K run or walk, kids area, balloon glow and so much more. Admission price is $15 per car and addition fees for rides and activities. Also make sure to bring your own lawn chairs so you can comfortably enjoy the event.

7. All Ohio Balloon Festival 

photo credit: All Ohio Balloon Festival

When; August 8 – 10, 2024

Where: Union County Airport, Marysville, OH

Tickets can be purchased for this 3 day event on the website including GA and concert events. This years bands include the legendary Beach Boys and the Wallflowers. Other activities include hot air balloon rides, biplane rides, kids area, food vendors and more. Entrance is located on 1500 Weaver Road with $5 parking fee. 

8. Flag City Balloonfest 

When: 2024 Dates TBD

Where: Emory Adams Park, Findlay, OH

This three-day event has free admission to the festival. You can however purchase hot air balloon rides, early entry to the hot air balloon glow and the car and motorcycle show. The festival will also have food and craft vendors.

9. Balloons Off Broadway 

When: 2024 Dates TBD

Where: Beulah Park, Grove City. OH 

This Friday & Saturday night event includes tethered balloon rides, night glow, hot air ballon launch, live music and more. Make sure to bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the show.

10. Ravenna Balloon A-Fair

photo credit: Ravenna Balloon A-Fair

When: September 19 – 22, 2024

Where: Sunbeau Valley Farm, Ravenna, OH

Get ready for 4 days of fun filled activities. The event kicks off with Thursday with a children’s parade downtown Ravenna. On Friday the festival events include live music, hot air ballon glow, food vendors, wine vendors, axe throwing, mechanical bull rides and helicopter rides. Then on Saturday, you can also enjoy the grand parade, food and craft vendors, more live music, hot air balloon launch, static display, Jeep show and fireworks. Sunday is also filled with a variety of events. Cost is $5 per person per day and children under 12 are free. 

In Summary

As you can see, there are many hot air balloon festivals in Ohio for you to enjoy this year or next. I hope you found this information about hot air balloon festivals helpful and useful. If so, please SAVE, SHARE and COMMENT below. And if there are any events to add to the list, please let me know.

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Thanks for reading and Happy Festival-ing!

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