Ashland Balloonfest 2024 - Full Schedule


Ashland Balloonfest
+3 Additional Occurrences

ASHLAND BALLOONFEST 2024

Thursday, June 27, 2024

5-8 PM           VIP Reception (VIP Tent) for all sponsors and pilots – tickets required. Musical guest Highland Grove

4-9:30 PM      Kids Fun Zone (Kids Zone) – Pony rides, inflatables, bubble soccer, Gem Mining and more.

4-10 PM         Food Vendors (Concessions) – Many to choose from!

4-9 PM           Merchant Tents – Featuring home improvement solutions, educational options, personal indulgence & much more.

4-9 PM           Ashland Library Bookmobile – Includes collections of books, magazines, audio books, CDs, DVDs. Something for everyone!

5-9 PM           PhilUP Balloon Artist (Kids Zone) – Balloon Artist / Balloon Twister philupballoons.com

5-9 PM           ADAM CALVERT – Live musical entertainment (Main Stage)

6:15 PM          OPENING CEREMONIES (Main Stage) – Ashland Veteran’s Color Guard

6:30 PM          Donley Ford of Ashland Balloon Lift Off (Launch Field) – Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take area media representatives for a ride.

8:15 PM          Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field) – Tickets for Reserved Premier Seating can be purchased online.

9:15 PM          OhioHealth Balloon Glow (Launch Field) – Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Friday, June 28, 2024

7-9 AM           Donley Ford of Ashland Balloon Lift Off (Launch Field) – Bring your chairs, coffee & blankets to watch hot air balloons fly over Freer Field.

11:30 AM -1:30 PM    Food Trailer Friday (Concessions) – Food Trailers will be open for Lunch, free parking!

2-4 PM           Live Radio Remote with iHeart Radio / WNCO's Matt Appleby

4-9:30 PM      Kids Fun Zone (Kids Zone) – Pony rides, inflatables, bubble soccer, Gem Mining and more.

4-10 PM         Food Vendors (Concessions) – Many to choose from!

4-9 PM           Whoopsie Daisy Face Painting

4-9 PM           Merchant Tents – Featuring home improvement solutions, educational options, personal indulgence & much more.

4-9 PM           Ashland Library Bookmobile – Includes collections of books, magazines, audio books, CDs, DVDs. Something for everyone!

5-9 PM           PhilUP Balloon Artist (Kids Zone) – Balloon Artist / Balloon Twister philupballoons.com

5-9 PM           Soul Juice  – Live musical entertainment (Main Stage)

6 PM               Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk – Meet at the LLS Tent and walk to celebrate, honor, and remember those touched by blood cancers

6-9 PM           Princesses – Rapunzel and Ariel (Kids Zone) – Find your favorite character and take a picture!

6 PM               AerOhio Skydiving (Launch Field) – watch as skydivers land on the launch field.

6:30 PM          Donley Ford of Ashland Balloon Lift Off (Launch Field) – Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots & crew prepare hot air balloons to take sponsors & VIPs for a ride.

8:15 PM          Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field) – Tickets for Reserved Premier Seating can be purchased online.

9:15 PM          OhioHealth Balloon Glow (Launch Field) – Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

7-7:30 AM      GYMGUYZ Group Fitness Class – Fitness class for all ages; cardio, strength, and stretch

7-9 AM           Donley Ford of Ashland Balloon Lift Off (Launch Field) – Bring your chairs, coffee & blankets to watch hot air balloons compete for cash prizes.

8-11 AM         30th Annual Ashland BalloonFest 5K (Freer Field)

8-12 PM         Pancake Breakfast & Plane Fly-In at Ashland County Airport – enjoy pancakes and sausage with planes & skydivers. Donations accepted.

4-5 PM           Pilot Meet & Greet – come meet the pilots and get signatures while learning more about hot air balloons!

4-7 PM           Helicopter Rides (Helicopter Zone) - $50 per person (cash only), no reservations required

4-9:30 PM      Kids Fun Zone (Kids Zone) – Pony rides, inflatables, bubble soccer, Gem Mining and more.

4-10 PM         Food Vendors (Concessions) – Many to choose from!

4-9 PM           Whoopsie Daisy Face Painting

4-9 PM           Merchant Tents – Featuring home improvement solutions, educational options, personal indulgence & much more.

4-9 PM           Ashland Library Bookmobile – Includes collections of books, magazines, audio books, CDs, DVDs. Something for everyone!

4:30-8:30 PM  Petting Zoo (Kids Zone)

5-9 PM           PhilUP Balloon Artist (Kids Zone) – Balloon Artist / Balloon Twister philupballoons.com

5-9 PM           Midlyfe Crysis – Live musical entertainment (Main Stage)

6-9 PM           Princesses – Elsa and Anna (Kids Zone) – Find your favorite character and take a picture!

6:30 PM          Donley Ford of Ashland Balloon Lift Off (Launch Field) – Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to compete at off-site targets for cash prizes.

8:15 PM          Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field) – Tickets for Reserved Premier Seating can be purchased online.

9:15 PM          OhioHealth Memorial Balloon Glow (Launch Field) – Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

7-9 AM           Donley Ford of Ashland Balloon Lift Off (Launch Field) – Bring your chairs, coffee & blankets to watch hot air balloons compete for cash prizes.

* SPECIAL NOTES: ALL Balloon activities are weather permitting and subject to delay or cancellation.

For other weekend activities, visit Explore Ashland www.exploreashlandohio.com

Handicap parking at AU Lot B with Shuttle to the field