Official Balloon Fest merchandise is now available!

June 2, 2021

The Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce has in-store and online shopping options for those looking to celebrate one of the largest festivals in Southern Illinois.

“Last year, we sold out of t-shirts through our online store before the event officially began. New this year, we have vintage shirts, jackets, and pins for collectors! We look forward to your visit,” says Malaya Downey, assistant director.

Balloon Fest license plates for 2021 are currently available for purchase. Owning this unique piece of Centralia memorabilia joins gets you FREE parking at Balloon Fest (August 20-22). These plates can be displayed on your vehicle from June 22 – August 22. To order this year’s plate you will need to bring your vehicle registration (valid through August), driver’s license, and $36.00 to the Chamber’s office

This year’s Balloon Fest t-shirts, pins, yard balloon spinners, and hot air balloon ornaments are also available for purchase. The Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce located at 210 E. Broadway in Historic Downtown Centralia is your one stop shop for all things Balloon Fest. The Chamber’s office is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Centralia Balloon Fest started in 1990 and is currently growing into a community-wide event with the majority of activities happening in Centralia Foundation Park. Visitors can expect to see Centralia’s best restaurants, shopping, and enjoy festival food with entertainment for the three-day event. For more information, visit the official website at

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