Great Galena Balloon Race

June Fun in the Sun

April 26th, 2018 by Cheryl Farruggia

Spring has finally sprung and we couldn’t be more excited.  With the warmer air comes plenty of wonderful events in Galena.  One of the most beautiful events we have the pleasure of experiencing is the Great Galena Balloon Race.  The event is only $5 for the weekend and proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and  Camp Hertko Hollow, a camp for kids with diabetes.  This year the race takes place on June 15-17th.  The 16th Annual Great Galena Balloon Race begins Friday evening at 5pm.  At 6:oo pm the race starts and at 8:30 there is an illuminating night glow show of balloons that light up the night sky.  If you are interested in a balloon ride of your own there are some great opportunities, go to http://www.buyaballoonride.com

Activities on Friday are:

  • 5-10pm – Live Music by  The Wundo Band
  • 5-9pm – Inflatables for the kids
  • 5-9pm – Food /Beverages
  • 7-9pm – Tethered Balloon Rides

Saturday is full of fun for the whole family.

5:15am – Crack of Dawn Race

6pm – Galena on the Fly Race

8:30pm – Night Glow

(times flex based on weather conditions)

5-10pm – Live Music by Momma Bird

5-9pm – Inflatables for the kids

5-9pm – Food /Beverages

6-8pm – Classic Car Show

7-9pm – Tethered Balloon Rides

(times flex based on weather conditions)

Sunday there is a final Crack of the Dawn race at 5:15 am (weather permitting).

Admission is only $5 at the gate, Free Parking and shuttles.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the weekends activities and give to a great cause.  The Balloon Race raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and  Camp Hertko Hollow, a camp for kids with diabetes.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK, NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS!!  For more information on the food available and other questions go to https://www.greatgalenaballoonrace.com/directions–info

We look forward to seeing you all!

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