© 2015 by Great Galena Balloon Race

P.O. Box 41 Galena, Illinois 61036

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June 19-21, 2019

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 - Mama Tess and the Chain of Fools

6:00p Hot Air Balloons!

          the race begins & the Balloons Fly!

          sponsored by Galena On the Fly

8:30p night glow!

          sponsored by FS Stevenson Supply

5p-9p Inflatables for the kids

ADMISSION $5 per person at the gate

Free Parking & Shuttle to the event field

 

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!

times flex according to weather conditions
1/6
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 SALE!
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 5-9pm
in the BIG TENT!
 
Check out Plein Air & other original works from regional artists! Plus, all the fun of the Great Galena Balloon Race!
 
 
New!
CHECK OUT THE NIGHT GLOW EXTRAVAGANZA!

sponsored by

Eagle Ridge Resort

& Spa

 
cash only event - sorry
no credit or debit cards
 
Live music & entertainment for the whole family

sponsored by

Stevenson Service

Company

 
About The Balloon Race
The Great Galena Balloon Race benefits JDRF and Camp Hertko Hollow. The event has raised more than $300,000 for kids with diabetes since the event began in 2002.
 
 

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FAQ's

the entire amount goes to charity
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
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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
parking - follow the signs to remote parking. The shuttle runs about every 15 minutes.
directions - scroll down to the google map below
weather - looks good!
get the latest here
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
pets - yes. but it's crowded, be sure your pet is ready for a crowd and you are in charge of clean up
Contact Us