Balloon Classic & Fireworks

Event Details
Time 4:00 p.m.
Days Friday, Saturday and Sunday - July 28, 29, & 30
Location Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic & Fireworks FAQ

New and exciting things happening at the Balloon Classic & Fireworks! 

  • Don't miss the Craft Beer Tasting Tent located at the Track Area of the Balloon Classic & Fireworks. The tent will be open from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Presale tickets will be $25 for one day and $40 for both days. Tickets will be available at the event for $30 one day and $50 both days. 
  • Saturday, July 29th don't miss the Up, Up & Away 5K at 8:00 a.m. for more information and to sign up by clicking here

The 2017 Balloon Classic & Fireworks will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 28, 29, and 30.  There will be dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours, and children’s activities. 

We will be having the Up, Up & Away 5k on Saturday, July 29th. For more information please visit the event page.

The Night Glow will take place on Friday evening and the fantastic FIREWORKS extravaganza will take place on Saturday evening. 

Want to learn more about how hot air balloons operate? Please feel free to download the attached document, Ballooning 101.       

Are you looking to volunteer for the Balloon Classic & Fireworks? There are two very important areas for volunteers to get involved. To learn more please email event manager, Andrea Hartman, at

Thank you to the following sponsors to date!                



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