Welcome to the main event at Balloon Fest
This year Centralia Balloon Fest will offer a hot air Balloon Glow featuring 35 balloons, live headlining music acts, a festival foodie’s paradise, and over 100 vendors. Welcome to the main event at Centralia Balloon Fest!
Gather the family and come experience the magic of the main event in Foundation Park from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Grab your lawn chairs, sample a variety of festival food from over a dozen vendors on Food Row, shop till you drop with over 100 vendors, and enjoy the scenic wonder of 35 hot air balloons taking flight and glowing to the rhythm of music!
“The Balloon Glow at Balloon Fest is the largest event in our region,” said Malaya Downey, Assistant Chamber Director. “Needless to say, it’s the most anticipated part of Balloon Fest weekend. We don’t want anyone to miss this experience of watching hot air balloons as they glow around Catfish Pond in Foundation Park. The Main Event is designed to make sure all families, travelers, and couples can witness the luminous magic of Balloon Fest.”
Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. join everyone for hot air balloon flights and breathtaking views of hot air balloons glowing over Catfish Pond at Foundation Park.
Sunday, join everyone back in Foundation Park for Family Fun Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cardboard Boat Races and the Car & Motorcycle Show are back in Foundation Park. Family Fun Day at Balloon Fest will also have inflatables, costumed characters, live entertainment, along with incredible opportunities for family photos.