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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.
6:30 a.m. Hot Air Balloon Rides*
7 a.m. Balloon Media Flight (fly out of Emory Adams Park)*
3 p.m. – Midnight Entertainment District & Beer tent presented by The Miracle League of Findlay open
4 – 7 p.m. Paint tiny art with The Tiny Art League | $5 per person – no registration required!
4 – 11 p.m. Food Vendors Open
4 – 9 p.m.
- Nonprofit Showcase Event Tent Open
- Knocker Ball!
4 – 8 p.m. Kids Fair (inflatables, carnival games and more) Ticket sales for kids fair activities close at 7:30 p.m.
4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Let Your Dreams Take Flight – Arts, Crafts and Amish-made Goods
5 – 9 p.m.
- Jungle Island Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
- Get your photo taken with different characters throughout the festival!
- Helicopter Rides | $35 – no reservation required!
5 – 10 p.m. Veterans’ Tent Open
5:45 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Rides*
6 – 8 Miss Ohio signs autographs at Nonprofit Showcase Event Tent
6 – 9 p.m. Tethered Balloon Rides | $20 – no reservation required!*
6 p.m. Opening Ceremony – National Anthem performed by the Hancock County Children’s Choir
6:15 p.m. Hancock County Children’s Choir at Main Stage
6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight (mass launch from Emory Adams Park)*
7 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff and Police K9 Demonstration
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sol Jam Performs at Main Stage
9 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Illumination (Learn more about the Glow Encounter here)
9:30 p.m. Fireworks (Will move to Saturday if necessary due to weather)*
10 p.m. – Midnight SubAtomic Genius Performs at Main Stage