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Balloon Classic Presented By Aultman

Event Details
Time 4 - 10 pm
Days Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
Location Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic Presented By Aultman FAQ


The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic Presented by Aultman attracts balloonists from throughout the United States. It has become one of the most popular of all Festival events with more than 130,000 spectators viewing the balloon activities over the weekend. 

There are a total of five scheduled flights each year, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening. Added excitement will be generated by the fabulous fireworks display on Saturday. There is musical entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights along with two children's areas.

Whether you're in the mood for a funnel cake or a slice of pizza there is a vendor to meet your appetite! The Balloon Classic Presented by Aultman is truly an event for all families and friends to attend!

Admission is FREE and parking is $5.  Scroll down to view schedule.

Get creative and enter your coloring contest for a chance to WIN a Balloon Classic presented by Aultman prize pack!
PLUS, one lucky winner’s artwork will be displayed at the Akron-Canton Airport!
Completed coloring contests can be returned to the Balloon Classic Children’s Education Area sponsored by Sugardale
between 5-7 p.m. either evening OR mail/drop-off completed coloring contest page to Canton Regional Chamber of
Commerce, 222 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702 by August 13, 2022. Winner of each age group will be selected in August.
Balloon Classic presented by Aultman // July 29-30, 2022 // Kent State Stark and Stark State campuses // Hot air balloons,
music, food, and fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE and parking is $5. Visit www.profootballhofef.com for more info.

Get creative and enter your coloring contest for a chance to WIN a Balloon Classic presented by Aultman prize pack!  PLUS, one lucky winner’s artwork will be displayed at the Akron-Canton Airport! 

CLICK HERE for entry form (pdf)

Completed coloring contests can be returned to the Balloon Classic Children’s Education Area sponsored by Sugardale between 5-7 p.m. either evening OR mail/drop-off completed coloring contest page to Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 222 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702 by August 13, 2022. Winner of each age group will be selected in August.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 29

6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Balloon Launch

4:00 p.m. Food & Vendors Open


4 - 10 p.m. Balloon Activities:
Target Drop
Balloon Education Area
Children's Inflatables Area
Skydivers (sponsored by Kenan Advantage Group)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Balloon Launches (weather permitting)

6:30 p.m. - Live Music!-SWAGG

8:00 p.m. - Donut Eating Contest (provided by Mary Ann Donuts Cafe)

8:30 p.m. - Live Music! - New Wave Nation

9:00 p.m. - The Night Glow



Saturday, July 30

6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Balloon Launch

8:00 a.m. UP, UP & AWAY 5K (register at hofef5k.com)

4:00 p.m. Food & Vendors Open

4 - 10 p.m. Balloon Activities: 
Target Drop
Balloon Education Area

Skydivers (sponsored by Kenan Advantage Group)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Balloon Launches (weather permitting)

6:30 p.m. - Live Music!- Chris Kraft

8:30 p.m. - Live Music! - Dustin Kines

10:00 p.m. - Fireworks (sponsored by Synchrony)



Sunday, July 31

6:30 - 7 a.m. Balloon Launch

Due to ever-changing weather conditions, clearance for balloon lift-off is determined immediately prior to launch.


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