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 2023
When: June 8 – 10, 2023
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, night glow, fireworks, craft vendors, food vendors, musical entertainment and children’s activities.
When: June 22 – 24, 2023
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.
When: July 3, 2023
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.
When: July 21 & 22, 2023
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.
When: July 28 – 30, 2023
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.
When: August 5, 2023
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.
When; August 10 – 12, 2023
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.
When: August 11 – 13, 2023
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: mid August 2023
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.
When: September 14 – 17, 2023
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.
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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