Balloon Fest 2018 Welcomes Neptuno The Sea Horse And Claw’d The Crab

August 2, 2018

Balloon Fest is excited to welcome Neptuno the Sea Horse and Claw’D the crab to their first appearance at Balloon Fest August 17-18-19 in Foundation Park. Neptuno is sponsored by SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and Claw’D is sponsored by SSM Health St. Mary’s Medical Staff , both are Major Sponsors of Balloon Fest.

Neptuno the Sea Horse stands over 110 feet tall and weighs over 400 lbs! His eyes are his best quality – just one look at him and you’ll grin ear to ear! Claw’D the crab is 53 times heavier than a standard king crab with a leg span of 80 feet and his contagious smile will entertain adults and children alike! Both special shape balloons are owned and operated by BAMpromotions from Louisville, Kentucky. The 29th Annual Balloon Fest is pleased to welcome both of these spectacular special shapes along with “Lindy” the cool balloon who wears sunglasses, sponsored by Quantum Vision Centers, also a Major Sponsor of Balloon Fest.

These special shaped balloons are part of the entire line-up of 35 colorful hot air balloons that will grace the skies over Centralia during Balloon Fest 2018. There will be a mini-balloon glow following the balloon race on Friday night and an all-balloon glow on Saturday night. For a complete schedule of Balloon Fest events visit our website and