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Flag City BalloonFest
The Flag City BalloonFest is a free community event that is one of the signature events in Hancock County. Highlights of the festival include great food, fireworks, the Up, Up, and Away 5K, a kids area, the balloon launch and glow. Hot Air Balloon Rides are available, you must pre-register. Tethered balloon rides are available for $20 from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Glow Encounter is new this year! See all the details here, purchase experiences here!
Balloon Flights, weather permitting, will take place every morning and evening of the festival.
6 a.m. Sunrise Yoga led by local instructor Katy Mercer of The Lavender Hour
6:30 a.m. Hot Air Balloon Rides*
7 a.m. Balloon Flight (fly into Emory Adams Park)*
8 a.m. Up, Up, and Away 5K
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Helicopter Rides | $35 – no reservation required!
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Flag City Stars Talent Search at Main Stage
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 5th Annual Vintage Base Ball Round Robin Tournament
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Kids Fair (inflatables, carnival games and more) Ticket sales for kids fair activities close at 7:30 p.m.
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Jungle Island Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
- Jungle Island Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
- Get your photo taken with different characters throughout the festival!
- Knocker Ball!
10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Let Your Dreams Take Flight – Arts, Crafts and Amish-made Goods
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car & Motorcycle Show with Miss Ohio
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Nonprofit Showcase Tent Open
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Food Vendors Open
12:30 – 2 p.m. Anything Jones Performs at Main Stage
2 – 7 p.m. Paint tiny art with The Tiny Art League | $5 per person – no registration required!
2:30 – 4 p.m. Electric Indian Performs at Main Stage
3 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff and Police K9 Demonstration
3 – 5 p.m. Miss Ohio signs autographs at Nonprofit Showcase Event Tent
4 – 5 p.m. Balloon Pilot Autograph Session
4:30 – 6 p.m. Rival Tribes Performs at Main Stage
6 – 9 p.m. Tethered Balloon Rides | $20 – no reservation required!*
6 p.m. Welcome Ceremony & Scholarship Presentation
6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight (fly into Emory Adams Park)*
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Null Set Performs at Main Stage
9 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Illumination (Learn more about the Glow Encounter here!)
10 p.m. – Midnight Electrik Circus Performs at Main Stage