National Balloon Classic – Indianola, Iowa

The National Balloon Classic is the 2nd oldest and 2nd largest 9 day hot air balloon festival in the United States. The dates for the 2010 Classic are July 30 – August 7. We will have 100 hot air balloons filling the skies around Indianola and Warren County. This event is very family oriented. In addition to the great sites provided by the colorful balloons, we have evening stage entertainment, kids rides, food & beverage vendors, and more… Our balloon flights begin Friday evening July 30th at 6:30 p.m. From Saturday, July 31st through Saturday, August 7th, we will have morning flights at 6:30 a.m. and evening flights at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are young or just young at heart, this spectacular site will be very entertaining. Along with the specatacular colors of our regular hot air balloons, we will also have 5 special shape balloons. Plan to come to Indianola, Iowa, July 30 – August 7, 2010 for a spectacular hot air balloon festival.

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  1. Elaine Turner says:

    I would like more information on the Balloon Fest, dates, where to stay,etc. Can you give me the schedule for 2012??
    Thank you for your help.
    Elaine Turner

  2. The Classic will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 through Saturday, August 3, 2012. There are many hotels in the Indianola and Des Moines are for you to choose from for accommodations.

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