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happening
June 17-19
2022
cash event - no credit cards
$5 admission
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CALL FOR ARTISTS for the GREAT GALENA ART SHOW

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June 17-19, 2022

always the 3rd full weekend in June

event details

 friday & saturday night 5-10p
times flex according to weather conditions

5:00p gates open

5:30p live music

          friday - The Wundo Band

          saturday - TBD

6:00p Hot Air Balloons!

          the race begins & the Balloons Fly!

          sponsored by Galena On the Fly

8:30p Hot Air Balloon Nightglow!

         sponsored by FS Stevenson Service Company

5p-9p Inflatables for the kids

ADMISSION $5 per person at the gate

Free Parking & Shuttle to the event field

SEE  PARKING & SHUTTLE DETAILS IN FAQ

 

classic car show - SATURDAY NIGHT! Starts at 6pm!  Special Thanks to these car clubs!!

Antique Town Rods, Galena, IL

High Point Cruisers, Scales Mound, IL

Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club, Platteville, WI

 

saturday & sunday morning 5am

Hot Air Balloons! Crack of Dawn Balloon Race!

Come watch the balloons fly around 5am Saturday and Sunday depending on the weather. We put updates on Facebook and our website if balloons are not flying. They setup and take off in about 30 minutes.

Short and sweet... bring a coffee and a folding chair, it's a fun peaceful morning. Times flex according to weather conditions


NO SHUTTLE for 5am flights ONLY park on Walnut St by the event field
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no carry-in's please
we are raising $$ for a great camp called Camp Hertko Hollow for kids with diabetes and Juvenile Diabetes Research (JDRF)
GREAT GALENA ART SHOW!
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 5p-9p
in the BIG TENT!
 
Check out original works from regional artists! Plus, all the fun of the Great Galena Balloon Race!
 
 
New!
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cash only event - sorry
no credit or debit cards
CHECK OUT THE NIGHT GLOW EXTRAVAGANZA!
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sponsored by

Eagle Ridge Resort

& Spa

 
 
Live music & entertainment for the whole family

sponsored by

Stevenson Service

Company

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About The Balloon Race
The Great Galena Balloon Race benefits JDRF and Camp Hertko Hollow. The event has raised more than $350,000 for kids with diabetes since the event began in 2002.
 
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VOLUNTEER

AT THE GREAT GALENA BALLOON RACE

 

Sponsors

FAQ's

balloon rides - yes. contact our friends at www.buyaballoonride.com
weather - looks good!get the latest here
food/drinks - yes. we have burgers, hot dogs, walking-tacos & more... to drink we have soft-drinks, beer, & wine
pets - yes. but it's crowded, be sure your pet is ready for a crowd and you are in charge of clean up
cash event - sorry no credit or debit cards
admission - $5 per person at the gate
the entire amount goes to charity
no carry-ins - no coolers, no carry-in's please, we are raising $$ for charity
weather - looks good!
get the latest here
pets - yes. but it's crowded, be sure your pet is ready for a crowd and you are in charge of clean up
what to bring - blankets, chairs - grab a spot, listen to music & watch the balloons
balloon rides - yes. contact our friends at www.buyaballoonride.com
food/drinks - yes. we have burgers, hot dogs, walking-tacos & more... to drink we have soft-drinks, beer, & wine
directions - scroll down to the google map below
parking - follow the signs to remote parking. The shuttle runs about every 15 minutes.
PARKING & SHUTTLE LOCATIONS:

- Big Field - bottom of Mt. Hope Rd near Thunder Bay (follow signs)

- South Course parking lot

- East Couse parking lot

THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE EVENT FIELD


NO SHUTTLE for the 5am Flights on Saturday & Sunday AM (park on Walnut)

 

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