Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast (Galena, Illinois)

It’s Up, Up, and Away at the 2017 Great Galena Balloon Race!

June 10th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Great Galena Balloon Race 2017The Great Galena Balloon Race is a spectacular, 3-day event with over 20 hot air balloons, a car show, live music, wine and beer festivals, and so much more. June 16th through the 18th, 2017.

The Great Galena Balloon Race, held every year on the 3rd full weekend in June, is a wonderful way to welcome summer. Over 20 hot air balloons will be on hand to participate in three races, two night glow events, and tethered balloon rides. The sight of so many big and colorful hot air balloons rising up into the clear blue sky is enough to lift anyone’s spirits.

Speaking of spirits, adult attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Ale Fest on Friday night and Wine Flights Saturday night. Ale Fest promises samples of more than 100 craft beers, Wine Flights more than 100 fine wines. Both events are timed to coincide with balloon races and the Night Glows for maximum entertainment.

Add in a car show, live music, food, kids activities, and you’ve a recipe for an unforgettably great weekend. Don’t miss this spectacular three day event!

2017 Great Galena Balloon Race Event Schedule
(times are weather condition dependent)
Friday, June 16
5-10pm – The Wundo Band
5-9pm – Inflatables for the kids
5-9pm – Food /Beverages
6pm – The Great Galena Balloon Race
6-8:30p – Ale Fest
7-9pm – Tethered Balloon Rides
8:30pm – Night Glow

Saturday, June 17
5:15am – Crack of Dawn Balloon Race
6pm – Galena on the Fly Race
6-8:30pm – Wine Flights
8:30pm – Night Glow
5-10pm – Momma Bird
5-9pm – Inflatables for the kids
5-9pm – Food /Beverages
6-8pm – Classic Car Show
7-9pm – Tethered Balloon Rides

Sunday, June 18
5:15am – Crack of Dawn Balloon Race

Great Galena Balloon Race

June 16-18, 2017
444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena IL 61036
Admission is $5 at the gate. Ale Fest and Wine Flights tickets are $30. All proceeds go towards research to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.
Visit the Great Galena Balloon Race website for tickets and more information.

Great Galena Balloon Race Lodging
As of this writing, we still have a few rooms open for the Great Galena Balloon Race – but that wont be true for long! If you’re planning on attending, make the most of your stay with accommodations at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast! Our extraordinarily comfortable accommodations and posh amenities are all nestled on manicured grounds just minutes from downtown Galena. Spoil yourself with a stay at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast!

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